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222 pages

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Published Dec 2020

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789698343

Digital: 9781789698350

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Classical Studies; Transylvania; Romania; Hungary; Biography; Archaeology

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Archaeological Lives

András Bodor and the History of Classical Studies in Transylvania in the 20th century

By Csaba Szabo

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This volume focusses on the life and academic heritage of András Bodor (1915-1999), a classicist from Transylvania. Based on a large number of unpublished documents and the major works of Bodor, the book reconstructs the life of a classicist from the periphery of Europe, a region that changed many times during the 20th century.



Introduction ;
Research history and sources ;
Acknowledgements ;
Biographies and historiographic reflections ;
History of classics before András Bodor in Transylvania ;
The life of András Bodor ;
From Suatu (Magyarszovát) to Oxford: the beginnings (1915-1937) ;
The Oxford Years ;
From Theology to Classics ;
In the Service of Universities ;
András Bodor, the Classicist: His Work and Legacy ;
The so-called ‘Geto-Dacian’ Period ;
Roman History, Art and Religion ;
The History of Ancient Napoca ;
Ancient Slavery ;
Conclusions ;
Sumar (Summary in Romanian) ;
Összefoglaló (Summary in Hungarian) ;
Annexes: the Academic Correspondence of András Bodor ;
Bibliography of András Bodor ;
References ;

About the Author

Csaba Szabó (1987) is an assistant lecturer at the University of Lucian Blaga, Sibiu (Romania) and research fellow of the University of Szeged (Hungary). His current research is focusing on Roman religious communication and space sacralisation in the Danubian provinces, history of archaeology and classics in Transyslvania, and public archaeology in Romania.


'Archaeopress's Archaeological Lives series is an excellent innovation. I look forward to reading more.' – James Hargrave (2023): Ancient West and East 22