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Melissa Kays

Research project

Supervisor: Maureen Carroll

Summary of research project: Exploring the social mobility and influence of women in Roman public life from the 1st to the 3rd c. A.D.


Melissa is interested in the social mobility of women in the Roman Empire, and seeks to learn more about elite benefactresses' access to wealth and power in Roman Italy, North Africa, and Asia Minor. She will be looking at buildings, inscriptions, and statuary depictions to compare and contrast the evidence between the regions mentioned. 

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Melissa Kays
Department of Archaeology
University of York
Kings Manor