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Peter Krentz


Ph.D., M.A., B.A. Yale University


My love of ancient history goes back to a family trip to Greece, Italy, and Turkey when I was ten years old. As an undergraduate history major, I took mostly courses in Greek and Roman history. After my junior year, I excavated at Caesarea Maritima in Israel, and after my senior year, I attended the summer session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, both experiences that reinforced my interest in the physical remains of classical cultures.

My dissertation focused on the year 404/3 in Athens. Recently I've written mostly about military history, including The Battle of Marathon (New Haven: Yale UP, 2010).