I live in London, but also spent a lot of time in France and the Florida Panhandle growing up. And a lot of other places.
I wrote my PhD dissertation last millennium on later Greek architectural sculpture - in short how public monuments were decorated and why (King's College London and The Institute of Classical Studies). It is available on Kindle, links below (and the 5* review is from my uncle, who did actually read it but might be a wee bit biased, although the people on my viva panel were also enthusiastic about it).
Then I did a post-doc very kindly funded by the Onassis Foundation where I got to spend time at the wonderful ASCSA in Athens. Then ...
I've published academic articles on Caryatids and Palm Capitals, and assorted other subjects. The other day I was hunting down the publication of a site through footnotes ... which turned out to be "King 2002" and made me realise that I should put more of my work online.
I'm working on one about the monuments of the Hecatomnid Dynasty of Caria.
I wrote a "popular history" book on The Elgin Marbles (Hutchinson 2006) - links below.
I'm not a big public speaker as I get stage fright, but I'm always more than happy to give talks at museums etc.
I live in London, I have a Jack Russell named Ellie von Pelly, and I love food.
Ellie loves (non-dog) food, balls, balloons, duvets, long walks, balls, balloons, food.
I can't bear to watch the movie 300 because I used to excavate in Sparta. Yes I still am "on" digs but the ones I get most excited about I'm only really consulting on so can't discuss it until the directors have presented the information ... and the one I'm co-director of is more of a courtesy appointment at the request of the archaeological service. Go figure.
Oh, and the one that always surprises people, is that I taught at a very liberal Yeshiva, so technically was a rabbi (that's all rabbi means, and not all rabbis are religious leaders in the way Christian priests are).