Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Edited by: Peter Kuhlmann (Göttingen) and Helmuth Schneider (Kassel)

This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.

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Tarn, William Woodthorpe

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Author(s): Schlange-Schöningen, Heinrich
British ancient historian and writer. Born London 26. 2. 1869, died Muirtown, Scotland, 7. 11. 1957. School at Eton (1882–1888); studied at Trinity College, Cambridge (1888–1892), especially Greek philosophy with Henry Jackson. Thereafter professional training before working as a barrister in London 1894–1905. After World War I, returned to Scotland to work as a private scholar following serious illness, living at Muirtown (Inverness). During the war worked for the British War Office in Whitehal…

Taubmann, Friedrich

(416 words)

Author(s): Leonhardt, Jürgen
German philologist and Latin poet. Born Wonsees (Upper Franconia) 15. 5. 1565, died Wittenberg 24. 3. 1634. School from 1578 at Lateinschule in Kulmbach, from 1582 scholarship to the Fürstenschule Heilsbronn; from 1592 studied at Univ. of Wittenberg. 1593 ¶ crowned poeta laureatus. 1595 appointed prof. of poetry at Wittenberg on the initiative of Duke Friedrich Wilhelm I, holding the post for life. Lifelong connections with the Electoral Court of Saxony, where he was kurzweiliger Rat (‘amusing councillor’). Work and influence T. achieved renown as a Latin author, in particul…

Taylor, Lily Ross

(554 words)

Author(s): Schlange-Schöningen, Heinrich
American ancient historian. Born Auburn, Alabama, 12. 8. 1886, died Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 18. 11. 1969. 1902–1906 studied Roman history at Univ. of Wisconsin in Madison. From 1906 graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, 1909/10 at the American Academy in Rome. Doctorate 1912 at Bryn Mawr College with Tenney Frank, thesis on cults at Ostia [1]. 1912–1927 lecturer, then prof. of Latin at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York); 1917 first female member of the American Academy in Rome. 1927–1952 …

Temporini, Hildegard, Countess Vitzthum

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Author(s): Herrmann-Otto, Elisabeth
German ancient historian. Born Berlin 14. 3. 1939, died Tübingen 30. 11. 2004. 1958 Abitur in Frankfurt; studied there and at Tübingen; doctorate 1967 and habil. 1975, Tübingen. 1976 lecturer Tübingen, 1977 prof. sup., 1979–2004 prof. ext. there. Co-editor: 1972–2004 of ANRW, 1984–2004 of Historia (also special studies). Work and influence T. studied Latin, ancient history, history of art and archaeology, initially at Frankfurt, then from 1959/60 at Tübingen, where she took her doctorate in ancient history in 1966/67 with Joseph Vogt on the wome…