Miriam Tamara Griffin (née Dressler;[1] 6 June 1935 – 16 May 2018) was an American classical scholar and tutor of ancient history at Somerville College at the University of Oxford from 1967 to 2002.[2] She was a scholar of Roman history and ancient thought, and wrote books on the Emperor Nero and his tutor, Seneca,[3] encouraging an appreciation of the philosophical writings of the ancient Romans within their historical context.[4]

Books in order of publication:

Books

Seneca: a philosopher in politics. Clarendon Press, 1976.

Nero: the end of a dynasty. Batsford, 1984.

Seneca on society. Oxford University Press, 2013