Michael Scott is an associate professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, UK; president of the Lytham St Annes Classical Association and an honorary citizen of Delphi, Greece. 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 TV and Radio programmes for National Geographic, History Channel, Nova, BBC and ITV including Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World (BBC4); Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (BBC4); Jesus: Rise to Power (Nat Geo); Ancient Discoveries (History Channel); Who were the Greeks? (BBC2); The Mystery of the X Tombs (BBC2/Nova); The Greatest Show on Earth (BBC4, in conjunction with the Open University); Roman Britain from the Air (ITV); Rome’s Invisible City (BBC1), Invisible Cities (BBC1) and, most recently, Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean (BBC2). He also presents a radio series for BBC Radio 4, Spin the Globe, 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 was conferred the Warwick Award in Teaching Excellence 2016. In 2017-8 he won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to work on an ancient global history research project looking at the movement of luxury goods between the Mediterranean and China in antiquity. He was awarded honorary citizenship of Delphi, Greece in a ceremony in Athens in 2015.
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