Professor Roger Wilson
Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies
An Oxford classicist and ancient historian by training, Professor Wilson is now principally an archaeologist, handling a wide range of both historical and archaeological evidence. He has been studying Sicily, often making more than one visit per annum, for 38 years, and is well known throughout the island as the leading expert in the world on Roman imperial Sicily. He has close academic contacts with all the key players in Sicily, both in the universities and in the Soprintendenze of the Region’s Archaeological Service, as well as with other Sicilian scholars world-wide. He has published very extensively on aspects of ancient Sicily, as well as three books, Piazza Armerina (1983), Sicily under the Roman Empire (1990) and Arte e architettura della Sicilia romana (241 BC – AD 535) (2008).
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