Tony Spawforth

Tony Spawforth

Tony Spawforth (1950- ) was born to an English father and a Scottish mother in London, U.K., where he grew up and went to school. His first job was as assistant director of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, Greece. He went on to teach and research Greek and Roman history for about thirty years at a university in north-east England. His publications include the third and fourth editions of "The Oxford Classical Dictionary", "Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide," "The Complete Greek Temples," and his latest book (2018), "The Story of Greece and Rome". An enthusiasm for rulers' courts and the French ancien regime led to his book "Versailles: A Biography of a Palace". Among his media work he presented nine documentaries for the BBC2 "Ancient Voices" TV series. He lives mainly in Brighton, U.K.

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