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Jacob Latham

Associate Professor


Professor Latham is a historian of the religions of Rome, whose research explores the intersections of religious practice, civic life, and identity in the ancient Mediterranean world. He earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Dr. Latham regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of the Roman empire, cultural and religious history in the classical Mediterranean world, and ancient Christianity.

Professor Latham welcomes applications from potential graduate students interested in cultural, religious, or urban history in Late Antiquity.


Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Selected Publications

The POmpa Circensis Latham's book Cover

Performance, Memory, and Processions in Ancient Rome

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