Dee Clayman

Professor of Classics, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York

PhD in Classical Studies, 1972

Dee Clayman is an expert in Hellenistic poetry. He books on that subject include Queen Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt (2014), Timon of Phlius: Pyrrhonism into Poetry (2009), and Callimachus' Iambi, Mnemosyne Supplement 59 (1980), the last being a revised version of her Penn dissertation. In addition, she is the subject editor for Classics of Oxford Bibliographies Online ( and General Editor of the Database of Classical Bibliography, which is now incorported with the Année Philologique online at Since 2012 she has been Vice-Président of the Société internationale pour bibliographie classique, and in 2010–2011 she was President of the American Philological Association (now the Society for Classical Studies). Her many honors and awards include research grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Barrington Foundation, The J. Paul Getty Trust, The Florence J. Gould Foundation, The Institute for Mediterranean Studies, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Loeb Classical Library Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, The Lucile and David Packard Foundation, and The Seth Sprague Foundation. She has also received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship, and Medal for Distinguished Service from the American Philological Association.

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