Jocelyn Mary Catherine Toynbee

(1897—1985) archaeologist and art historian

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(1897–1985) [Bi]

British classicist, archaeologist, and Roman art historian. Educated at Winchester High School and Newnham College, Cambridge, she had a short spell teaching at Cheltenham Ladies' College immediately after graduating. She spent the rest of her working life in universities: St Hugh's, Oxford; Reading; from 1927 to 1951 as Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Newnham; and from 1951 as Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology in the University of Cambridge. Amongst her best-known publications are Art in Roman Britain (1962, London: Phaidon) and Animals in Roman life and art (1973, London: Thames & Hudson).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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