Edward J. Watts is Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Riot in Alexandria and City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria, both from UC Press.
"The Final Pagan Generation offers an innovative, beautifully written, and meticulously up-to-date social and political history of the fourth century."
- Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada
"Well researched and proficient . . . awash with well-organized historical information." - Library Journal
"Accessible and engaging for students and general readers." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Watts demonstrates his mastery of both primary and modern sources . . . The text is virtually flawless." - The Classical Journal
"Edward Watt's The Final Pagan Generation is among the best works of academic history I've ever read." - Yuval Levin,, National Review
"Accessible to non-specialists and useful as an undergraduate text in courses...an absorbing, erudite, and highly useful book from which anyone studying late antiquity or early Christianity will profit." - Journal of Early Christian Studies
"A fantastic slice of classical history." - Foreword Reviews
"Watts builds his case through literary evidence such as letters, orations, poems, and contemporary historical accounts. What emerges is a vivid account of the final pagan generation and a detailed view of their social and professional environment." - Journal of Late Antiquity