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How and why do we know what we know about ancient Greece? Historian and TV presenter, Michael C Scott, follows the lives of the people in the 17th to 21st centuries who put ancient Greece quite literally back on the map, and who have shaped the legacy that ancient Greece still holds in our society today.
From the week beginning June 24, Michael's documentary Who were the Greeks? will be showing on BBC2.
Michael is an Assistant Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, UK. His research and teaching focuses on the ancient history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman worlds. He has written a number of books on aspects of ancient Greek and Roman society and written and presented a range of programmes for National Geographic, History Channel and the BBC including Delphi: bellybutton of the ancient world; Guilty Pleasures: luxury in the ancient and medieval words; Jesus: rise to power and Ancient Discoveries. He also writes for national and international newspapers and magazines, lectures to schools and groups in the UK and Europe, and has taught in the UK, Europe, US and Brazil. He is currently working on two new series for the BBC, and will be publishing his next book with Princeton University Press in 2014.