Anna Morpurgo Davies

LSA 102: Anatolian and Indo-European

Anna Morpurgo Davies has degrees in classics and linguistics from the University of Rome. After one year at the Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University) in Washington DC she moved to Oxford where she was in succession lecturer and then Professor of Comparative Philology until her recent retirement. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, the University of California, Berkeley and she was Collitz Professor at the 1975 Linguistic Institute (University of South Florida). Her work has concentrated on the history and prehistory of ancient Greek, above all on Mycenaean and Greek dialects, on the Anatolian languages, especially Hieroglyphic Luwian, and on the history of nineteenth century linguistics.

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