Michael H. Jameson

Writer, Award Winner

1924 – 2004

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Who was Michael H. Jameson?

Michael Hamilton Jameson was a classicist. At the time of his death he was Crossett Professor Emeritus of Humanistic Studies at Stanford University.

His father, Raymond D. Jameson, professor of Western literature at the University of Peking, and mother, Rose Perel Jameson, were visiting London at the time of his birth. He spent his childhood in Beijing and with his mother in London, received his A.B. in Greek at the University of Chicago in 1942, aged seventeen, served in the U.S. Navy as a Japanese translator, 1943–46, then married Virginia Broyles. He received his Ph.D. at Chicago in 1949, with a dissertation on "The Offering at Meals: Its Place in Greek Sacrifice". A Fulbright Fellowship in 1949 supported him at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, where he hiked the Peloponnesos with his new wife and gained an intimate knowledge of inscriptions. After a brief stint at the University of Minnesota, he accepted a Ford Fellowship at the Institute for Social Anthropology at Oxford University. On his return to the United States, be began his long association with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Born
Oct 15, 1924
London
Also known as
  • Michael Jameson
  • Michael Hamilton Jameson
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Chicago
    ( - 1949)
Lived in
  • California
    (1976 - 2004/08/18)
Died
Aug 18, 2004
Stanford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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