James Zetzel

Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, Department of Classics

James Zetzel is the Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature at Columbia University, where he has held a teaching appointment since 1986. He was Chair of the Department of Classics from 1989-92 and 2008-11. From 1999-2002, he was the James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (1977-78), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1987-88), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1997-98). He is also the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to the Core Curriculum from Columbia University in 2004. Professor Zetzel received his BA (1968), MA (1970), and PhD (1973) from Harvard University. His books include translations of Cicero’s Ten Speeches (Hackett, 2009) and On the Commonwealth and On the Laws (Cambridge University Press, 1999), as well as his revised dissertation, Latin Textual Criticism in Antiquity (Arno Press, New York 1981; reprinted Ayer Co., Salem, N.H. 1984).