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I was wanting to know reputable historians who specialize in Ancient Greek Civilization? For example, Bettany Hughes is one, but I would like to know some more.

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    Isn't this a reference question? – Benjamin Jul 13 '16 at 11:43
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    @MarkC.Wallace I believe that we should use this to test the idea of a community wiki answer. – Benjamin Jul 13 '16 at 15:42
  • @LisaSmith - could you clarify the question to indicate if you're looking for modern sources or contemporary sources? Is Xenophon an acceptable answer? – Mark C. Wallace Jul 13 '16 at 15:48
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    @MarkC.Wallace This is what I was confused by, it was unclear what was being asked, maybe an argument for closing it, but I think we should just include both. Is there a way to tag someone who hasn't already commented? – Benjamin Jul 13 '16 at 15:53
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    @MarkC.Wallace Based on the example I believe it refers to modern day historians. What do you think? – Benjamin Jul 13 '16 at 15:58
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Thucydides and Xenophon.

And if you can sacrifice some credibility for entertainment, Herodotus.

Also, not historians but I really recommend reading Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to get a grasp of their world.

Modern historians specialized in Ancient Greece I've only read Donald Kagan and Luciano Canfora.

EDIT:

Wikipedia Category Scholars of ancient Greek history has 43 names of modern historians in it.

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    Since this is a reference list question, you might want to turn it into a community wiki. – Benjamin Jul 13 '16 at 11:44
  • Loosely concur with @Benjamin, although I would suggest creating a community wiki answer that contains the the first two. I would like to see some voting and discussion before we add Kagan and Canfora. – Mark C. Wallace Jul 13 '16 at 15:47
  • I agree, but someone with more priviledges than me might be required to "wikify" this. – Brasidas Jul 13 '16 at 16:42
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    @MarkC.Wallace Because of his historical importance, I think we should leave Herodotus as well, with a notation that due to his methods, reliability is often in question. – called2voyage Jul 13 '16 at 17:07
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    The question was probably about modern historians. – Alex Jul 13 '16 at 21:42

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