Prag, (Andrew) John (Nicholas Warburg) 1941-

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PRAG, (Andrew) John (Nicholas Warburg) 1941-


Born August 28, 1941; son of Adolf and Frede Charlotte (Warburg) Prag; married Kay Wright, 1969; children: one son, one daughter. Education: Brasenose College, Oxford, B.A., 1964, diploma in classical archaeology, 1966, M.A., 1967, D.Phil., 1975. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, walking, cooking, music.


Office—Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd., Manchester M13 9PL, England; fax 0161-275-2676. E-mail[email protected]


Oxford University, Oxford, England, temporary assistant keeper at Ashmolean Museum, 1966-67; University of Manchester, Manchester, England, keeper of archaeology at Manchester Museum, 1969—, honorary lecturer in history, 1977-83, and archaeology, 1984—, professor of archeological studies, beginning 2004. McMaster University, visiting professor of classics, 1978; British School at Athens, visiting fellow, 1994; Reader in classic and ancient history, 2002-04.


Society of Antiquaries (fellow).


The Oresteia: Iconographic and Narrative Tradition, Bolchazi-Carducci (Chicago, IL), 1985.

(With Richard Neave) Making Faces Using the Forensic and Archaeological Evidence, Texas A&M University Press (College Station, TX), 1997, revised edition, 1999.

(Editor, with G. R. Tsetskhladze and A. M. Snodgrass) Periplous: Papers on Classical Art and Archaeology Presented to Sir John Boardman, Thames & Hudson (New York, NY), 2000.

(Editor, with Judith Swaddling) Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa: The Story of an Etruscan Noblewoman, British Museum (London, England), 2000.

Contributor to scholarly journals. Editor, Archaeological Reports, 1975-87.


Editing and writing contributions to several books on Greek and Etruscan archaeology and on British landscape archaeology.


John Prag told CA: "My writing is entirely academic—articles or books describing my research projects. Since cross-disciplinary work fascinates me, many of my writings (both those to which I contribute and those which I edit) are multi-author works."



Antiquity, September, 1997, p. 729.

Library Journal, October 15, 1997, review of Making Faces, p. 76.

Whole Earth, summer, 1998, Sheelagh Frame, review of Making Faces, p. 92.