Homer Armstrong Thompson

Past Faculty
School of Historical Studies

Classical Archaeology

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Homer Armstrong Thompson, one of this century’s leading classical archaeologists, was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, where he had been a member of the Faculty since 1947. Thompson was an internationally recognized scholar who played a central role in the excavation and reconstruction of the Agora, the ancient Athenian market place where the accomplishments and fissures of democracy first emerged.

Dates at IAS

Emeritus
School of Historical Studies
Faculty
School of Historical Studies

Degrees

University of Mchigan
Ph.D.
1929

Honors

1978
LW Drexel Gold Medal, University of Pennsylvania
1972
College of Wooster
1972
New York University
1972
Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, Archaeology Institute of America
1966
University of Freiburg i Br
1963
University of Athens
1963
Université Lyon
1961
University of Toronto
1957
Dartmouth College
1957
University of Michigan
1956
Honorary Citizen of Athens
1949
Honorary Degrees: University of British Columbia