Gavril Katsarov

Gavril Iliev Katsarov (Bulgarian: Гаврил Илиев Кацаров) was a Bulgarian historian, classical philologist and archeologist.[1] Rector of Sofia University. Director of the National Archaeological Museum and the Bulgarian Archeological Institute.[2]

Gavril Katsarov
Гаврил Илиев Кацаров
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Born(1874-10-04)4 October 1874
Died1 June 1958(1958-06-01) (aged 83)
Resting placeCentral Sofia Cemetery
42°42′44.1″N 23°20′04.7″E / 42.712250°N 23.334639°E / 42.712250; 23.334639
OccupationArchaeologist, Classical philologist
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Adopted as the father of Bulgarian Thracology.[3]

In 1899 he graduated with a doctorate in Classical Philology and Ancient History from the University of Leipzig. He specialized at the University of Berlin and the University of Munich (1901-1902), followed by Italy (1906).

Full member (academician) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, (1909). Member of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (1936) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (1939). Member of foreign companies and institutes.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • The Athenian State System (1904).[4]
  • Contribution to the Ancient History of Sofia (1910).
  • The Contract of Prince Ivanko, Son of Dobrotichev, with the Genoese in 1387 (co-authored with Vasil Zlatarski. Sofia. 1911.[5]
  • Sources for the Old History and Geography of Thrace and Macedonia (1915).[6]
  • Contributions to the History of Antiquity (1920).
  • Paeonia: Contribution to the Ancient Ethnography and History of Macedonia (1921).
  • King Philip II of Macedon: History of Macedonia until 336 BC (1922).
  • Bulgaria in Antiquity: Historical and Archaeological Essay (1926).
  • General and Bulgarian History for the Junior High School Course (1927).
  • Katzarow, Gawril (1930). "Chapter XVII: Thrace". In Cook, S. A.; Adcock, F.E.; Charlesworth, M.P. (eds.). The Cambridge Ancient History; volume VIII; Rome and the Mediterranean 218-133 B.C. Cambridge: Cambridge At the University Press. pp. 534–560. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  • Sources for the Ancient History and Geography of Thrace and Macedonia (1949).


External SourcesEdit

Works by Gavril Katsarov in libraries (WorldCat Catalog).