Dr Laura Pfuntner

Dr Laura Pfuntner works on the history and material culture of the Roman Mediterranean. Her book, Urbanism and Empire in Roman Sicily (Austin 2019), examines the development of the urban communities of the province of Sicily under the Principate. She is currently developing a new project on Roman civil warfare in the western provinces in the first century BC. She is interested in Greek and Latin historiography, and has recently written about the transmission of the historical work of Diodorus Siculus through the Bibliotheca of Photius. She also co-edited the first comprehensive collection of ‘pseudo-Ovidiana’ in English translation, Appendix Ovidiana: Latin Poems Ascribed to Ovid in the Middle Ages, published in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series in 2020. At QUB, she teaches undergraduate modules on Pompeii, Alexander the Great, and the Ancient City and supervises PhD research in Hellenistic and Roman history and culture.