The Passing of Professor Mortimer Chambers

Published: December 18, 2020

The Department of Classics is sad to share the news that long-time friend of the department and dear colleague, Professor Emeritus of History, Mortimer Chambers, passed away this last Monday (December 14, 2020).  Professor Chambers taught in the History Department from 1958 to 2008.  He introduced thousands of students to the history and wonders of ancient Greece, both in his classes at UCLA and as professor in charge of summer trips to Greece. Mort was a deep-thinking and versatile scholar, whose work ranged from groundbreaking analysis of the Aristotelian Constitution of the Athenians to a crucial study on the dating significance of the three-barred sigma, as well as to Classical Reception.  He was adored by students and friends worldwide.  Our love and sympathy are extended to his beloved wife Catherine, and to his daughters, Julie and Pam.  Read an appreciation on our in memoriam page.