Chris is an ancient historian with a PhD in Classics. He has a particular interest in the archaeology of ancient Rome and is currently on a Research Fellowship at the British School of Rome. Prior to this, Chris was a lecturer in ancient history and culture at the University of Exeter (UK) and the School of Architecture at the University of Lincoln (UK), where he taught a variety of subjects connected to the ancient world. Having spent extended periods in Italy, including on archaeological excavations (including at Pompeii) and living for two years in Rome, has given him an intimate knowledge of the city. Chris has published on classical architecture, ancient architects, and Rome itself. His current research revolves trying to understand how the ancient inhabitants perceived and understood the buildings they lived in and the city around them.
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