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James Packer

Professor Emeritus (Classics)

PhD, Roman History, UC Berkeley

James Packer’s major interests include Roman archaeology and the architecture of imperial Rome. His recent excavations in the Theater of Pompey are reported in the American Journal of Archaeology 110 (2006): 93-122; 111 (2007): 505-522 and in the Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma 111 (2010): 71-96; For an early account of his work on the site see: Institutum Romanum Norvegiae, Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 27 (2012-13) 9-39. His Roman Forum, A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide, with Professor G. Gorski, appeared in spring, 2015 (read a review by Fred S. Kleiner, Boston University). In 2018, he Archaeological Institute of America gave this monograph the James R. Wiseman Book Award. In 2019, the Archaeological Institute and the Loeb Classical Library foundation awarded Prof Packer grants to support the final work on his new book, The Theater of Pompey in Rome.


Roman Forum book cover