Research Interests: Archaeology and History of Roman Italy; Director of the Capena Excavation Project; Ceramic studies; Historiography
Before joining UCT in 2008, Roman Roth studied Classics as an Undergraduate and Graduate Student of Fitzwilliam College and the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, (1996 to 2004), before becoming a Research Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 2004. Although he is involved in teaching a wide range of Classical subjects at UCT, his research focuses on the cultural history of Italy during the Republican period (the fourth to the first centuries BC), combining methods of inquiry that span the fields of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Amongst several projects, Roman Roth is currently working on a book that will address the extent to whether (and when) Roman Italy became a defined, cohesive area of cultural interaction. In addition, he is directing excavations on the ancient site of Capena (La Civitucola) situated some 35 km to the North-east of Rome.