Dylan Rogers

Postdoctoral Scholar
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Dylan K. Rogers is a Classical Archaeologist, who specializes in Roman fountains and urbanism, particularly in the Roman East. From 2015-2019, Rogers served as the Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Greece); from 2019-2022, he was a Lecturer in Roman Art & Archaeology at the University of Virginia. His book, Water Culture in Roman Society (Leiden, 2018), begins to define the term ‘water culture’ for ancient Roman society, using literary, legal, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence. He has also co-edited the volume, What’s New in Roman Greece? (Athens, 2018), with the Roman Seminar Research Group in Athens, along with The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens (Cambridge, 2021) that provides 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. A part of this research recently appeared in the American Journal of Archaeology (2021): "Sensing Water in Roman Greece: The Villa of Herodes Atticus at Eva-Loukou and the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore at Eleusis."

Rogers has excavated at Pompeii, in Sicily, Turkey, and Greece. Most recently, he has joined the Core Research Team of the Vulci3000 Project (Italy), along with the team of the Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Project (Greece).

Research Interests
Roman East, Ancient Water Cultures, Sensory Archaeology, Race and Ethnicity, Sexuality and Gender