Author and Historian Christian Habicht Has Passed at 92

by Kathryn Beaton August 7, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The University of Michigan Press notes the passing of Christian Habicht, a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1973 to 1998. We were privileged to work with Prof. Habicht on the publication of his book The Hellenistic Monarchies in 2006. In addition to that volume, he was also the author of very many articles and numerous other notable books, including Cicero the Politician (1990), Pausanias’ Guide to Ancient Greece (1985), and Polybius’ Histories, revised together with Frank Walbank (2010). His first two books, Gottmenschentum […]

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Congratulations to John Dillery on being shortlisted for the 2016 Runciman Award!

by Sam Killian April 12, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that John Dillery’s volume Clio’s Other Sons:  Berossus and Manetho has been shortlisted for the highly competitive Runciman Award, offered annually by the Anglo-Hellenic League for the best book on Greece and Hellenic culture. “This year the prize attracted an exceptional field of books on a wide range of topics from the ancient past to our own times,” said judges chairperson Tom Harrison. “We are delighted that the subject of Greece and Greek culture is giving rise to so much original and lively writing. The strength of our short list presents us with a […]

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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2009-2013

by Mikala Carpenter August 26, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the second of […]

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GUEST BLOG: Digging for Magic

by Phillip Witteveen May 30, 2013

Our guest blogger is Andrew T. Wilburn, author of the recent book Materia Magica: The Archaeology of Magic in Roman Egypt, Cyprus and Spain. Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology at Oberlin College. He teaches courses on a variety of topics in ancient history, archaeology and art history, and Greek and Latin language and literature. Have you ever been in love, deeply in love, with someone who did not return your affection? Or maybe you’ve gotten into a little trouble with the law—a speeding ticket? Did you wish you could say “Abracadabra” and have the problem go away? For […]

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Susan Allen Presents at the International Spy Museum

by Phillip Witteveen November 14, 2012

Susan Allen, author of Classical Spies, spoke recently at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.  Classical Spies follows a very particular history of espionage in World War II Greece – the lives of archaeologists with code names like Vulture and Chickadee and their efforts to provide intelligence to the Allies while carrying on their studies as a cover. The story was compiled from first hand accounts from the American professors and scholars, as well as previously unpublished diaries, photographs and letters.

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