Parry, Milman
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American classical philologist and comparatist. Born Oakland, California, 20. 6. 1902, died Los Angeles 3. 12. 1935. 1919–1923 studied classics at Univ. of California at Berkeley, from 1924 at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he took his doctorate in 1928 (Docteur ès lettres). Also assistant prof. at Drake Univ., Des Moines, Iowa. From 1929 instructor, from 1932 assistant prof. at Harvard; 1933–1935 field studies on improvised oral heroic poetry in what was then Yugoslavia.

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Visser, Edzard, “Parry, Milman”, 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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