Broughton, Thomas Robert Shannon
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Canadian ancient historian. Born 17. 2. 1900 in Corbetton, Ontario, died 17. 9. 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. BA in classics 1921 at Univ. of Toronto; MA there 1922. 1925–1928 studied at Johns Hopkins Univ. in Baltimore; doctorate there 1928. 1928–1965 prof. at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. 1965–1970 prof. of Latin at the Univ. of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Background, work and influence

B. was born into a Canadian farming family of Anglo-Irish origin. His scholarly career began in 19…

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Sonnabend, Holger, “Broughton, Thomas Robert Shannon”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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