Visiting Research Scholar 2010-2011
Annalisa Marzano studied Classics and Archaeology at the University of Florence, Italy (laurea cum laude), where she also received a post-master diploma in Conservation of Cultural Heritage. After being awarded a PhD in Classical Studies from Columbia University, she worked as research staff at the University of Oxford and was appointed Golding Fellow at Brasenose College. She was a member of the research team for the Oxford Roman Economy Project until her appointment in 2008 as Lecturer in Ancient History in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading.
Her research interests lie in the sphere of Roman social and economic history and she has published on topics ranging from audience targeting on Roman imperial coinage to assessing the agricultural production of Rome’s hinterland. Her recent monograph, Roman Villas in Central Italy (Brill 2007), explored the changing social and economic function of villas from the Republic to the late antique period. She is currently co-editing (with G. Métraux) a volume on Roman Villas in the Mediterranean Basin and (with P. Kruschwitz) one on Advertising in Graeco-Roman Antiquity. While at ISAW she will complete her monograph on the Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean, which focuses in particular on ancient aquaculture and its economic importance.