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Ancient Rome Live

Experts in their fields share their insights

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 a Classicist and Roman Historian and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Humanities at Bard College. His primary interests are in the political culture and thought of the late Roman Republic and early Empire. He previously earned his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California in 2019 and served as a Lecturer in the Department of Classics at UCSB from 2019-2021.

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”.

Amineddoleh & Associates LLC

Amineddoleh & Associates LLC is a premiere art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law firm located in Manhattan. The firm’s clients include high net-worth individuals, galleries and dealers, non-profit organizations, art experts and scholars, art authenticators and scientists, emerging and well-known artists, international collectors, and foreign governments.

Andrew Mark Henry

Dr. Andrew Mark Henry is a scholar of late antique Mediterranean religions. His research focuses on early Christianity, popular religion, demonology, and the materiality of magical ritual (e.g. late Roman amulets). Andrew also manages Religion for Breakfast, a YouTube channel dedicated to online religious literacy education. Andrew currently is a postdoctoral fellow at the American Research Center in Egypt where he is conducting research on ancient Coptic Christian iconography.

Eric C. De Sena

Eric C. De Sena (PhD) is a Classical Archaeologist who teaches ancient art, archaeology, and Greco-Roman mythology at Manhattanville College and Westchester Community College (New York, USA). He has directed or participated on excavations in Italy and Romania, including the sites of Pompeii, Ostia Antica, and Porolissum. De Sena has published dozens of articles on the ancient Roman economy, identity in the Roman Empire, and the Imperial residences in the Balkan provinces of the Roman Empire. In addition to teaching and collaborating with AIRC, De Sena is the Administrator of the American Institute for Southeast European Studies (

Andrew Garnett

An ordained minister, Andrew Garnett is completing his doctorate of ministry and is interested in the scholarship of the early church's relationship to the army and the Christians that served in it. Can we draw parallels in the modern world regarding religious beliefs within the realities of serving in the military and warfare?