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Adcock, Sir Frank Ezra (1886–1968), historian of Greece and Rome, was born on 15 April 1886 at Desford, Leicestershire, the fourth of the five children of Thomas Draper Adcock, schoolmaster, head of the Desford Industrial School, and his wife, Mary Esther Coltman. He was educated at the ...

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Brunt, Peter Astbury (1917–2005), ancient historian, was born on 23 June 1917, at 16 Highfield Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, the only child of Samuel Brunt, Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Gladys Eileen, née Blewett. He was educated at Ipswich School, and won an open scholarship in history to ...

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Vermes, Geza (1924–2013), historian of ancient Judaism, was born on 22 June 1924 in Makó, in south-eastern Hungary, the only child of Ernõ Vermes (1877–1944), journalist, editor, and poet, and his second wife, Terézia, née Riesz (1895–1944), schoolteacher. Both his parents died in ...