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University of Leeds
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Ancient Rome, Captives, Disability, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Gender, Sexuality, First Jewish Revolt, Celebrity Culture
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PhD candidate in Classics at the University of Leeds

BA (Hons) and MA in Classics (University of Leeds)

My current research centres on captives within the Roman world, primarily individuals or groups who were forcibly or coercively taken prisoner as a result of Roman military campaigns during the 1st century BCE. I draw on a wide range of literary, epigraphic, artistic and archaeological evidence to build an overview of how different groups of captives, such as elite hostages, women, and different ethnic populations, were considered by and treated within Roman culture and society.

Generally, my research centres on ‘The Other’ in the Roman world, particularly the social position of groups which have largely been ignored in traditional scholarship. For instance, I researched disability within Roman society for my MA dissertation and considered the treatment of individuals, including women, slaves and children, with congenital disorders, mobility issues and sensory disabilities.

I am also interested in Roman art and material culture. Previous research, carried out during my masters, has focused on: sexual imagery on Pompeian wall-paintings, and the varying degrees of damnatio memoriae, including non-elite examples. Other research projects include: the Jewish population in Rome following the First Jewish-Roman War, the concept of Imperial virtues and the ‘Good Emperor’, and celebrity culture in Ancient Rome.

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Disability, Genocide, Material Culture, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women