- Hyun Jin was born in Seoul South Korea and grew up in Auckland New Zealand. His love of Classics and Ancient History began very early under the influence of his father who moved his family from Korea to New Zealand specifically for the purpose of studying ancient Greek of all things! The father was too old to master the language and the task fell on his son, who somehow managed to overcome the temptation to become a lawyer, and chose the path of academia and classical learning. After three and a half years in the UK at Oxford University (as D Phil student) and four years at Sydney University (as postdoctoral research fellow) he has moved to Melbourne. He is the author of two books: the first on Greek and Chinese ethnography and the second on the Huns and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.