Peter Green (historian)

Peter Green (historian)

Peter Green (born 1924) is a British classical scholar noted for his "Alexander to Actium", a general account of the Hellenistic Age, and other works.He is also the author of a vivid, and extremely funny, translation [] of the Satires of the Roman poet Juvenal .

After World War II service in Burma, he attended Trinity College of Cambridge University. He subsequently wrote historical novels and worked as a journalist. In 1963 he and his family moved to the Greek island of Lesbos, where he was a translator, and then to Athens, where he was recruited to teach classics for the College Year in Athens.

Green taught in Athens from 1966 to 1971, and at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics. He is now an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa. Green also has a visiting professorship at East Carolina University.


* "The Expanding Eye - A First Journey To The Mediterranean by Peter Green" (1953)
* "Habeas Corpus And Other Stories" (1954) Eight Short Stories
* "Achilles His Armour" (1955)
* "Cat in Gloves" (Under pseudonym Denis Delaney) (1956), Gryphon Books
* "The Sword of Pleasure" (1957) (fictional memoirs of Sulla)
* "Kenneth Grahame: A Biography: The Dramatic and Human Story of the Fascinating and Complex Man Who Wrote The Wind in the Willows" (1959)
* "Writers & their Work - Sir Thomas Browne" (1959) Longman for the British Council
* "Writers & their Work - John Skelton" (1960) Longman for the British Council
* "Essays in Antiquity" (1960)
* "The Laughter of Aphrodite: A Novel About Sappho of Lesbos" (1965)
* "The Year of Salamis, 480-479 BC" (1970) (UK) = "Xerxes at Salamis" (1970) (USA)
* "Alexander the Great" (1970)
* "The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature" (1972)
* "The Parthenon" (1973)
* "A Concise History of Ancient Greece to the Close of the Classical Era" (1973)
* "Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.; A Historical Biography" (1974)
* "Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History" (1979)
* "Classical Bearings: Interpreting Ancient History and Culture" (1989)
* "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age" (1990)
* "Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography" (1991)
* "Andrei Tarkovsky: The Winding Quest" (1993)
* "The Greco-Persian Wars" (1996) (update of "The Year of Salamis")
*"From Ikaria to the Stars: Classical Mythification, Ancient and Modern" (2004)

External links

* [ 2003 interview, with picture]

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