Oxford Roman Economy Project University of Oxford

Former Team Members

Dr Angela Trentacoste


Angela Trentacoste was a Research Assistant for the project between March 2015 and May 2017. She completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield, where she investigated the relationship between urbanisation and animal exploitation during the first millennium BC in Italy. Before joining OXREP, she a held a Mougins Museum Rome Award at the British School at Rome and the Etruscan Foundation’s Research Fellowship, for which she investigated animal sacrifice and its role in wider socio-economic networks. Her current research continues to focus on human–animal interaction in antiquity, with a particular interest in the development of livestock breeds, the redistributive function of religious centres, and the economic importance of foodways.

Dr Miko Flohr


Miko Flohr was the Assistant Director of the Oxford Roman Economy Project from January 2010 until April, 2013. He is a specialist in the urban economic history of Roman Italy, particularly Pompeii and Ostia, and came to Oxford after completing  a PhD in Classical Archaeology at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands. After leaving Oxford, he moved on to Leiden University, where he started a NWO-funded research project on investment in urban economic space, 'Building Tabernae', which will run until 2017. He is now a lecturer at Leiden University.

Dr Ben Russell


Ben Russell held the doctoral studentship on the project. He has a BA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History and an MSt in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford. His DPhil. on Sculpted Stone and the Roman Economy: 100 BC–AD 300, supervised by Professors R. R. R. Smith and A. I. Wilson, focused on the evidence provided by the production, distribution, and use of stone objects for broader developments in the Roman economy. He has worked on excavations and survey projects in Britain, Greece, Italy, and Libya. He is now Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Hannah Friedman


Hannah Friedman was Research Assistant for the project between October 2008 and September 2010. She received her BA in Anthropology and Classics at the University of California, San Diego. She completed a PhD at the University of Leicester under the supervision of Prof. D. Mattingly. Her thesis was about the Faynan, a copper mining district of Southern Jordan, exploited during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Her research interests include metalla, ancient industry, and GIS.

Dr Dario Nappo


(Research Assistant, 2008-2010)

Dario Nappo graduated in 2003 at University of Naples “Federico II” in Roman History. His dissertation on Diocletian’s Prices Edict was supervised by Prof. Elio Lo Cascio with whom he also took his Ph.D with a thesis about Roman Red Sea and trade between the Roman Empire and India. During his Ph.D, he spent 12 months at Brasenose College (Oxford) and King’s College (London) as a visiting student. He was a research assistant for OxREP from 2008 to 2010. His research interests are concerned with Roman social and economic history. His current project focuses on the quantification of documentary evidence concerning the trade between Roman Empire and India, and Roman economy policy on the Red Sea area.

Dr Annalisa Marzano


(Research Assistant, 2005–2008)

Annalisa Marzano completed a laurea cum laude in Classics and Roman History at the University of Florence and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Classical Studies at Columbia University (New York), under the supervision of W. V. Harris. Between 2005 and 2008 she was Research Assistant for OxREP and W. Golding Research Fellow at Brasenose College. Her research interests rest in the spheres of Roman social and economic history and Roman archaeology. Recent and research projects have focused on the economic and social history of villas in central Italy (Roman Villas in Central Italy. A Social and Economic History. Leiden 2007), the political implications of public banquets, coinage and propaganda, and the economic importance of fish breeding and fish salting in Roman Italy.

Dr Myrto Malouta


(Research Assistant, 2005–2008)

Myrto Malouta studied Classics at University College London. She completed a DPhil in Greek Papyrology at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. P. J. Parsons. From 2005 to 2008 she was a research assistant for OxREP and a junior research fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. Her research lies in the areas of Roman social and economic history, papyrology, and history of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Her main current project focuses on the quantification of documentary evidence concerning demography and agricultural activity in Roman Egypt. At the same time she is working on a study of the city of Antinoopolis, and examining the implications of fatherlessness as lack of legitimate paternity in Roman Egypt.

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