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Lily Ross Taylor (born August 12, 1886, in
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- died November 18, 1969, in
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) was an
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academic and author, who in 1917 became the first female Fellow of the
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Biography

Born in Auburn,
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, Lily Ross Taylor developed an interest in Roman studies at the
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, earning an A.B. in 1906. She went to
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as a graduate student that year, and received her
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in Latin in 1912. Her dissertation advisor was
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. From 1912 until 1927, she taught at Vassar, and, in 1917, she became the fourth female Fellow of the
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. In 1927, Taylor became a professor of Latin and the chairman of that department at Bryn Mawr. She rose to become dean of the graduate school there in 1942. That same year, she served as president of the American Philological Association, and in 1947 as first female scientist she was named
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in the
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. From 1943 to 1944, during
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, she was the principal social science analyst in the
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. In 1945, she was elected as a member of the
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. She was elected a Fellow of the
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in 1951. Retiring from Bryn Mawr in 1952, she remained active as professor-in-charge of the Classical School of the
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, and as a member at the
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Institute for Advanced Study
in
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. That year, she received the Achievement Award from the
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. She trained numerous graduate students while at Bryn Mawr, notably Irene Rosenzweig (1931), Berthe Marti (1934), Agnes Kirsopp Lake Michels (1934), and
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(1961). She was killed by a hit-and-run driver in
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, on November 18, 1969."Dr. Lily R. Taylor of Bryn Mawr, 83" ''New York Times'' November 20, 1969 https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1969/11/20/79437400.pdf


Bibliography

*''The Cults of Ostia'' (dissertation) (Bryn Mawr College Monograph Series, vol. 11).
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:
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, 1912. Pp. vii + 98. *''Local Cults in Etruria'' (Papers and Monographs of the
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, vol. 2).
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: American Academy in Rome, 1923. Pp. xi + 258 + fold-out map. *''The Divinity of the Roman Emperor'' (Philological Monographs, vol. 1).
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, 1931. Pp. xv + 296. *''Party Politics in the Age of Caesar'' (Sather Classical Lectures, vol. 22). Berkeley and
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, 1949. *''The Voting Districts of the Roman Republic: The Thirty-five Urban and Rural Tribes'' (Papers and Monographs of the American Academy in Rome, vol. 20) Rome: American Academy in Rome, 1960. Re-issued with new material authored by
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, 2013. *''Roman Voting Assemblies: From the Hannibalic War to the Dictatorship of Caesar'' (Jerome Lectures, vol. 8).
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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, 1966.


Students

*1931 Irene Rosenzweig,
The ritual and cults of pre-Roman Iguvium
'. *1933 A. L. Abaecherli.
The institution of the imperial cult in the western provinces of the Roman empire
'. *1935. C.E. Goodfellow. Roman citizenship; a study of its territorial and numerical expansion from the earliest time to the death of Augustus. T.R.S. Broughton} *1934 A. Kirsopp Lake Michels. ''Campana supellex: the pottery deposit at Minturnae''. *1934. B. M. Marti. ''The adoration of the Roman emperor from Augustus to Charlemagne''. *1937 R. E. Deutsch. ''The pattern of sound in Lucretius''. *1939. S. M. Savage. ''The cults of ancient Trastevere''. *1939 J. I. M. Tait. ''Philodemus' influence on the Latin poets''. *1940 D. Tolles. ''The banquet-libations of the Greeks''. *1940 H. E. Russell (later White). ''Insignia of office as rewards in the Roman Republic: Advancement in rank under the Roman republic as a reward for the soldier and the public prosecutor''. *1951 M.W. Hoffman. ''The membership of the four major colleges of priests from 44 B.C. to 37 A.D.'' *1952 L. E. Hoy. ''Political influence in Roman prosecutions, 75 B.C. to 60 B.C.: with a listing of the trials''. *1961 B. M. Rawson ''The names of children in Roman imperial epitaphs: a study of social conditions in the lower classes''.


Sources

* Broughton, T.R.S., in Briggs, W.W., and W.M. Calder III (eds.), ''Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Encyclopedia'' (New York and London 1990) pp. 454–461; and in Briggs, Jr., Ward W. (ed.) ''Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists'' (
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London
, 1994) pp. 636–638. * ''Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin'' (Winter 1981), adapted from the entry by Michels, Agnes Kirsopp in Sicherman, Barbara, and Carol Hurd Green (eds.), ''Notable American Women: The Modern Period'' (
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, 1980) * http://sofaarome.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/from-the-town-of-ciciliano-in-lazio-a-notable-tribute-to-lily-ross-taylor-faar18/


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