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Robin Lane Fox was born in 1946 and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of New College and University Reader in ancient History. Since 1979 he has been weekly gardening correspondent of the Financial Times. Alexander the Great won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the W.H. Heinemann Award on its first publication in 1973.

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Praise for Robin Lane Fox's Travelling Heroes "Fox has produced a work of prodigious scholarship. . . . A major contribution to Classical scholarship. . . . Strongly recommended." --Clay Williams, Library Journal "[Robin Lane Fox's] intellectual discipline is impressive." --Kirkus Reviews The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian "Fox is a fluent, perceptive color commentator on the pageant of ancient history, while giving readers some idea of where the parade was headed." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Lane Fox's survey deserves to be widely read. Indeed, I cannot think of a better introduction to the subject for those with no prior knowledge. . . . Lane Fox's strong and clear narrative will stimulate those reacquainting themselves with this fascinating era as much as it enthralls newcomers." --The Washington Post "Fox, the author of numerous works on classical civilization, is a masterful writer whose elegant but highly readable prose offers an evolving portrait of Greek and Roman culture over a period of roughly 900 years. . . . [Fox] discusses in often fascinating detail topics that are normally given short shrift in general histories. . . . This is an excellent work of scholarship and literature." --Booklist The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible "Biblical historiography, with an edge. . . . [S]ound and clearly argued. A wealth of information." --Kirkus Reviews "Magnificent...delivered with authority and verve. Learned but never pedantic, [Lane Fox] is an unfailingly incisive, thought-provoking, humane, courteous, and often entertaining guide." --The Economist "A remarkable achievement . . . [Lane Fox] manages, like a skilled juggler, to keep a number of intellectual balls in the air...with wit and grace. . . . The book could serve as a useful review for knowledgeable readers or as a crash course for the biblically impaired." --The New York Times Book Review "[A] bracing precis of cutting-edge biblical criticism . . . The Unauthorized Version reacquaints us with one of the chief achievements of post-Enlightenment civilization." --Philadelphia Inquirer "Fox does not approach his subject as an antagonist, but with the care and knowledge to make the text more meaningful. This book deserves a place in all libraries." --Library Journal Praise for Robin Lane Fox s Travelling Heroes Fox has produced a work of prodigious scholarship. . . . A major contribution to Classical scholarship. . . . Strongly recommended. Clay Williams, Library Journal [Robin Lane Fox s] intellectual discipline is impressive. Kirkus Reviews The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian Fox is a fluent, perceptive color commentator on the pageant of ancient history, while giving readers some idea of where the parade was headed. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Lane Fox's survey deserves to be widely read. Indeed, I cannot think of a better introduction to the subject for those with no prior knowledge. . . . Lane Fox's strong and clear narrative will stimulate those reacquainting themselves with this fascinating era as much as it enthralls newcomers. The Washington Post Fox, the author of numerous works on classical civilization, is a masterful writer whose elegant but highly readable prose offers an evolving portrait of Greek and Roman culture over a period of roughly 900 years. . . . [Fox] discusses in often fascinating detail topics that are normally given short shrift in general histories. . . . This is an excellent work of scholarship and literature. Booklist The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible Biblical historiography, with an edge. . . . [S]ound and clearly argued. A wealth of information. Kirkus Reviews Magnificent...delivered with authority and verve. Learned but never pedantic, [Lane Fox] is an unfailingly incisive, thought-provoking, humane, courteous, and often entertaining guide. The Economist A remarkable achievement . . . [Lane Fox] manages, like a skilled juggler, to keep a number of intellectual balls in the air...with wit and grace. . . . The book could serve as a useful review for knowledgeable readers or as a crash course for the biblically impaired. The New York Times Book Review [A] bracing precis of cutting-edge biblical criticism . . . The Unauthorized Version reacquaints us with one of the chief achievements of post-Enlightenment civilization. Philadelphia Inquirer Fox