Nigel Spivey

Nigel Jonathan Spivey (born 16 October 1958) is a British classicist and academic, specialising in classical art and archaeology. He is a senior lecturer in classics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Emmanuel College. He has written extensively on the Etruscans and on the Olympic Games.

As an undergraduate, he was a three-time champion at the Oxford-Cambridge athletics match and he remains an active member of the Achilles Club, an Oxbridge sports organization.

TV

He has presented various television series:

  • For BBC: How Art Made the World, 2005
  • For ITV: Digging for Jesus, 2005
  • For Channel 5: Kings and Queens, and Heroes of World War II.

Published works

  • Understanding Greek Sculpture
  • Etruscan Art (1997)
  • Greek Art & Ideas (1997)
  • Enduring Creation: Art, Pain, and Fortitude (2001)
  • Panorama of the Classical World (With Michael Squire) (2004)
  • The Ancient Olympics: War minus the shooting (2004)
  • Songs On Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real (2005)

Tours

He leads archaeological tours for Peter Sommer Travels.

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