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Peter Krentz

Discipline: History

Peter Krentz is the W. R. Grey Professor of Classics and History at Davidson College, where’s he’s taught since receiving degrees in history from Yale University (B.A. 1975, Ph.D. 1979). He regularly offers courses at all levels in Greek and Roman history; he occasionally teaches Greek. His newest courses are “Classics in the Cinema” and “Ethics in Archaeology.” His research interests focus on Archaic and Classical Greece. His publications include two volumes of a translation and commentary on Xenophon’s Hellenika as well as a string of articles in military history, culminating in his most recent book, The Battle of Marathon (2010). In his youth, he spent three summers excavating at Caesarea Maritima, a Roman site in Israel, and he continues to enjoy living and teaching abroad. He was a visiting professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2000-2001 and taught a summer session at the ASCSA in 2003; he’s also led Davidson’s classics semester abroad program in 2005 and 2009, traveling to Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Italy.