Blegen, Carl William
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American archaeologist. Born 27. 1. 1887 in Minneapolis, died 24. 8. 1971 in Athens. Studied at Univ. of Minnesota, 1907 BA; 1920 doctorate from Yale. 1911 fellow of archaeology, 1913 Secretary, then 1920 Assistant Director, 1926/27 Acting Director, 1948/49 Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA). 1927–1957 prof. of classical archaeology at the Univ. of Cincinnati, 1950–1957 chairman of the Classics Dept. Many honorary doctorates, 1965 first Gold Medal of the American…

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Tzonou-Herbst, Ioulia, “Blegen, Carl William”, 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 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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