Yale UP Launches Ancient Lives Series

Yale University Press has launched Ancient Lives, a new series of biographies of thinkers, writers, kings, queens, conquerors, and politicians from all parts of the ancient world. 

The series editor is James Romm, James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College and author or editor of many books on the classical world.

The series launches with three titles, all currently scheduled for November 2022: Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth by Francine Prose; Demetrius: Sacker of Cities by James Romm; and Crassus: The First Tycoon by Peter Stothard. 

The series plans publish one title per publishing season. Future author and subject pairings include:

  • Philip Freeman on Julian
  • Sarah Ruden on Vergil
  • Toby Wilkinson on Ramesses the Great
  • Donald Robertson on Marcus Aurelius
  • Emma Southon on Agrippina the Elder
  • Michael Scott on Themistocles
  • Thomas R. Martin on Phocion of Athens
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