Robin Waterfield is a British author and translator, born in 1952 in Yorkshire, England. He has a degree in Classics from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D. in Greek literature from Oxford University. Waterfield is best known for his translations of ancient Greek works, including the works of Plato, Aristotle, and Herodotus. He has also written several books on ancient history and philosophy, including "The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists," "Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire," and "Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece." In addition to his work as a translator and author, Waterfield has also worked as an editor for various publishing houses, including Oxford University Press and Penguin Books. He has also contributed to several academic journals and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Waterfield's translations and writing have been widely praised for their clarity and accessibility, making ancient texts more approachable for modern readers. His work has received numerous awards and he is considered to be one of the leading translators and scholars of ancient Greek literature.