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In 2016, with Dr Rosie Wyles of the University of Kent and a team of international scholars, Edith published Female Classical Scholars from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly. 


Here are some of the women it documents and celebrates, with additions gratefully received by emailing Edith @edithhall.co.uk

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Luisa Sigea (1522-1560), poet who taught classics at the court of Maria of Portugal.


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Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681), probably the first person ever to translate Lucretius into English 

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Elizabeth Carter (1717 – 1806), translator of Epictetus, whom Dr Johnson called the best Greek scholar in England.

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Clotilde Tambroni (1758 – 1817), the first woman ever to hold a Chair of Greek, at the University of Bologna.


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Jacqueline de Romilly (1913 - 2010), expert on Thucydides and Greek society, and the first woman nominated to the College de France.

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Olga Freidenberg (1890 – 1955), the first woman to gain a doctorate in Classical Philology at Leningrad University, expert on the ancient novel.