Tony Long Elected to American Philosophical Society

May 1, 2009

Tony Long, Irving Stone Professor of Literature and Professor of Classics, has received the signal honor of being elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

The American Philosophical Society ("held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge," as its official title states) was founded at the suggestion of Benjamin Franklin in 1743. It currently has about 900 members drawn from the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and public service. A few dozen new members are elected each spring. Selection "honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields."

Tony joins about 60 members of the Berkeley faculty who have previously been elected to the APS. The other members from Classics are Crawford Greenewalt, jr.,, Erich Gruen, and Ron Stroud, as well as the late Tom Rosenmeyer.