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4. Humanities[X]
404. History of the Arts, Literature, Religion and Sciences[X]
1Name:  Professor Jacqueline de Romilly
 Institution:  Collège de France
 Year Elected:  1978
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404. History of the Arts, Literature, Religion and Sciences
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1913
 Death Date:  December 18, 2010
Jacqueline de Romilly was an authority on ancient Greek, having studied mainly the history of political and moral ideas in the fifth century B.C. Born in Chartres, France in 1913, she had been a professor at the University of Lille and at the Sorbonne and chair of Greek and the formation of moral and political thought at the Collège de France. In 1975 she became the first woman elected to the Académie des Inscripitons et Belles-Lettres, the learned society devoted to the humanities and part of the Institut de France, and in 1988, she became the second woman to enter the Académie Française. Professor de Romilly is the author of numerous books, including Time in Greek Tragedy (1968), Magic and Rhetoric in Ancient Greece (1975) and The Rise and Fall of States According to Greek Authors (1991). In addition to her works on ancient Greece, she wrote a novel and several collections of short stories, a travel book on Provence and several volumes of memoirs. Internationally prominent, she obtained Greek nationality in 1995 and was nominated ambassador to Greece in 2000. She had been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1978.
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