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The Tragedy of Etarre Rhys Carpenter

The Tragedy of Etarre

Rhys Carpenter

Published February 12th 2010
ISBN : 9781409973539
Paperback
118 pages
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Rhys Carpenter (1889-1980) was a classical art historian and professor at Bryn Mawr College. He took his B. A. in Classics at Columbia University in 1909. He won a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford, studying at Balliol College. There he published his ownMoreRhys Carpenter (1889-1980) was a classical art historian and professor at Bryn Mawr College. He took his B. A. in Classics at Columbia University in 1909. He won a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford, studying at Balliol College. There he published his own poetry and earned a second B. A. (1911) and an M. A. (1914). He spent the year 1912- 13 at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The president of Bryn Mawr College, Martha Carey Thomas (1857-1935) invited Carpenter to establish a department of classical archaeology at the college, which he did while completing his own graduate work at Columbia University- he completed his Ph. D. in 1916 with a dissertation on The Ethics of Euripides. In 1926 he became professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and established the schools journal, Hesperia in 1932. He also was instrumental in the planning of the American excavations of the agora in Athens. He returned to teaching at Bryn Mawr College and also delivered the Martin Classical Lectures at Oberlin College, which appeared in print as The Humanistic Value of Archaeology (1933).