does not approach his subject as an antagonist, but with the care and knowledge to make the text more meaningful. This book deserves a place in all libraries. Library Journal " Praise for Robin Lane Fox s "Travelling Heroes " Fox has produced a work of prodigious scholarship. . . . A major contribution to Classical scholarship. . . . Strongly recommended. Clay Williams, "Library Journal " [Robin Lane Fox s] intellectual discipline is impressive. "Kirkus Reviews " "The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian" Fox is a fluent, perceptive color commentator on the pageant of ancient history, while giving readers some idea of where the parade was headed. "Publishers Weekly "(starred review) Lane Fox's survey deserves to be widely read. Indeed, I cannot think of a better introduction to the subject for those with no prior knowledge. . . . Lane Fox's strong and clear narrative will stimulate those reacquainting themselves with this fascinating era as much as it enthralls newcomers. "The Washington Post " Fox, the author of numerous works on classical civilization, is a masterful writer whose elegant but highly readable prose offers an evolving portrait of Greek and Roman culture over a period of roughly 900 years. . . . [Fox] discusses in often fascinating detail topics that are normally given short shrift in general histories. . . . This is an excellent work of scholarship and literature. "Booklist " "The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible " Biblical historiography, with an edge. . . . [S]ound and clearly argued. A wealth of information. "Kirkus Reviews " Magnificent...delivered with authority and verve. Learned but never pedantic, [Lane Fox] is an unfailingly incisive, thought-provoking, humane, courteous, and often entertaining guide. "The Economist" A remarkable achievement . . . [Lane Fox] manages, like a skilled juggler, to keep a number of intellectual balls in the air...with wit and grace. . . . The book could serve as a useful review for knowledgeable readers or as a crash course for the biblically impaired. "The New York Times Book Review" [A] bracing precis of cutting-edge biblical criticism . . . "The Unauthorized Version" reacquaints us with one of the chief achievements of post-Enlightenment civilization. "Philadelphia Inquirer " Fox does not approach his subject as an antagonist, but with the care and knowledge to make the text more meaningful. This book deserves a place in all libraries. "Library Journal "" Praise for Robin Lane Fox's "Travelling Heroes " "Fox has produced a work of prodigious scholarship. . . . A major contribution to Classical scholarship. . . . Strongly recommended." --Clay Williams, "Library Journal " "[Robin Lane Fox's] intellectual discipline is impressive." --"Kirkus Reviews " "The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian" "Fox is a fluent, perceptive color commentator on the pageant of ancient history, while giving readers some idea of where the parade was headed." --"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "Lane Fox's survey deserves to be widely read. Indeed, I cannot think of a better introduction to the subject for those with no prior knowledge. . . . Lane Fox's strong and clear narrative will stimulate those reacquainting themselves with this fascinating era as much as it enthralls newcomers." --"The Washington Post " "Fox, the author of numerous works on classical civilization, is a masterful writer whose elegant but highly readable prose offers an evolving portrait of Greek and Roman culture over a period of roughly 900 years. . . . [Fox] discusses in often fascinating detail topics that are normally given short shrift in general histories. . . . This is an excellent work of scholarship and literature." --"Booklist " "The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible ""Biblical historiography, with an edge. . . . [S]ound and clearly argued. A wealth of information." --"Kirkus Reviews " "Magnificent...delivered with authority and verve. Learned but never pedantic, [Lane Fox] is an unfailingly incisive, thought-provoking, humane, courteous, and often entertaining guide." --"The Economist" "A remarkable achievement . . . [Lane Fox] manages, like a skilled juggler, to keep a number of intellectual balls in the air...with wit and grace. . . . The book could serve as a useful review for knowledgeable readers or as a crash course for the biblically impaired." --"The New York Times Book Review" "[A] bracing precis of cutting-edge biblical criticism . . . "The Unauthorized Version" reacquaints us with one of the chief achievements of post-Enlightenment civilization." --"Philadelphia Inquirer " "Fox does not approach his subject as an antagonist, but with the care and knowledge to make the text more meaningful. This book deserves a place in all libraries." --"Library Journal "

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