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G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar (eds.), INTERPRETING LATE ANTIQUITY: ESSAYS ON THE POSTCLASSICAL WORLD. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

G.W. Bowersock , AUGUSTUS AND THE GREEK WORLD. Clarendon Press

G.W. Bowersock , ROMAN ARABIA. Harvard University Press

Kurt A. Raaflaub and Mark Toher ; with contributions by G.W. Bowersock ... [et al.].(eds.), BETWEEN REPUBLIC AND EMPIRE: INTERPRETATIONS OF AUGUSTUS AND HIS PRINICIPATE. University of California Press

Glen Bowersock
Field of Expertise

Glen Bowersock has been Professor of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey since 1980. He has written or edited over a dozen books and published over 200 articles on Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern history and culture as well as the classical tradition in modern literature.

Educational Background

He was formerly Professor of Classics and History at Harvard University, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1957. Dr. Bowersock received his M.A. and D.Phil. Degrees in Ancient History from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College. During a distinguished career at Harvard University from 1962 to 1980, he served as Professor of Classics and History; Chairman of the Classics Department; and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


Professor Bowersock was awarded the James Breasted Prize of the American Historical Association for his HELLENISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY. Other books include GREEK SOPHISTS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIAN THE APOSTATE, ROMAN ARABIA, FICTION AS HISTORY, and MARTYRDOM AND ROME. With Oleg Grabar, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Art and Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Peter Brown, Professor of Ancient History at Princeton University, Professor Bowersock is co-editor of LATE ANTIQUITY: A GUIDE TO THE POSTCLASSICAL WORLD, published in 1999 by Harvard University Press, to wide critical acclaim. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institut de France, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


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