Ashby, Thomas
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British archaeologist and topographer. Born 14. 10. 1874 at Staines (Middlesex), died 15. 5. 1931 in New Malden (Surrey). After attending public school (Winchester College) 1893–1897, studied at Christ Church College, Oxford. From 1903 Assistant Director, 1906–1925 Director of the British School at Rome (BSR); appointed Senior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford for 1931.

Background, work and influence

In 1890, A.’s father, a former brewery owner and amateur archaeologist, moved to…

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Dyson, Stephen L., “Ashby, Thomas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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