Neville Morley
Professor in Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter

Neville Morley is professor in classics and ancient history at the University of Exeter in the UK. He the author of several books on ancient history, including The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (2010) and Trade in Classical Antiquity (2007). His latest book is Thucydides and the Idea of History (2014).

Written by Neville Morley

The so-called ‘Thucydides Trap’? US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing, 2015. Courtesy US State Department/Flickr

Idea/
History
Why historians would make bad policy advisers

Neville Morley

Detail from the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures/Corbis

Essay/
History
Monumental folly

We take Pericles’ funeral oration out of context at our peril. For a true picture of war, read Thucydides to the end

Neville Morley