Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton

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Broughton (1900-1993)

Broughton (1900-1993)

Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton, a native of Canada and graduate of the University of Toronto, wrote his dissertation with Tenney Frank at Johns Hopkins and received his PhD in 1928. He was a member of the Bryn Mawr Latin faculty (although he also taught ancient history) from 1928 to 1965, and his wife Annie Leigh Hobson (AB Bryn Mawr 1930), was the director of admissions and also taught Latin intermittently from 1937 to 1942. Of his numerous scholarly works, the most important and famous–and an epochal work in Roman Republican historiography–was the two volumes of Magistrates of the Roman Republic (American Philological Association, 1951-1952). A third volume, Supplement, appeared in 1986 when Broughton was 86 years old. He then went on to publish “Candidates Defeated in Roman Elections” at age 91, just two years before he died. See also his Autobiography (ed. C. Brennan et al., American Journal of Ancient History, n.s. 5, 2006 [2008]) and the full bibliography in J. Linderski (ed.), Imperium sine fine: T. Robert S. Broughton and the Roman Republic (Stuttgart 1996).