Open main menu
Théophile Homolle

Jean Théophile Homolle (19 December 1848, Paris – 13 June 1925, Paris) was a French archaeologist and classical philologist.



From 1869 he studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, receiving his agrégation for history in 1874. He then became a member of the French School at Athens, of which, he directed a highly successful excavation at Delos (from 1877).[1] For several years he taught classes in ancient Greek and Latin at the University of Nancy, and in 1884 became a substitute professor for Paul Foucart at Collège de France.[2]

From 1891 to 1903 he served as director of the French School at Athens, during which time, he was in charge of an important excavation at Delphi.[3] From 1904 to 1911 he was director of national museums (Louvre), but was forced to relinquish this position due to the theft of the Mona Lisa in August 1911. After a brief stay at Athens, he returned to Paris, where from 1913 to 1923, he was director of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France).[2]

Selected worksEdit

  • Statues trouvées à Délos. Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 3, 1879, p. 99-110.
  • Comptes des hiéropes d'Apollon Délien . Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 6, 1882, p. 1-167.
  • Les Romains à Délos. Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 8, 1884, p. 75-158.
  • Les Archives de l'intendance sacrée à Délos (315-166 avant J.-C.). Paris : E. Thorin, 1887.
  • Comptes et Inventaires des temples déliens en l'année 279. Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 14, 1890, p. 389-511 ; 15, 1891, p. 113-168.
  • Ab Urbe Condita Libri XXIII-XXV et XXVI-XXX. (edition of Livy, 2nd edition) with notes, commentary, index, maps and plans, with Othon Riemann. Paris : Hachette, 1891, 2 volumes.
  • Topographie de Delphes. Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 21, 1897, p. 256-320.
  • L'Aurige de Delphes. Monuments et Mémoires de la fondation Eugène Piot 4, 2, 1898.
  • Monuments figurés de Delphes. Les fouilles du temple d'Apollon. Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 25, 1901, p. 457-515 ; 26, p. 587-639.
  • L'Origine du chapiteau corinthien. Revue archéologique 2, 1916, p. 17-60.
  • L'Origine des Cariatides. Revue archéologique 2, 1917, p. 1-67.[2]


External linksEdit