Robin Lane Fox

Robin Lane Fox

Robin Lane Fox (born 1946) is an English historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford and University of Oxford Reader in Ancient History. [ Mr Robin Lane Fox MA Fellow, Tutor and Reader in Ancient History] at, accessed 9 August 2008]


Lane Fox was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Since 1977, he has been a tutor in Greek and Roman history, and since 1990 University Reader in Ancient History. He has also taught Greek and Latin literature and early Islamic history, a subject in which he held an Oxford Research Fellowship, and is also New College's Tutor for Oriental Studies. He is a lecturer in Ancient History at Exeter College, Oxford.

He was historical advisor to the film director Oliver Stone for the epic "Alexander", in which he can also be seen in a cameo role as a Macedonian companion cavalryman in the battle of Gaugamela, with a full-screen shot, and later appears less prominently during the battle of the Hydaspes. His appearance as an extra, in addition to his work as a historical consultant, was publicized at the time of the film's release. [ [,,7434-1101601,00.html Into Battle With Alexander] in "The Times" of London online, dated 04 May 2004] [ [ CHARGING FOR ALEXANDER] dated Wednesday 19 April 2006 at]

Lane Fox is also weekly gardening correspondent for the "Financial Times". [ [ Gnomes spark row over fairies at Chelsea] in "The Independent", dated 25 May 2006]

He is the father of the internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, the founder of

elected publications

*"Alexander the Great" (New York: E P Dutton, 1974, ISBN 978-9993440048) (awarded James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
*"The Search for Alexander" (London: Viking, 1981, ISBN 978-0713913958)
*"Pagans and Christians: In the Mediterranean World from the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine" (London: Viking, 1986, ISBN 978-0670808489; Penguin Books Ltd new edition, 2006, ISBN 978-0141022956)
*"Better Gardening" (London: David R. Godine Publ., 1986, ISBN 978-0879236113)
*"The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible" (1991; new edition by Penguin Books Ltd, 2006, ISBN 978-0141022963)
*"The Making of "Alexander": The Official Guide to the Epic Alexander Film" (London: R & L (Lane Fox), 2004, ISBN 978-0951139219)
*"The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian" (London: Allen Lane, 2005, ISBN 978-0713998535)
*Page, Russell, "The Education of a Gardener" (New York Review of Books reprint, 2007), preface by Robin Lane Fox
*"Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer" (London: Allen Lane, 2008, ISBN 978-0713999808)


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