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Robert C. Knapp
Robert Knapp was born and raised in mid-Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Ancient History. After positions at Colby College and the University of Utah, he spent the bulk of his career in the... show more

Robert Knapp was born and raised in mid-Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Ancient History. After positions at Colby College and the University of Utah, he spent the bulk of his career in the Classics Department of the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of five books and numerous articles on topics in Roman and Greek history. His most recent book, Invisible Romans, has material at http://cliophiles.com/InvisibleRomans. When not writing, he spends time in Clare, Michigan restoring an 1888 log cabin built by his pioneering great-grandfather. His book, Clare 1865-1940, tells the early history of the town. His most recent book, Mystery Man--Gangsters, Oil, and Murder in Michigan is the story of Clare's most famous murder.
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mayhap
mayhap rated it 6 years ago
This is an enjoyable and readable book, although forced into a somewhat contorted shape by the author's choice to leave all texts produced by the Roman elites strictly alone, which leaves him with a very constrained selection of 'inscriptions and papyri, and [...] admittedly problematic insights fro...
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