Jacqueline de Romilly#


Jacqueline de Romilly
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:705
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:jromilly
Elected:1989




Jacqueline de Romilly passed away December 18, 2010.

Positions Held
  • 1973 Professor of Greek moral philosophy and politics (formation de la pensée morale et politique) at Collège de France (first female professor of this institution)
  • 1957 Professor at the Sorbonne
  • 1949 - 1957 Professor at Lille University and subsequently at the Sorbonne, between 1957 and 1973.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Culture and language of ancient Greece
  • Thucydides

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour
  • Grand Cross of the Ordre national du Mérite
  • Commander of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques
  • Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
  • Commander of the Order of the Phoenix (Greece)
  • Commander of the Order of Honour (Greece)
  • 1988 Elected to the Académie française
  • First woman professor at the Collège de France (Chair: Greece and the formation of the moral and political thought)
  • 1975 First woman member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • 1987 President of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres
  • 1981 Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
  • 2000 Appointed by Greece as Ambassador of Hellenism (she had received Greek citizenship in 1995)
  • 1948 Ambatielos Prize of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • 1969 Croiset Prize of the Institut de France
  • 1974 Langlois Prize of the Académie française
  • 1984 Grand Prize of the Académie française
  • 1995 Onassis Prize - prize for her struggle to preserve teaching of ancient Greek and Latin
  • 2000 Daudet Prize for defence of the French language
  • 2008 Prize of the Greek Parliament
  • 1988 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Corresponding member of foreign academies: Denmark, Great Britain, Vienna, Athens, Bavaria, the Netherlands, Naples, Turin, Genoa and the United States
  • Honorary doctorates from the universities of Oxford, Athens, Dublin, Heidelberg, Montreal and Yale University


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