Friday, April 29, 2005

Erich Gruen

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Erich Gruen has been Professor of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley since 1966, with special interests in Greek and Roman History, and the Jews in the Greco-Roman World. Educated at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard Universities, Professor Gruen has received numerous honors and awards for his scholarship and teaching, including fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1996). He was a Resident in Classics at the American Academy in Rome in 1990. More recently, he received a President's Fellowship in Humanities (1999-2000), the Austrian Cross of Honor for distinguished work in scholarship or the arts (1999) and was elected as a member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1986) and the American Philosophical Society (2000). Professor Gruen is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and the American Journal of Ancient History, and his publications include Last Generation of the Roman Republic (1974, nominated for a National Book Award), The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome (1988, awarded the James H. Breasted Prize), and Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition (1998)."