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Philip Freeman

Philip Freeman is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for January 2012. He earned the first joint Ph.D. in classics and Celtic studies from Harvard University, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome, and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The author of several previous books including Alexander the Great, St. Patrick of Ireland and Julius Caesar, he lives with his family in Decorah, Iowa. Visit him at PhilipFreemanBooks.com.
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If I had one it would be panta rhei (Greek for "everything changes")

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Homer, Sappho, Cicero, Dante, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, James Joyce, Gore Vidal, Mark Twain, Edith Hamilton

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I make the subject of my books interesting and accessible, which is wonderful because that's my goal.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Homer's Odyssey

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Homer Odyssey, Dante Divine Comedy, J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters, Gore Vidal Creation

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