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Thallon-Hill, Ida, 1875-1954

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    • Ida Carleton
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    • Thallon, Ida Carleton, 1875-1954
    • Hill, Ida Thallon-, 1875-1954
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    • found: The ancient city of Athens, 1953:t.p. (Ida Thallon Hill)
    • found: Decorated architectural terracottas, 1929:title page (by Ida Thallon-Hill and Lida Shaw King)
    • found: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, via WWW, March 15, 2017(Ida Thallon Hill Papers; Ida Carleton Thallon was born August 11, 1875 in Brooklyn, a daughter of John and Grace Green Thallon; she came from Packer Collegiate Institute to Vassar College, where she received her A.B. degree in 1897 and her M.A. in 1901; in 1899-1901 she was a student in the American School of Classical Studies at Athens; from 1903-1905 she studied at Columbia University, which conferred the degree of Ph. D. upon her in 1905; her teaching experience was all at Vassar, in three subjects: Greek, 1901-1903; Latin, 1906-1907; History, 1907-1924; her subsequent marriage to the distinguished archaeologist, Bert Hodge Hill, and her departure to Athens terminated her teaching career at Vassar; she published Readings in Greek History (1914), Rome of the Kings (1925), and, in collaboration with Lida Shaw King, Decorated Architectural Terracottas in the Corinth Series of the American School (IV, I, 1929); just before her death (1954), her new book The Ancient City of Athens (1953) was published; Hill also left a nearly finished manuscript of another book on ancient Greek sites outside Athens; she is buried in the Protestant Corner of the First Cemetery in Athens)
    • found: Breaking Ground: Women in Old World Archaeology, via WWW, March 15, 2017(Ida Thallon Hill (1875-1954); Ida Carleton Thallon; born August 11, 1875; she married Bert Hodge Hill, then Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, in 1924; she resigned from her position at Vassar and moved to Greece permanently; Thallon-Hill commited herself to the publication of the Corinthian terracottas, a project she had started long before with Lida Shaw King; Ida Thallon Hill died at sea on December 14, 1954, while traveling to Athens; she was seventy-nine years old, but in June of that same year she had excavated with Carl Blegen at Pylos; to the end of her life, she remained as ardent proponent of field archaeology)
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