Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.
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|Birth:||9th September, 1850|
|Profession:||Feminist, Lecturer, Linguist, Writer|
Jane Ellen Harrison was born in Cottingham, Yorkshire, England. She was a British linguist, feminist, lecturer and writer. She is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge. Between 1880 and 1897 she studied Greek art and archaeology at the British Museum under Sir Charles Newton. She was, at least ideologically, a moderate suffragist of the early feminist movement. Rather than support women's suffrage by protesting, she applied her scholarship in anthropology to defend women's right to vote. Her early work earned Harrison two honorary doctorates, an LLD from University of Aberdeen in 1895 and DLitt from the University of Durham in 1897. This recognition afforded Harrison the opportunity to return to Newnham College as a lecturer in 1898, and her position was renewed continuously until Harrison retired in 1922. She wrote several books include: Ancient Art and Ritual, The Religion Of Ancient Greece, Mythology, and Myths of Greece and Rome.
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