Graham, Alexander John
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British ancient historian. Born Lowestoft 9. 3. 1930, died Cambridge 26. 12. 2005. Studied law and classical philology at Cambridge 1949–1952; 1955–1957 assistant lecturer in classics at Bedford College, London. 1957–1977 prof. of ancient history at Univ. of Manchester; 1977–1995 prof. at Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Career, works and influence

G., who came from a wealthy family of Suffolk Quakers, went to the renowned King’s College, Cambridge, where his teachers included Sir Frank Adcock. H…

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Sonnabend, Holger, “Graham, Alexander John”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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