Professor Roger Wilson Lecture

Professor Roger Wilson
Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on April 6, 2013 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Luxury Living in Late Roman Sicily:
The Villa Near Piazza Armerina and its Context


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).

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

Speaker's faculty profile
Speaker's student ratings