Ancient Rome Live

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Rome and Ancient Roman history is far more than just monuments and museum collections.

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Nael Chami

Nael Chami is a licensed architect from Beirut, Lebanon. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" specializing in Roman Architecture, and its influence on early Muslim/Arab urban planning. His field of interest is the cultural impact of ancient Rome on other civilizations.

Sophia Papaioannou

Sophia Papaioannou teaches Latin language and literature at the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests include the Latin literature of the Augustan Age, Roman Comedy, Ancient epic, Classical reception, and she has published several books and articles on the above topics.

Noah Segal

Noah Segal is Classicist and Roman Historian and currently serves as a Lecturer in the Classics Department at the University of California Santa Barbara. His primary research interests are in the history and political culture of the late Roman Republic. His dissertation, “Military Achievement and Late-Republican Aristocratic Values, 81-49 BCE,” examines the rapid and dramatic shift in the Roman community’s opinion of militarism between the dictatorship of Sulla and the Caesarian Civil War.

Paolo Gardelli

Archaeologist Paolo Gardelli is also actively involved in archaeological heritage preservation. He has an MA in Conservazione dei Beni Culturali curricula of History and Archaeology at the University of Bologna (2005). In 2009, he obtained his postgraduate degree in Archeology curricula of Greek and Roman Archaeology at the University of Padova. From 2009, he joined the Restoring Ancient Stabiae project, and coordinated and directed research projects, excavations and restoration projects with European and non-European Institutions. He is currently completing the PhD program in Archaeology and Ancient History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His thesis is “Villa Arianna At Stabiae: Excavations, Conservation, Interpretations from the Eighteenth Century to 2018”.