Elizabeth M. Greene
Associate Professor of Classics
BA (Boston University), MA (Tufts), PhD (UNC Chapel Hill)
Areas of Interest
Roman archaeology and social history, western Roman provinces, conquest and imperialism, cultural exchange, Roman military, women and families in the Roman world, Roman shoes and leather industries, Latin epigraphy.
Select Recent Publications2017 (with A. Meyer) “The North Field excavations at Vindolanda: Preliminary report on the 2009-14 exploratory field seasons,” Mouseion Series III, Vol. 14: 197-251.
2016. “Identities and Social Roles of Women in Military Communities of the Roman West,” in S. Budin and J. Turfa (eds.), Women in Antiquity: Real Women across the Ancient World (Routledge) 942-953.
2015. “Conubium cum uxoribus: Wives and Children in the Roman Military Diplomas,” Journal of Roman Archaeology 28, 125-159.
2014. “If the shoe fits: Style and function of children’s shoes from Vindolanda” in R. Collins and F. McIntosh (eds.), Life in the Limes: Studies of the People and Objects of the Roman Frontiers. Oxford: Oxbow. 29-36.
2013. “Female Networks in the Military Communities of the Roman West: A view from the Vindolanda Tablets” in E. Hemelrijk and G. Woolf (eds.), Women and the Roman City in the Latin West. Mnemosyne Journal Supplement, Brill. 369-90.
2013. “Before Hadrian’s Wall: Early military communities on the Roman frontier in Britain,” in R. Collins and M.F.A. Symonds (eds.), Breaking Down Boundaries: Hadrian’s Wall in the 21st Century, Journal of Roman Archaeology. 17-32.
Forthcoming Publications2018 (in press). “Metal fittings on the Vindolanda shoes: Footwear and evidence for podiatric knowledge in the Roman world,” in S. Pickup and S. Waite, Surveying Shoes, Slippers and Sandals in Antiquity (Ashgate)
2018 (in press). “Before and After Battle: The families of auxiliary soldiers in Roman military communities,” in L.L. Brice (ed.), Companion to New Directions in Military History (Wiley-Blackwell)
Research Projects and Articles in ProgressThe Vindolanda Archaeological Leather Project: The Production, Use and Preservation of Roman Leather. Ongoing research project to analyse, record and database the assemblage of Roman leather at Vindolanda Fort and settlement. Started in 2018.
L.L. Brice and E.M. Greene (eds.) Present but Not Accounted For: Women and the Roman Army. Contracted by Cambridge University Press (completion expected in 2018-19)
“The role of women in Roman military religion,” in L.L. Brice and E.M. Greene, Present but not accounted for: Women and the Roman army (Cambridge University Press)
(with A. Birley) “Comparative Material Culture assemblages from a Roman military settlement: Vindolanda in the early 2nd century AD”
(with A. Birley) “Settlement and Society during Military Conquest: The population at Vindolanda in the Severan period.”
(with E. Wolfram-Thill) “Gender Reassignment on the Column of Trajan: Women and Girls in the Sacrifice Scenes of Trajan’s Dacian Wars.”
(with E. Wolfram-Thill) “Roman Shoes in Representation and Reality: Roman art and the footwear from Vindolanda.”