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Rostovzeff, Michael I. ((Michael Ivanovitch)), 1870-1952.

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Rostovzeff, Michael Ivanovitch

Rostovtzeff, Michael I. (Michael Ivanovitch)

Rostovtzeff, Michael (Michael)

Rostovtzeff, Michael Ivanovitch

Rostowzew, M. (Michael)

Rostowzew, Michael

Rostovtsev, Mikhail Ivanovich


Biographical Note

Date Event
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,
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 Rostovzeff 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.


Archival Records:
Creator: Rostovzeff, Michael I. (Michael Ivanovitch), 1870-1952.
Title: Papers of Michael Ivanovitch Rostovzeff, (1897-1968)
Extent: Linear ft. of shelf space occupied: 4.5; Number of items: ca. 2,500
Repository: Duke University. Special Collections Library.
Abstract: The Michael I. Rostovzeff Papers span the years 1897 to 1968 with the bulk dated 1926 to 1954. The collection chiefly consists of the correspondence of Michael Rostovzeff and C. Bradford Welles, a colleague of Rostovzeff's at Yale University, with other scholars in the fields of ancient history, archaeology, and philology. Other materials include autobiographical writings by Rostovzeff, photographs, financial papers, and clippings. The papers primarily reflect Michael Rostovzeff's tenure as a faculty member of the Classics Department at Yale University.

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Name Date Event
Daniel Pitti 3 September 2001 Record created using <bioghist> element in rostov.xml

Language/Script of description: English in Latin Script.

Descriptive rules: Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition.


Guide to the Papers of Michael Ivanovitch Rostovzeff

Michael Ivanovitch Rostovzeff, 1870-1952

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His Istoriia gosudarstvennago otkupa, 1899.

nuc89-43423: His Iranians & Greeks in south Russia [MI] 1922 (hdg. on MH rept.: Rostovtsev, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1870-1952; usage: M. Rostovtzeff)

Römische Bleitesserae, 1979: t.p. (Michael Rostowzew)