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Robin Osborne did all his undergraduate and graduate study at Cambridge, where his PhD dissertation was on the relation between Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica. His work juggles with both textual evidence (literary and epigraphic) and archaeological evidence, and throughout his career, where he spent 15 years teaching in Oxford and has been back in Cambridge as Professor of Ancient History since 2001, has taught both history and archaeology. Robin's first books were on relations between town and country in the Classical Greek world, but subsequently he has published on archaic Greece, on archaic and Classical Greek art, and on Greek history more generally. In recent years he has got increasingly interested in the 
relationship between textual and visual evidence, and his last two monographs, The History Written on the Classical Greek Body (Cambridge, 2011) and The Transformation of Athens: Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece (Princeton, 2018) have both in different ways tackled this issue. 

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