William Woodthorpe Tarn

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Tarn, William Woodthorpe


Born Feb. 26, 1869, in London; died Nov. 7, 1957, in Inverness. British historian of classical antiquity.

Tarn’s chief works are concerned with the history of the Hellenistic Age.


Amigonos Gonatas. Oxford, 1913.
Alexander the Great, vols. 1–2, Cambridge, 1948.
Octavian, Antony and Cleopatra. London, 1965. (In collaboration with M. P. Charlesworth.)
The Greeks in Bactria and India. Cambridge, 1966.
In Russian translation:
Ellinisticheskaia tsivilizatsiia. Moscow, 1949.
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