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C. Robert Phillips

Professor Emeritus

PHD, Brown, 1974

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Additional Interests

  • Ancient, Roman law, Roman religion

Research Statement

Professor Phillips, trained in both ancient history and literature, specializes in the history of the Roman Empire, Greco-Roman religion, and the history of classical scholarship. He has strong interests in the sociology of knowledge and literature. Widely published on Roman religion, early Christianity, and magic, he is finishing a book on Roman religion for Johns Hopkins University Press, and starting a commentary on the Roman religion passages of Festus for Oxford University Press (Clarendon Press).