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Vasile Pârvan : biography

28 September 1882 - 26 June 1927

Vasile Pârvan ( 28 September 1882, Perchiu, Huruiești, Bacău – 26 June 1927, Bucharest) was a Romanian historian and archaeologist.

He studied history in Bucharest, with Nicolae Iorga as one of his professors. He continued his studies in Germany. His Ph.D. thesis, written in 1909, was titled The nationality of merchants in the Roman Empire. Subsequently, he became professor at the University of Bucharest, and was elected member of the Romanian Academy.

His main interests were in prehistoric archaeology and classical antiquity. He organized several archaeological excavations, the most important one being at Histria, from 1914 to 1927.

Among the institutions bearing his name are: the Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest (an establishment originally founded on November 3, 1834), and the Vasile Pârvan Museum in Bârlad (founded on April 10, 1914).


List of Works

  • M. Aurelius Versus Caesar și L. Aurelius Commodus (1909)
  • Contribuții epigrafice la istoria creștinismului daco-roman (1911)
  • Cetatea Tropaeum (1912)
  • Memoriale, București, Cultura Națională, 1923
  • Începuturile vieții romane la gurile Dunării (1923)
  • Getica (1926)
  • Dacia: An Outline of the Early Civilization of the Carpatho-Danubian Countries (1928, in English, translated in Romanian as Dacia. Civilizațiile antice din regiunile carpato-danubiene 1937, 1957, 1958 si 1967, Ed Stiintifica)
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