|Education||Oxford University (Classics), University of Leeds (Doctorate, classics)|
|Known for||Classics expertise|
Elaine Fantham is a British classicist. She was Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University from 1986 to 1999. She was chair of the Department of Classics at Princeton from 1989 to 1992 and the president of the American Philological Association for 2004.
Fantham studied classics at Oxford University and then proceeded to the University of Liverpool where she received her doctorate in 1962. For some time, she taught classics at Indiana University. From 1968 to 1986 Fantham was professor of classics at the University of Toronto in Canada. In 1986 she joined the classics department at Princeton University, where she taught until her retirement in 1999.
Fantham is part of the advisory boards of different scientific periodicals, amongst others Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici.
- On January 5, 2008 Fantham was given the Distinguished Service Award of the American Philological Association.
- Latin Poets & Italian Gods, Toronto 2009, ISBN 978-1-4426-4059-7
- Julia Augusti. The Emperor's Daughter, London 2006, ISBN 0-415-33146-3.
- Ovid's Metamorphoses, Oxford 2004, ISBN 0-19-515409-6.
- The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore, Oxford 2004, ISBN 0-19-926315-9. (Review)
- Roman Literary Culture. From Cicero to Apuleius, Baltimore 1995, ISBN 0-8018-5204-8.
- Women in the Classical World: Image and Text, New York u.a. 1995, ISBN 0-19-506727-4.
- Comparative Studies in Republican Latin Imagery, Toronto 1972
- Ovid, Fasti IV (1998)
- Lucan, De Bello Civili Book II (1992)
- Seneca, Troades (1982)
- Erasmus, The Educational and Literary Works (1989).
- Program for the 2005 American Philological Association Meeting.