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Sir Ronald Syme

Syme, Sir Ronald, 1903–89, British historian. After studying and teaching at Oxford, he served the British government in Belgrade and Ankara during World War II and taught (1942–45) at İstanbul Univ. An eminent scholar of classical Rome, he wrote the objective and controversial Roman Revolution (1939) and a biography of Tacitus (1958).

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