Glen W. Bowersock
Glen Bowersock is an authority on Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern history and culture as well as the classical tradition in modern literature. He uses his exceptional knowledge of classical texts in many languages, together with inscriptions, coins, mosaics, and archaeological remains, to illuminate the mingling of different cultures and to draw unexpected and revelatory conclusions. His research interests include the Greek East in the Roman Empire and late antiquity as well as pre-Islamic Arabia. He is the author of over 400 articles and a dozen books, including Augustus and the Greek World (1965), Greek Sophists in the Roman Empire (1969), Julian the Apostate (1978), Roman Arabia (1983), Hellenism in Late Antiquity (1990), Fiction as History: Nero to Julian (1994), Martyrdom and Rome (1995), Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam (2006), From Gibbon to Auden: Essays on the Classical Tradition (2009), The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam (2013), and The Crucible of Islam (2017).