JMC Fellow Wins the Premio Lucio Colletti

Cornell Professor and JMC Fellow Barry Strauss wins prestigious Italian award.

The Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies and Chair of the History Department Barry Strauss has won the Premio Lucio Colletti, an annual prize in honor of the Italian philosopher and politician.

The prize was established by the Italian government and is given to journalists scholars and writers. Strauss will receive the award June 20 at the Capitoline in Rome.

Strauss is a Cornell graduate and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. His research focuses on ancient Greece and Rome;  his most recent book is “The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination.” His books have been translated into ten languages and praised by publications such as the Washington Post and Bloomberg.

He has received numerous fellowships from institutions such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Academy in Rome. He is also a recipient of Cornell’s Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.