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Encyclopedia > Alan Wace

Alan John Bayard Wace (born July 13, 1879 in Cambridge, England; died November 9, 1956, in Athens, Greece) was an English archaeologist and director of the British School at Athens (1914-1923).

Wace was professor of classical archaeology at University of Cambridge from 1934 to 1944 and at the Farouk I University in Egypt from 1943 to 1952. Among his field projects were those at Sparta, Mycenae, Troy, Thessaly, Corinth, and Alexandria. The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A clay tablet with writing in Linear B from Mycenae. ... Walls of the excavated city of Troy Troy (Ancient Greek Τροία Troia, also Ίλιον Ilion; Latin: Troia, Ilium) is a legendary city, center of the Trojan War, described in the Trojan War cycle, especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. ... Map showing Thessaly periphery in Greece Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... Corinth, or Korinth (Κόρινθος; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... Alexandria Modern Alexandria, from Qaitbays Citadel Antiquity and modernity stand side-by-side in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport. ...

Along with Carl Blegen, Wace carried out important work on the decipherment of Linear B tablets. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Linear B script sample Linear B is a script that was used for writing Mycenaean, an early form of Greek. ...


  • Prehistoric Thessaly (1912).
  • Mycenae, an Archaeological History and Guide (1949).
  • A Companion to Homer (1962).


  • Entry by David Gill in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • F. H. Stubbings, "Alan John Bayard Wace, 1879–1957", Proceedings of the British Academy, 44 (1958), 263–80.
  • Carl Blegen, "Alan John Bayard Wace (1879–1957)", American Philosophical Society Yearbook (1958), 162–71.
  • Sinclair Hood, ‘Alan John Bayard Wace’, Gnomon 30 (1958), 158–9.



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