Tarn, William Woodthorpe
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British ancient historian and writer. Born London 26. 2. 1869, died Muirtown, Scotland, 7. 11. 1957. School at Eton (1882–1888); studied at Trinity College, Cambridge (1888–1892), especially Greek philosophy with Henry Jackson. Thereafter professional training before working as a barrister in London 1894–1905. After World War I, returned to Scotland to work as a private scholar following serious illness, living at Muirtown (Inverness). During the…

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Schlange-Schöningen, Heinrich, “Tarn, William Woodthorpe”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00696>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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