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Edwyn Robert Bevan OBE (born 15 February 1870 in London - died 18 October 1943 in London[1]) was a versatile English philosopher and historian of the Hellenistic world. He was the fourteenth of sixteen children of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, a partner in Barclays Bank, and his second wife Frances Emma Shuttleworth, daughter of Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Bishop of Chichester.

He had an academic position at King's College London. The Arabist Anthony Ashley Bevan was his brother, the conspiracy theorist Nesta Helen Webster was his youngest sister and the artist Robert Polhill Bevan a cousin. He married Daisy Waldegrave, daughter of Granville Waldegrave, 3rd Baron Radstock in 1896 and they had two daughters.

Bevan was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Andrews in 1922 and an honorary D.Litt. from Oxford in 1923. In 1942 he became a Fellow of the British Academy.


  • The House of Seleucus (1902) 2 vols.
  • Indian Nationalism : An Independent Estimate (1913)
  • Stoics and Skeptics (1913)
  • German War Aims (1917)
  • Ancient Mesopotamia: The Land of The Two Rivers (1917)
  • German Social Democracy During the War.(1918)
  • The German Empire of Central Africa as the Basis of a New German World Policy (1918) with Emil Zimmermann
  • Hellenism and Christianity (1921)
  • The Hellenistic Age (1923) with J. B. Bury, E. A. Barber, W. W. Tarn
  • The House of Ptolemy (1927)
  • The World of Greece and Rome (1927)
  • Later Greek Religion (1927)
  • Sibyls and Seers: A Survey of Some Ancient Theories of Revelation and Inspiration (1928)
  • The Legacy of Israel (1928) editor with Charles Singer
  • Thoughts on Indian Discontents (1929)
  • Jerusalem under the high priests: five lectures on the period between Nehemiah and the New Testament (1930)
  • The hope of a world to come; underlying Judaism and Christianity (1930)
  • The Poems of Leonidas of Tarentum (1931)
  • Christianity (1932)
  • Our Debt to the Past (1932) with others
  • After Death (1934) with others
  • Symbolism and Belief (1938) Gifford Lectures
  • Holy Images: An Inquiry Into Idolatry and Image-Worship in Ancient Paganism and in Christianity (1940)
  • Christians in a World at War (1940)


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