From Victorian to Modern: The Transformation of Ancient Greek History in the Work of Jane Ellen Harrison and W.W. Tarn Open Access

Adams, Jonathan Douglas (2016)

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This thesis examines the changes in the study of the classics in Britain during the early twentieth century by examining the work of two scholars from this period: Jane Ellen Harrison and William Woodthorpe (W. W.) Tarn. As the study of the classics became more specialized, previous views of the ancient world began to be reexamined. Chapter 1 discusses how the classics were studied in Britain until to Harrison's and Tarn's generation. Chapters 2 and 3 examine the works of Harrison and Tarn. Chapter 4 compares the work and conclusions of Harrison and Tarn and briefly ends on how they have been received.

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Introduction 1

1. Background 5

2. Jane Ellen Harrison 9

3. William Woodthorpe Tarn 27

4. Comparison and Conclusion 44

Bibliography 49

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