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Michael Grant


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
November 21, 1914

Died
October 04, 2004

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Michael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon". As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to oversimplify or talk down to his readership.

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Cleopatra: A Biography

3.86 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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History of Rome

3.93 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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The Twelve Caesars

3.72 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1975 — 10 editions
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The Roman Emperors: A Biogr...

3.79 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1984 — 15 editions
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Myths of the Greeks and Romans

3.88 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1962 — 25 editions
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Julius Caesar

3.72 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1969 — 10 editions
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

3.79 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1976 — 13 editions
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Constantine the Great: The ...

3.46 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1993
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The Rise of the Greeks

3.80 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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Jesus: An Historian's Revie...

3.68 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1977 — 15 editions
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“It’s not the monsters who are so completely different that are scary, Sanjit reflected. It’s the ones who are too human. They carry with them the warning that what happened to them might happen to you, too.”
Michael Grant, Gladiators

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