Skip to main content


After staying on an extra year at the university to complete an M.A., Richard McClintock earned a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina. A one-year replacement job at Hampden-Sydney College accidentally led to a thirty-seven year career as the director of the College's publications office. His fifteen minutes of classical fame (including an interview on NPR's "All THings Considered") came as a result of his discovery that the printer's dummy text know as "Lorem ipsum" derives from the Loeb edition of Cicero's De Finibus. Now retired, he keeps busy designing and producing build-it-yourself kits of historic buildings [LINK:], with all proceeds benefiting the sites themselves.

Graduation Year