B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., University of London; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies
Classicist and historian of Greek and Roman history, ancient religion and warfare, Alexander the Great and western civilizations.
Guy MacLean Rogers holds a first-class honors B.A. degree in Ancient History from University College London, and a received his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University.
He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards in support and recognition of his contributions to scholarship, including ones from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Fellowship program, and the American Philosophical Society. In 1997 he held a senior visiting fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford University. In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Perennial Wisdom Medal" from the Monuments Conservancy in New York City.
Prof. Rogers' first book, "The Sacred Identity of Ephesos: Foundation Myths of a Roman City", won the 1989 Routledge Ancient History Prize. In 2004 his biography, "Alexander: The Ambiguity of Greatness", was published by Random House; it was selected as a History Book Club featured alternate, and has been translated into Russian and Greek. His textbook, "Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World", co-authored with C. Warren Hollister, is in its 8th edition for McGraw-Hill. He contributes regularly to radio and television programs focused on the classical world and his op-ed pieces have appeared in international and U.S. newspapers such as The Los Angeles Times.
Prof. Rogers was Chairman of Wellesley's History Department from 1997-2001, and was appointed to the Macricostas Chair of Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies at Western Connecticut State University from 2006-2008. He currently is Professor of Classics and History, and holder of the Kemper Endowed Chair at Wellesley. He teaches courses on Greek and Roman history, ancient religion and warfare, Alexander the Great and western civilizations. His hobbies include musicology, travel and oenology. He grew up in Litchfield County, Connecticut.