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Antony Andrewes, MBE, FBA (12 June 1910 – 13 June 1990) was an English classical scholar and historian. He was Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford from 1953 to 1977.

Antony Andrewes

Born(1910-06-12)12 June 1910
Tavistock, Devon, England
Died13 June 1990(1990-06-13) (aged 80)
TitleWykeham Professor of Ancient History
Academic background
EducationWinchester College
Alma materNew College, Oxford
Academic work
DisciplineAncient history
Sub-disciplineAncient Greece
InstitutionsPembroke College, Oxford
New College, Oxford
Doctoral studentsJohn Barron


Early lifeEdit

Andrewes was born in Tavistock, Devon, England, on 12 June 1910. He was educated at Winchester College from 1923 to 1929. He studied at New College, Oxford, between 1929 and 1933.


Academic careerEdit

Andrewes was a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, between 1933 and 1946, and of New College, Oxford, from 1946 to 1953. He was Wykeham Professor of Ancient History from 1953 until his retirement in 1977.

Military serviceEdit

On 20 June 1941, he was commissioned in the Intelligence Corps, British Army, as a second lieutenant. His service number was 191239.[1] By January 1945, he was a captain (temporary major).[2]

Later lifeEdit

He died in 1990, the day after his 80th birthday.


On 4 January 1945, Andrewes was appointed Member of the military division of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 'in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field'.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1957.[3]


  • The Greek tyrants (1956)
  • The Greeks (1967); later republished as Greek society


  1. ^ "No. 35230". The London Gazette (Supplement). 25 July 1941. p. 4346.
  2. ^ a b "No. 36876". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 January 1945. p. 027.
  3. ^ "British Academy Fellows". Deceased Fellows. British Academy. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2013.