John Myres
Sir John Linton Myres was a British
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 archaeologist. He conducted excavations in Cyprus in 1904. He became the first Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, at the University of Oxford
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, in 1910, having been Gladstone Professor of Greek
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 and Lecturer in Ancient Geography, University of Liverpool
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 from 1907. He contributed to the British Naval Intelligence Division Geographical Handbook Series
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 that was published during the Second World War, and to the noted 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1910–1911). He highly influenced the British-Australian archaeologist Vere Gordon Childe
Vere Gordon Childe
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  • The Dawn of History (1911)
  • Handbook of the Cesnola collection of antiquities from Cyprus (1914)
  • The Political Ideas of the Greeks (1927)
  • Who were the Greeks? (1930), Sather Lectures

Further reading

  • D.H.G. "J.L. Myres: [Obituary]", The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 74. (1954), pp. 181–182.

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