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Michael Grant

Michael Grant (1914-2004) was a historian whose over forty publications on ancient Rome and Greece popularized the classical and early Christian world. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, served in intelligence and as a diplomat during the Second World War, and afterwards became deputy director of the British Council’s European division, when he also published his first book. He later returned to academia, teaching at Cambridge and Edinburgh, and serving as vice chancellor at the University of Khartoum and at Queen’s University, Belfast. His many books include From Alexander to Cleopatra,The History of Ancient Israel,The Etruscans, Jesus: An Historian’s Review of the Gospels,The History of Rome,The Classical Greeks,The Founders of the Western World, and The Twelve Caesars.
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