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Dylan Rogers

B.A., Classical Studies, Italian and Greek, Tulane University, 2008
M.A., Art History (Classical Art & Archaeology), University of Virginia, 2010
PhD Student.

Dylan Kelby Rogers graduated from Tulane University in 2008, where he majored in Classical Studies, Greek, and Italian. Working with his adviser, Professor Susann Lusnia, he wrote his Senior Honors Thesis entitled, The Roman Lares: Public and Private Cult. In 2010, Dylan completed his Masters degree at UVa under the direction of Professor John Dobbins. The Pleasure of Water: The Nymphaea of Pompeii, his masters thesis, explores the domestic nymphaea of the city of Pompeii, with particular attention to their placement in the home, decoration, and overall meaning in the post-earthquake period (after 62 CE).

Currently a PhD candidate, Dylan's dissertation, Water-Display and Meaning in the High Roman Empire, seeks to understand the reasons why the Romans displayed water in the ways that they did. By using available archaeological evidence of Roman fountains throughout the Empire, the study attempts to discern patterns in water-display, such as regional differences, along with thematic uses of water (e.g., domestic, political, religious, and social).

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dylan will be a Regular Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Dylan's fieldwork experience includes Pompeii (Porta Stabiae Project, 2009), Hacimusalar Höyük, Turkey (Bilkent University, 2011, 2012), and Morgantina (Princeton/UVa, 2011). Dylan has been a research assistant for the Rome Reborn Project at the University, studying the monumental fountains of the city of Rome. Teaching opportunities at UVa have been TAships for the History of Architecture I (Fall 2009), Etruscan and Roman Art (Spring 2010), Greek Art & Archaeology (Fall 2010), Arts & Cultures of the Slave South (Spring 2011), Ancient Greece (History Department, Fall 2011), and Greek Myth (Classics Department, Spring 2012).

Major research interests of Dylan include the display of water, Roman domestic religion, Roman gardens, the topography of the city of Rome, and the reception of Antiquity from the Renaissance through the modern period; other research interests outside of Classical Archaeology include Medieval Rome and Italy, including the twelfth century pavements of Cappella Palatina in Palermo, on which Dylan is currently writing an article.

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