Center for Hellenic Studies

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"Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies was founded in 1960. It was made possible by a grant of the Old Dominion Foundation, the predecessor of the Mellon Foundation. The land on which the Center was built was donated by Mrs. Marie Beale to the foundation, in memory of her son, Walker Blaine Beale, Harvard College class of 1918, who died in World War I...

"The Center's establishment was announced in January 1961. Bernard M. W. Knox, then Professor of Classics at Yale University, was appointed the first Director. Because of a previous commitment (as Sather Lecturer) at the University of California, Berkeley, his appointment was delayed by one year, during which Professor Michael C. J. Putnam of Brown University served as Acting Director. Bernard Knox retired in 1985; he was succeeded by Zeph Stewart of Harvard University (1985-1992), Deborah Boedeker and Kurt Raaflaub of Brown University (1992-2000), and by the current Director, Gregory Nagy of Harvard University (2000-)." [1]

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  1. Center for Hellenic Studies History, organizational web page, accessed November 15, 2018.