Biography for Heroes of Olympus

Simon and Schuster
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 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, includingAlexander the Great, St. Patrick of Ireland, and Julius Caesar, he lives with his family in Decorah, Iowa.

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