Dylan K. Rogers

Lecturer, Art History

Dylan K. Rogers (Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology) is a Classical Archaeologist, who specializes in Roman fountains and urbanism. From 2015-2019, Rogers served as the Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Greece). His recent book, Water Culture in Roman Society (Brill, 2018), begins to define the term ‘water culture’ for ancient Roman society, using literary, legal, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence. He has also edited the volume, What’s New in Roman Greece? (National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2018), with the Roman Seminar Research Group in Athens, which aims to shed light on how the societies of Greece responded in socioeconomic and cultural terms to becoming part of the Roman Empire. Rogers is also co-editing The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens (Cambridge University Press, under contract) that will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Athens, its topography and monuments, inhabitants and cultural institutions, and religious rituals and politics. Rogers is currently studying Roman fountains using methodologies related to sensory studies and archaeology, in order to understand better the use and placement in various landscapes of fountains by the Romans. 


Major research interests of Rogers include the relationship between Roman identity and art (especially sculpture and mosaics), Roman domestic religion, Roman gardens, the topography of the cities of Rome and Athens, and the reception of Antiquity from the Renaissance through the modern period. Other research interests outside of Classical Archaeology include Medieval Rome and Italy, opus sectile pavements of the Medieval Mediterranean, and the Venetian fountains of Crete.


During the 2019-2020 academic year, Rogers will offer the following courses: Roman Art and Archaeology, Sex and the Ancient City, Painting in the Ancient Mediterranean World, and the Archaeology of Destruction.

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BA Tulane University, 2008

MA University of Virginia, 2010

PhD University of Virginia, 2015