James Romm is an author, reviewer, and the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College in Annandale, NY.
He specializes in ancient Greek and Roman culture and civilization. His reviews and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, the Daily Beast, and other venues. He has held the Guggenheim Fellowship (1999-2000), the Birkelund Fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library (2010-11), and a Biography Fellowship at the Leon Levy Center of the City University of New York (2014-15).
He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, artist Tanya.
Books in order of publication:
The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought : Geography, Exploration, and Fiction – 1994
On the War for Greek Freedom : Selections from the Histories – 2003
Alexander the Great : Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius – 2005
Ghost on the Throne : The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire – 2011
Dying Every Day : Seneca at the Court of Nero – 2014
The Greek Plays : Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides — 2017
The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom – 2021