Simon Price (classicist)

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Simon Rowland Francis Price (27 September 1954, London – 14 June 2011) was an English classical scholar, specialising in the imperial cult of ancient Rome. He was the son of the Anglican bishop Hetley Price and studied at Manchester Grammar School, Queen's College, Oxford (BA and DPhil), University College London (where he was supervised by John North for his Oxford thesis) and Christ's College Cambridge (junior research fellow), as well as teaching at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (tutor and research fellow).[1]


  • Mary Beard, John North and Simon Price, Religions of Rome (1998); ISBN 0-521-30401-6 (vol. 1), ISBN 0-521-45015-2 (vol. 2)
  • Simon Price and Peter Thonemann, The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine (2011)