Prof. Peter Richardson and Dr. Amy Marie Fisher have just published a new book, Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition. From the website of Routledge, the publishing company:
Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today.
Prof. Peter Richardson is a professor emeritus of the DSR, having served as a professor in the department, as well as principal of University College. Prof. Richardson, an architect and a scholar of religion, is a specialist in Roman architecture and in particular the architecture of King Herod the Great.
Dr. Amy Marie Fisher is a recent graduate of the department. Her work focuses on conceptions of sacred space, physical and celestial, in antiquity. She now works for the University of Alberta in Edmonton.