Charles Brian Rose

Professor of Classical Studies; James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology; Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


  • PhD, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 1987
  • Master of Arts, Art History and Archaeology,
    Columbia University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology,
    Haverford College, 1978

Research and teaching interests: 

  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Roman art and archaeology
  • Archaeology of Anatolia

Current excavation:

  • Head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy (since 1988)
  • Codirector, Gordion Excavations (since 2006)

Selected publications:

  • Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
  • The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion (University Museum Press, 2011) 
  • The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion  (University Museum Press, 2012)
  • The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • English-language editor, Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations

Work in progress:

  • Two final publications in the Troy Excavation Series: the architecture, architectural decoration and small finds of the West Sanctuary
  • The architecture and small finds of the Hellenistic and Roman houses at Troy

Recent courses:

  • Undergraduate and graduate
    • Roman Topography
    • Archaeology of Troy
    • Augustan Rome
    • Roman Republican sculpture, architecture and coinage
    • Gordion Curatorial Seminar
    • Anatolian Archaeology
    • Archaeology of Greek, Anatolia and Etruria in the Archaic Period

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