Lucy Talcott was born April 10, 1899 in Connecticut. Educated at Radcliffe College she went on for her graduate studies at Columbia University where she was awarded and M.A. She then attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and excavated at Corinth in 1930. From 1931 until 1940 she was the recording secretary of the Agora excavations and published her recording system in Archaeology magazine. World War II interrupted the Agora excavations, however, Lucy resumed her recording in 1947 and continued until 1958. At the same time she managed the museum and the excavation house. Decorated by King Paul, King of the Hellenes in 1956, she also managed the transfer of the Agora artifacts to their final disposal in the now rebuilt Stoa of Attalos. Expert in Greek painted pottery, she published several articles in Hesperia (Vols. 2, 4, 5, 8, and 24) and co-authored a popular picture book, Pots and Pans of Classical Athens for the American School, but her magnum opus was the Agora XII for the Agora excavations, a co-publication she undertook with Brian Sparkes. Lucy Talcott died in Princeton April 6, 1970, after a struggle with cancer.
Author of biography: Brian A. Sparkes
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