Jenny Strauss Clay

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Jenny Strauss Clay
OccupationWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics
ChildrenAndreia Clay
Academic background
EducationReed College, University of Chicago
Alma materUniversity of Washington
Academic work
Sub-disciplineAncient Greek literature

Jenny Strauss Clay is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. After completing studies at Reed College and the University of Chicago, Strauss Clay completed her doctorate at the University of Washington. She taught at the University of California at Irvine and Johns Hopkins University.[1] She is currently a member of the Nominating Committee of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association), until 2018.[2]


Strauss Clay is the adopted daughter of Leo Strauss.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Politics of Olympus: Form and Meaning in the Major Homeric Hymns (1989); ISBN 9781853996924
  • The wrath of Athena: gods and men in the Odyssey (1997); ISBN 0822630699
  • Hesiod's Cosmos (2003); ISBN 9780521823920[4]
  • Homer's Trojan theater: space, vision, and memory in the Iliad (2011); ISBN 9780521149488


  1. ^ "Jenny Straus Clay". Department of Classics, University of Virginia. 2015. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  2. ^ "SCS Board and Committees". Society for Classical Studies. 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  3. ^ Jenny Strauss Clay (7 June 2003). "The Real Leo Strauss". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  4. ^ Review of Hesiod's Cosmos from BMCR

Eugene R. Sheppard, Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile (Brandeis Univ. Pr., 2006), 82

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