William Warde Fowler


William Warde Fowler

William Warde Fowler (May 16 1847–June 15 1921) was an English historian and ornithologist, and tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford. He was best known for his works on ancient Roman religion. [cite encyclopedia |last=Matheson |first=P. E. |coauthors=Myfanwy Lloyd |editor=H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison |encyclopedia=Oxford Dictionary of National Biography |title=Fowler, William Warde |url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/33229 |accessdate=2007-04-03 |year=2004 |publisher=Oxford University Press| location=Oxford ]

Among his most influential works was "The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic" (1899). H. H. Scullard, in the introduction to his 1981 book on a similar topic, singled out Fowler's book as a particularly valuable resource despite its age, writing, "I have not been so presumptuous as to attempt to provide an alternative." [cite book |author=H. H. Scullard |authorlink=Howard Hayes Scullard |title=Festivals and Ceremonies of the Roman Republic |year=1981 |publisher=Thames and Hudson |location=London |isbn=0-500-40041-5 |pages=p. 12 ]

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*Gutenberg author|id=Fowler,_W._Warde_(1847-1921)
* [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator:warde+fowler Works by William Warde Fowler] at the Internet Archive
*cite web |last=Ahn |first=Shin |url=http://www.giffordlectures.org/Author.asp?AuthorID=65 |title=William Warde Fowler |accessdate=2007-04-03 |work=Gifford Lectures online


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