North American Scholar

CLAY, Diskin William Thomas

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1938-11-02
  • Born City: Fresno
  • Born State/Country: CA
  • Parents: Norman William & Florence Patricia Diskin C.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 2014-06-09
  • Death City: Durham
  • Death State/Country: NC
  • Married: Jenny Strauss, 1963-77; Sara Christine Clark, 1978-99; Andrea Purvis, 2000-14.
  • Education:

    B.A. Reed College, 1960; M.A. (Classics), University of Washington, Seattle, 1963; Ph.D., 1967

  • Professional Experience:

    Fulbright fell., Universities of Montpelier & Poitiers, 1960-61; asst. prof. Classics & Humanities, Reed College, 1966-70; jr. fell., Center for Hellenic Studies, 1969-70; asst. to asso. prof. Classics, Haverford College, 1970-76; vis. prof., Université de Lille, 1972; jr. fellow, NEH, 1974-75; vis. prof. Johns Hopkins, 1975-76; asso. prof. to prof. classics, 1976-1980; chair dept, classics, 1976-83; Francis White Prof. Greek, 1980-88; Blegen Prof. Vassar, 1985-86; Distinguished Prof. Classics, Philosophy, & Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 1988-90; Elizabeth Whitehead Prof. ASCSA, 1988-89; Arts & Sciences Professor of Classical Studies, Duke, 1990-91; R.J.R. Nabisco Prof. Classical Studies, 1991-2008; dir. grad. studies, 2001-2008; prof. at Duke in Florence, Villa Corsi-Salviati, Sesto Florentino, 2000; ed. AJP, 1982-87

  • Dissertation:

    "Lucretius' Translation of Greek Philosophy" (Washington, 1967).

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