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Department ofClassics

Famous Classics Students

Jane Addams
Jane Adams: Nobel Peace Prize winner and renowned social worker

James Baker
James Baker: Former U.S. Secretary of State

Mary Beard
Mary Beard: English scholar and professor of Classics

Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown: News Correspondent for PBS's NewsHour

Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown: Former Governor of California

Rita Mae Brown
Rita Mae Brown: Feminist Author

Jack Carlson: Archaeologist and founder of the American apparel-based brand Rowing Blazers

Willa Cather
Willa Cather: Author

William Cohen
William Cohen: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass: Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Writer, and Statesman

W.E.B. Dubois
W.E.B. Dubois: Social Activist and Co-Founder of NAACP

Jonathan Evans
Jonathan Evans: Former Head of British Secret Service, MI5

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud: Founder of Modern Psychology

James Garfield
James Garfield: Twentieth President of the United States

Chuck Geschke
Chuck Geschke: Co-Founder of Adobe Systems

Porter Goss
Porter Goss: Former Director of the CIA

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston: British Actor (best known for his portrayal of Loki in the Thor series)

Zora Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston: Author (Their Eyes Were Watching God, et al.), Anthropologist, and Filmmaker

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson: Third President of the United States

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the UK

Philip Johnson
Philip Johnson: Architect

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling: Actress and screenwriter

T.E. Lawrence
T.E. Lawrence: Better known as "Lawrence of Arabia," Leader in Arab Revolt of 1916

John Bradshaw Layfield
John “Bradshaw” Layfield: Television personality and former WWE wrestler

Anthony Leggett
Anthony Leggett: Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

CS Lewis
C.S. Lewis: Author (The Chronicles of Narnia, et. al.)

Alain Locke
Alain Locke: Author, educator, and first African-American Rhodes scholar

Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi: Football coach

Chris Martin
Chris Martin: Lead Singer of Coldplay

Karl Marx
Karl Marx: Philosopher

Robert Millikan
Robert Millikan: Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Paradise Lost
John Milton: Author (Paradise Lost)

Theodor Mommsen
Theodor Mommsen: Scholar and 19th century German politician

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison: Author (Beloved, et. al.) and Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Huey Newton
Huey P. Newton: African-American revolutionary and co-founder of the Black Panther Party

Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche: Philosopher

Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly: Computer Self-Help Publisher

Enoch Powell
Enoch Powell: British Politician

William Scarborough
William Sanders Scarborough: former president of Wilberforce University and first known African- American Classics scholar

Lynn Sherr
Lynn Sherr: TV News Correspondent

A.E. Stallings
A.E. Stallings: Poet

JRR Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien: Author (Lord of the Rings series)

Ted Turner
Ted Turner: Founder of CNN

Teller (of Penn and Teller): Magician

Peter Weller
Peter Weller: Actor (best known for Robocop)

Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley: Author, considered the first African-American published poet

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde: Playwright