Richard MacGillivray Dawkins

Richard MacGillivray Dawkins

Richard MacGillivray Dawkins

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Richard MacGillivray Dawkins (24 October 1871 - 4 May 1955) was a British archaeologist. He was associated with the British School at Athens, of which he became Director.

He was educated at Marlborough College and at King's College London where trained as an electrical engineer.

He took part in the dig at Palékastro , and the survey of Lakonia (see Artemis Orthia; also at Rhitsona, ). He undertook linguistic fieldwork in Cappadocia 1909-1911, which resulted in a basic work on the Cappadocian language. Then he led a dig at Filakopí from 1911.

He was the first Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.


  • Modern Greek in Asia Minor (1916)
  • The sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta (1929)
  • The Cypriot Chronicle of Makhairas (1932)
  • The Monks of Athos (1936)
  • Forty-five Stories from the Dodecanese 1950
  • Arabian Nights
  • Norman Douglas (1952)
  • Modern Greek Folktales (1953)
  • More Greek Folktales (1955)
  • More stories from the Arabian Nights (1957)


  • R. J. H. Jenkins, Richard MacGillivray Dawkins, 1871-1955, Proceedings of the British Academy, 41 (1955), 373-88.


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