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Edited by Simon Hornblower, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Oxford, and Antony Spawforth, Professor of Ancient History, University of Newcastle
Simon Hornblower is a Senior Research Fellow in Classical Studies at All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author and editor of many books, among them a Commentary on Thucydides in 3 volumes (OUP, 1991-2008).
Antony Spawforth is
Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle, UK. Among his publications are The Complete Greek Temples (Thames and Hudson, 2006) and (ed.) The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies (CUP, 2007).
Esther Eidinow is Lecturer in Ancient Greek History at the University of Nottingham. Her publications include Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (OUP, 2007) and Luck, Fate, and Fortune: Antiquity and its Legacy (I.B. Tauris, 2010).
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