Edward Togo Salmon
, also known as E. T. Salmon, (born 1905, London
, England, died 1988) was an ancient historian
best known for his work on the Samnites
and the Romanization
Salmon was born in London
, England, and was given his middle name after Admiral Togo
who sank the Russian Fleet in 1905.
He was educated at the University of Sydney
, New South Wales
, Australia, where he obtained his B.A.
degree in Classics
and English. He then went to the University of Cambridge
where he received his M.A.
degrees, followed by postgraduate studies in Italy.
Salmon is best known for his academic career at McMaster University
in Hamilton, Ontario
, where he taught for 43 years from 1930. He held the posts of Chair of the Department of History and Messecar Professor of History at McMaster, as well as the first Principal of University College and Academic Vice-President.
For some time he was the news commentator on station CKOC.
- A history of the Roman world from 30 B.C. to A.D. 138 (1944; rev. ed 1963, 1968)
- Samnium and the Samnites (1967)
- Roman colonization under the Republic (1970)
- Polis and imperium : studies in honour of Edward Togo Salmon (1974)
- The nemesis of empire (1974)
- The making of Roman Italy (1982)