Professor of Ancient Literatures at Oxford University, writer
Tim Whitmarsh is Professor of Ancient Literatures at Oxford University, where he teaches ancient Greek literature, literary theory, and women’s studies. He has written for the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian and the Observer, and has put in appearances on BBC 2 and Radio 4. He has written and edited numerous books, particularly on ancient fiction, identity politics in Greece and Rome, and ancient rhetoric. He is currently working on a book on ancient atheism, for Faber and Faber. He knows he should fly less than he does, and doesn’t need telling. In his spare time he plays football enthusiastically but badly. He has two children, India and Sol.