Thompson, Homer Armstrong
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Canadian-American classical archaeologist. Born Devlin, Ontario, 7. 9. 1906, died Hightstown, New Jersey, 7. 5. 2000. Studied at the Univ. of British Columbia, 1925 BA, 1927 MA 1929 doctorate at Univ. of Michigan. 1933–1947 prof. of classical archaeology at the Univ. of Toronto. Curator of the antiquities collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. 1946–1967 director of excavations in the Agora. From 1947 prof. at School of Historical Studies at the Institute of Advanced Studies…

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Dyson, Stephen L. and Graepler, Daniel, “Thompson, Homer Armstrong”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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