Nicholas Purcell, MA Oxf, Official Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John's College, Oxford and University Lecturer in Ancient History (CUF), has been appointed to the Camden Professorship of Ancient History within the Classics Faculty with effect from 1 October 2011.
As a professional scholar, he has a lifelong interest in using archaeology and geography to write about Greek and Roman history and is fascinated by all aspects of the past in the Mediterranean.
THE CORRUPTING SEA: A Study of Mediterranean History, co-written with Peregrine Horden, is a history of the relationship between people and their environments in the Mediterranean region over some 3,000 years. It was published in January 2000 by Wiley-Blackwell.
HADRIAN'S EMPIRE, which Purcell co-wrote with Danny Danziger, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2005.