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Bobby Krivitsky History 210 Dan Golden September 3, 2011 Assignment 1 Theodor Mommsen: Theodore Mommsen is considered to be one of the most important German classical scholars of the nineteenth century. To this day, Mommsen’s comprehensive use of sources and precise critique are still regarded as exemplary. Mommsen also proved himself to be a master of scholarly prose. In 1902, Mommsen received the Nobel Prize in literature for the History of Rome. Michael Rostovtzeff: Michael Rostovtzeff is widely considered to be the most famous European emigree to give Roman scholarship in the United States. Rostovtzeff left Russia for the United States during the Revolution and accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin. In 1925, Rostovtzeff was appointed the Sterling Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology at Yale. Rostovtzeff’s positivistic universal approach to scholarship
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Unformatted text preview: allowed for him to display a never-before-seen versatility in consulting papyri and archaeological material. Plato: Plato was a classical Greek Philosopher and is the founder of the Academy in Athens, which is the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Combined with mentor Socrates and student Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of western philosophy and science. Aristotle: was a Greek philosopher. Aristotles writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. To this day, Aristotle remains one of the most influential people in history. He is the founder of formal logic, pioneered the study of zoology, and played a pivotal role in the development of the scientific method....
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