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educator , Classicist

Laura Anne Laidlaw, American classicist, educator. Fulbright fellow, Rome, 1959-1960, Rome Prize fellow in classics American Academy in Rome, 1959-1961, National Endowment of the Humanities Younger Scholars fellow, Rome and Pompeii, 1968-1969; grantee American Council Learned Societies, 1967, 71, 73, 74, 83, American Philosophical Society, 1969, 74; named Senior Research associate American School Classical Studies, Athens, 1983-1984, 90-91.


Laidlaw, Laura Anne was born on April 16, 1931 in New York City. Daughter of Frederick Braidwood and Isabel Harrington (Emerson) Laidlaw.


AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1952;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1963.


Intern teacher Latin, The Westtown (Pennsylvania) School, 1952-1953;teacher Latin and English, The George School, George School, Pennsylvania, 1953-1956;instructor department of classical studies, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1961-1963;assistant professor, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1963-1968;associate professor, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1968-1974;professor, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1974-1987;E. Marion Smith professor classics, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, since 1987. Staff member Costa Excavations, American Academy in Rome, 1965-1971. Classicist-in-residence American Academy in Rome, 1975-1976.

Director excavations House of Sallust, Superintendency of Antiquities, Pompeii and Naples, Italy, 1969-1972. Staff member German Mission in Carthage, German Archaeol. Institute, Rome, 1983, 87-88, 94.


  • Avocations: travel to classical sites and museums, reading, photography. F C.


Fellow American Academy in Rome (chairman summer scholarship committee). Member American Institute Archaeology, American Classical League, Classical Association of Middle West and South, Classical Association Virginia, Vergilian Society, Amici di Pompei.


  • Other Interests

    Travel to classical sites and museums, reading, photography.


Frederick Braidwood Laidlaw

Isabel Harrington (Emerson) Laidlaw