Homolle, Théophile

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Homolle, Théophile


Born Dec. 19, 1848, in Paris; died there June 13, 1925. French archaeologist.

Homolle was director of the French Archaeological School in Athens from 1890 to 1904 and in 1912and 1913. He was director of the Louvre from 1904 to 1911 and of the National Library in Paris from 1913 to 1923.

From 1877 to 1880 and from 1885 to 1888, Homolle headed excavations on the island of Delos, where remains of the Temple of Apollo and other cultic buildings were discovered. Many ancient sculptures and inscriptions were also uncovered. From 1892 to 1903, Homolle excavated at Delphi, and his results were published in Les Fouilles de Delphes (The Excavations at Delphi; vols. 1–5, 1907–55). Homolle is the author of many studies on ancient inscriptions, published for the most part in the Bulletin de correspondance héllénique.

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