Bernard Knox, Ph.D.

Bernard Knox is an internationally prominent Classicist and prolific author of scholarly journal articles and books. Dr. Knox authored and delivered a lecture for the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire titled, “Always to Be Best: The Competitive Spirit in Greek Culture.” Viewers can read and download this PDF file on the Classical World and Hellenic Studies webpage of HCS.

Dr. Knox has taught at Yale University for many years and also served as director of the prestigious Center of Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The recipient of many academic honors and awards, he was recently the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature, and the editor of and a contributor to the Cambridge History of Classical Literature. He penned The Oldest Dead White European Males, in addition to many other authoritative and critically acclaimed texts on ancient drama and literature.

Among his many accomplishments, he had been the recipient of awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Endowment of the Humanities, as well as receiving an appointment as a Guggenheim fellow and being elected president of the noted American Philological Association.

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