Frazer, James George
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British classical philologist, religious scholar and social anthropologist. Born Glasgow, 1. 1. 1854, died Cambridge 7. 5. 1941. 1869–1875 studied classics at Glasgow, from 1876 at Cambridge, where he took doctorate in 1879. Fellow at Cambridge until his death. 1907 honorary prof. of social anthropology at Univ. of Liverpool. Knighted 1914.

Career, works and influence

After gaining his MA at the Univ. of Glasgow (1874), F. continued his studies of classical philology at Trinity College, Cambr…

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Cordes, Lisa Sophie, “Frazer, James George”, 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 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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