(Michigan & Wadham 1949) (9 January 1927 - 14 December 2020)
Mort arrived at Harvard College in the Spring semester of 1947 and graduated in 1949. In 1949 Mort became a Rhodes Scholar and spent the next three years at Oxford University studying ancient history and philosophy until he returned to Harvard to pursue a doctorate.
He served a year as an Instructor at Harvard (1954-1955) and after three years as an assistant professor of History and Classics at the University of Chicago, he arrived at UCLA, where he would remain for his entire career.
One can conservatively estimate that 20,000 UCLA undergraduates attended his Mort's lectures on the ancient world at UCLA.