Jessica Tilley









Jess is a current Ph.D. student in Classical Archaeology. She received her B.A. in Classical Civilizations and Latin summa cum laude from DePauw University and her M.A. in Classical Archaeology at Florida State University. Her primary research is focused on death and cult during the Roman period in Greece through which she explores questions of identity and cross-cultural relations. Archaeological projects that Jess has worked on as either supervisor, excavator, or survey field-walker include the Trasimene Archaeological Project, Cosa Excavations, the American Excavations at Kenchreai, and the ASCS Corinth Excavations. Fun fact, her favorite thing about working on site in Greece is the site dogs!


Conference Papers

“Victory over Things: Re-interpreting Mummius’s Display of Spoils in Greece”  April 2020, Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting, Iowa City, IA. Recipient of Betty Coate Award.

“Cultural Barriers: a case study on the Lesser Propylaea at Eleusis.” Accepted for presentation (postponed), Feminism and Classics, Winstom-Salem, NC.

“The Emperors’ New Games: an examination of imperial interest in Greek sport.” May 2020, CAMWS, Birmingham, AL.

“Manlius Vulso and the Dubious Gauls.” March 2019, HGSA Annual Southeast Regional Graduate Student Conference, Tallahassee, FL.


Research Interests: Archaeology of Roman Greece, Roman cult/religion, funerary studies, Otherness, community outreach, Classical reception

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