Harrison, Jane Ellen
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British philologist and religious scholar. Born Cottingham (Yorkshire) 9. 9. 1850, died London 15. 4. 1928. 1874–1879 studied classical philology at Newnham College, Cambridge, then classical archaeology at London from 1880. Thereafter study and research, including her own lectures at the British Museum and writing activities in London, as well as travelling. 1898–1922 research fellow and lecturer in classical archaeology at Newnham.

Scholarly background

After her mother’s death in childbirth…

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Kanthak, Anna-Maria, “Harrison, Jane Ellen”, 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 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00308>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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