Born in Rome, Lucia received a MA (summa cum laude) in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, with a dissertation entitled ‘Italian traders in the independent Delos’. While teaching Classics and Ancient History in high schools, she also completed a MA from the University of Rome ‘Torvergata’ in Didactic of Latin, Italian and Geography. At the same time, she cooperated with the didactic section of the Central Authority for Archaeology of Rome and Ostia (Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma e Ostia), organizing specialized tours and cultural events, and taught Latin and Classical Mythology to American undergraduate students. Lucia is currently a third year Ph.D. student in Classical Studies at Columbia University. Her interests focus mainly on Roman and Late Hellenistic economic history, Epigraphy and Numismatics. She has written on Aegina and the connection between trade and mythology on that island and on the emotions of Ancient Greeks (focusing on the terminology used to express them), the social and economic identity of Roman aristocracy in the first two centuries of Roman Empire and on the early epigraphic attestations of Roman currency in Late Republican Asia Minor. After having been part of an epigraphic project at Butler Library (‘Cataloguing squeezes’, RBML), she is currently working on a publication together with the Epigraphic Museum in Athens. Lucia has taught Roman and Greek History and is presently teaching Latin. She will write her dissertation on the patterns of monetary circulation of Late Republican and Early Imperial Asia Minor. Email Lucia Carbone.