Gruen, Erich S(tephen) 1935-

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GRUEN, Erich S(tephen) 1935-

PERSONAL: Born May 7, 1935, in Vienna, Austria; immigrated to United States, 1939, naturalized citizen, 1946; son of Siegfried (an accountant) and Irma (Spalter) Gruen; married Joan Brannick (a university administrator), August 30, 1959; children: Bonnie, Keith, Jason. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1957; Oxford University, M.A., 1960; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1964.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; fax: 510-524-0353. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, instructor in history, 1964-66; University of California, Berkeley, assistant professor, 1966-68, associate professor, 1968-72, professor of history, 1972—, Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics, 1987—. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, member, NJ, 1973-74; Oxford University, visiting fellow of Merton College, 1978; University of Colorado, distinguished visiting humanist, 1981; University of Cincinnati, Semple Classical Lecturer, 1985, Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, 1985-86; Princeton University, visiting professor of classics, 1987-88; American Academy in Rome, resident in classics, 1990; Cornell University, Townsend Professor of Classics and History, 1991; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, member of Institute for Advanced Studies; consultant to Educational Development Corp.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, American Philological Association (member of board of directors, 1984-87; vice president, 1986-90; president, 1992), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected member), American Philosophical Society (elected member).

AWARDS, HONORS: Guggenheim fellow, 1969-70 and 1989-90; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1984, 1996; Distinguished Teaching Award from University of California, Berkeley, 1987; Austrian Cross of Honor for Arts and Letters, 1999.


Roman Politics and the Criminal Courts, 149-78 B.C., Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1968.

(Editor) The Image of Rome, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1969.

(Editor) Imperialism in the Roman Republic, Holt (New York, NY), 1970.

The Last Generation of the Roman Republic, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1974.

The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome, two volumes, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1984.

Studies in Greek Culture and Roman Policy, E. J. Brill (Long Island City, NY), 1990.

Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1992.

(Editor) Images and Ideologies, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1993.

(Editor) Hellenistic Constructs, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1997.

Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1998.

Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Contributor to history and classical studies journals.



American Historical Review, October, 1969; October, 1975.

New York Times Book Review, September 23, 1984.

Times Literary Supplement, August 16, 1985.

Virginia Quarterly Review, autumn, 1974.