MA; DPhil; FBA

Academic background

I returned to Christ Church in 2003 when I became Regius Professor of Greek. I had earlier been a Senior Scholar in the 1970s, and in between I spent 29 years as Fellow and Praelector in Classics at University College.

Research interests

My research interests range over Greek and Latin historiography and biography, and also over other areas of Greek literature, especially tragedy.

Featured publications

My books include Herodotus and the Question Why (2019), ​Plutarch: Life of Antony (1988), Literary Texts and the Greek Historian (2000), and Plutarch and History (2002).

Other interests and activities

Other interests include cricket (watching: I am a member of the MCC), golf (playing, badly), music, and country walks (gentle).