Thomas G. Rosenmeyer
|Intro||German-American classical philologist|
|A.K.A.||Thomas Gustav Rosenmeyer|
|From||Germany United States of America|
|Field||Engineering Social science|
|Birth||3 April 1920, Hamburg, Germany|
|Death||6 February 2007, Oakland, Alameda County, California, U.S.A. (aged 86 years)|
Thomas Gustav Rosenmeyer (April 3, 1920 – February 6, 2007) was a German-American classical scholar. He was a Professor Emeritus for Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interest was the literature of classical Greece, especially Plato.
Rosenmeyer was born on April 3, 1920 in Hamburg and attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums from 1930 to 1938. He left Germany for England in 1939, and was interned for being a German citizen and transferred to Canada, where Martin Ostwald and Emil Fackenheim were in the same camp. After being released in 1942, he graduated from McMaster University in 1944 and completed his M.A. from the University of Toronto in 1945 and his doctor at Harvard in 1949. He was a faculty member at the University of Iowa, Smith College and the University of Washington before he went to the University of California, Berkeley.
He died of cardiac arrest at his home in Oakland on February 6, 2007.