Miriam T. Griffin

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:


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

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

Seneca on society. Oxford University Press, 2013

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