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Robert Mayhew, Ph.D.

Robert Mayhew, Ph.D.


Department of Philosophy


Professor Mayhew’s primary research interests are in ancient philosophy.

Professor Mayhew's primary research interests are in ancient philosophy. His most recent publications in this field are the book Prodicus the Sophist: Texts, Translations, & Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2011), Aristotle: Problems, 2 vols. (Harvard University Press, 2011), and the following essays: “Aristotle’s biology and his lost Homeric Puzzles,” Classical Quarterly (forthcoming), “Aristotle (on fever) in Problemata I,” Apeiron 46 (2013), “Rainbows and fragrant trees: A note on [Aristotle], Problemata 12.3.906a36-38,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 155.3/4 (2012), “On Problemata XXIX 13: Peripatetic legal justice and the case of jury ties,” in Studi sui Problemata Physica Aristotelici, B. Centrone ed. (Naples: Bibliopolis, 2011), and “The title(s) of [Aristotle], Problemata 15,” Classical Quarterly 62.1 (2012). Dr. Mayhew also has an interest in the 20th century novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. His most recent publication on Rand is Ayn Rand’s The Unconquered, an annotated edition of a previously unpublished play (Palgrave-Macmillan).


  • Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Georgetown University
  • B.A., University of Maryland

Academic Distinctions

  • Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant, Harvard University (2009)
  • Anthem Foundation Grant (2009)
  • University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University (2008)
  • Galkin Foundation Donation (2008)

Office Phone
(973) 761-9000 x5188


Office Location
Room 311
Fahy Hall


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