Diane Cline

National Geographic Staff

Author, historian, and educator Diane Harris Cline has investigated the creativity and innovation of the ancient Greeks for 35 years. As the author of National Geographic’s The Greeks: An Illustrated History, she collaborated with the filmmakers who produced the PBS/National Geographic video series The Greeks and led 14 tours of the exhibition while it was in Washington, D.C. She has traveled extensively in the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black Seas as an expert study leader. 

As an associate professor of classics and history, Diane teaches courses on Greek history, religion, mythology, literature, and culture at George Washington University. In her research, she is a pioneer in the digital humanities, applying social network analysis to the ancient Greek personalities of Pericles, Socrates, and Alexander the Great.

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