Alumnae Achievement Awards
Mary Rosenthal Lefkowitz ’57
of Classical Studies
Lefkowitz ’57 is
one of the best known and highly respected classical
in this country. More than that, Mary Lefkowitz is a
public intellectual of the highest caliber. Dr. Lekfowitz
returned to her alma mater in 1959 as an Instructor in
Greek. After serving in various other academic ranks,
she became the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities
in 1979, which she remained until her retirement in 2005.
She received her Ph.D in Classical Philology at Radcliffe
College (a.k.a Harvard University) in 1961.
has written extensively on Greek mythology and has
authored numerous books on women in the ancient
world. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The
New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement,
The New Republic and The New York Review of Books.
Dr. Lefkowitz has appeared on national radio talk shows,
on CBS television’s 60 Minutes, and was the subject
of interviews in The Boston Globe and The Washington
Her many distinctions include
fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies,
for the Humanities and the Onassis Foundation. In
2004 she received the Radcliffe Graduate Society Medal
was the 2005 recipient of the Wellesley College Faculty
Service Award. In 2006 she was awarded a National
Humanities Medal “for outstanding excellence in scholarship
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