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.
Currently a fifth year Ph.D. student in Classical Studies at Columbia University, Lucia is writing her dissertation, entitled ‘Currency and taxes: the relationship between civic and provincial administration in the Province Asia (2nd century BC – 1st century AD). Her interests focus mainly on Roman and Late Hellenistic economic and social history, Epigraphy and Numismatics. After having worked as an intern at the Epigraphic Museum in Athens, she was also part of an epigraphic project at Butler Library (‘Cataloguing squeezes’, RBML) and co-curated an exhibit on instrumenta domestica. The recipient of a DAAD fellowship, she spent the last semester at the Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik in Munich. Lucia has taught her own Latin, Greek and Roman History classes and worked as a TA for Roman and Greek History. She has written on the emotions of Ancient Greeks (focusing on the terminology used to express them) and on the early epigraphic attestations of Roman currency in Late Republican Asia Minor. She is currently preparing a die-study on the Late Cistophori of Tralles. Email Lucia Carbone.