Rostovtzeff, Michael Ivanovitch, 1870-1952

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1870-11-10
Death 1952-10-20
Gender:
Male
Americans
Russian, Greek, Modern (1453-), French, English

Biographical notes:

Professor of ancient history, Yale University and Director of the Yale University Expedition at Dura-Europos.

From the description of Papers, 1897-1968 and n.d. (bulk 1926-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 27244635

Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff was born in Kiev, Russia, on November 10, 1870. He taught ancient history at the University of Wisconsin, 1920-1925, and Yale University, 1925-1939, where he also served as director of archaeological research and curator of ancient art, 1939-1944. Rostovtzeff died in New Haven, Connecticut, on October 20, 1952. He studied at the University of Kiev and the University of Saint Petersburg, 1888-1892, and the University of Vienna and German Archaeological Institute in Rome, 1895-1898. Rostovtzeff received his M.A. and Ph.D in Classical Philology from Saint Petersburg in 1899 and 1903. As an international scholar, Rostovtzeff travelled extensively and published works in several languages, including Greek, French and English. His works on the Dura Europos excavations are extensive. Rostovtzeff also served as president of the American Historical Association in 1935. He married Sophie Michailovna in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 8, 1901.

From the guide to the Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff papers, 1914-1952, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff was born in Kiev, Russia, on November 10, 1870. He taught ancient history at the University of Wisconsin, 1920-1925, and Yale University, 1925-1939, where he also served as director of archaeological research and curator of ancient art, 1939-1944. He studied at the University of Kiev and the University of Saint Petersburg, 1888-1892, and the University of Vienna and German Archaeological Institute in Rome, 1895-1898. Rostovtzeff received his M.A. and Ph.D in Classical Philology from Saint Petersburg in 1899 and 1903. As an international scholar, Rostovtzeff travelled extensively and published works in several languages, including Greek, French and English. His works on the Dura Europos excavations are extensive. Rostovtzeff also served as president of the American Historical Association in 1935. He married Sophie Michailovna in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 8, 1901. Rostovtzeff died in New Haven, Connecticut, on October 20, 1952.

From the description of Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff papers, 1914-1981 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165668

  • 1870, Nov. 10: Born, Zhitomir (the Ukraine), Russia
  • 1888: Graduated from the First Classical Gymnasium, Kiev, Russia
  • 1892: B.A., University of St. Petersburg
  • 1899: Master of Latin Literature, University of St. Petersburg
  • 1901: Married Sophie M. Kulezycki
  • 1903: Doctor of Latin Literature, University of St. Petersburg
  • 1905 - 1918 : Member, Constitutional Democratic Party
  • 1916 - 1919 : Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1918: Emigrated to Great Britain
  • 1918 - 1920 : Lecturer, Queen's College, Oxford University
  • 1920 - 1925 : Professor of Ancient History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • 1925 - 1939 : Sterling Professor of Ancient History, Yale University
  • 1926 - 1927 : Published A History of the Ancient World
  • 1926: Published The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire
  • 1928 - 1937 : Director of the Yale University Expedition at Dura-Europos
  • 1938: Published Dura-Europos and Its Art
  • 1939: Appointed Director of Archaeological Studies, Yale University
  • 1941: Published The Social and Economic History of the Hellenistic World
  • 1944: Appointed as the Sterling Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, Emeritus
  • 1952, Oct. 20: Died, New Haven, Conn.

Professor Rostovtzeff received honorary degrees from the University of Leipzig (1909), Oxford University (1919), University of Wisconsin (1924), Cambridge University (1934), Harvard University (1936), Athens University (1937), and the University of Chicago (1941). He was also a member of numerous national academies and learned societies, both in the United States and Europe. Included among these are Phi Beta Kappa, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philological Society, La Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia, Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, and the Polish Academy of Science.

From the guide to the Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff Papers, 1897-1968, (Duke University. Special Collections Library.)

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Subjects:

  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)--Syria--Dura
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • History, ancient
  • Political refugees--20th century
  • Classical antiquities
  • Classical education
  • World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
  • Archaeology

Occupations:

  • Archaeologists
  • Historians
  • Classicists

Places:

  • Dura-Europos (Extinct city) (as recorded)
  • Dura (Syria) (as recorded)
  • Dura (Syria) (as recorded)
  • Syria--Dura (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Dura-Europos (Ancient City) (as recorded)