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Adam Marshak

Adam Marshak

History teacher at Gann Academy

BA Classics and History 2001

I have been extremely active since graduating from Stanford in 2001.  Immediately after graduation, I entered a PhD program in Roman history at Yale, and I completed my PhD in 2008.  I have also published several articles on Herod, the Hasmoneans, the Herodian Dynasty, and Roman Judaea, as well as a number of entries in ancient encyclopedias and dictionaries.  I have also recently revised and published my dissertation as a full-length monograph, The Many Faces of Herod the Great, which is being published by Wm B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company.  I also just recently finished filming a documentary on Herod, which should be coming out in Spring of 2017.

I am currently living in the Boston area with my wife Melissa and two children Yaira and Ophira.  I am currently teaching history at Gann Academy, a non-denominational Jewish high school, and I have been at this current job for nine years.

Please feel free to contact me at akmarshak@gmail.com.  I’m happy to answer any questions about the book, Roman history in general, teaching high school, or how to survive Boston drivers!