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Encyclopedia > Russell Meiggs

Russell Meiggs (1902-June 24, 1989) was a British ancient historian, perhaps best known for his extensive work on the Roman port city of Ostia. 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... Scale model of Portus, near Ostia The Temple of the goddess Roma on the Forum of Ostia. ...

He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Keble College, Oxford. He was Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Balliol College, Oxford from 1939 to 1970. During World War II he worked at the Ministry of Supply in the timber section. Meiggs served as Prefect[1] of the College from 1945 until 1969. His eccentricity was legendary. His papers are in the Balliol College library. View of the Christs Hospital campus View of the Christs Hospital quad Christs Hospital (also popularly known as the Bluecoat School, and also known by the nicknames Housey and CH) is a full board boarding school located in the countryside just south of Horsham, West Sussex, England. ... College name Keble College Named after John Keble Established 1870 Sister College Selwyn College Warden Prof. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...


  • The Athenian Empire (1972)
  • Roman Ostia (1960; 2nd ed. 1973)
  • w/ J. B. Bury A history of Greece to the death of Alexander the Great (1978) multiple editions.
  • Trees and timber in the ancient Mediterranean world (1982).
  • ed. A Selection of Greek historical inscriptions to the end of the fifth century B.C. (1988).
  • A. Gallina Zevi, ed. 'Roman Ostia' revisited : archaeological and historical papers in memory of Russell Meiggs (1996)

John Bagnell Bury (16 October 1861 – 1 June 1927) was an eminent British historian, classical scholar, and philologist. ...

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  • Biography (German language)


  • [Obituary] Jasper Griffin in The Independent 27 June 1989; Oswyn Murray in The Guardian 28 June 1989.
  • [Biography] Kenneth Dover in Proceedings of the British Academy 80 (1991) 361-70.
  • Obituary by Glen Bowersock "Obituary: Russell Meiggs", In Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 135 (1991), 473-77.
  • Portrait by Michael Noakes in the collection of Balliol College, Oxford[3]



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