Charles Brian Rose

Professor of Classical Studies
James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology
Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Immediate Past President, Archaeological Institute of America
Trustee, American Academy in Rome
Contact Information
Office Address: 
Mediterranean Section, University Museum
(215) 898-4071
Email Address: 

Ph.D. (Art History and Archaeology) Columbia University, 1987
M.A. (Art History and Archaeology) Columbia University, 1980
B.A. (Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology) Haverford College, 1978

Research and Teaching Interests: 


  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Roman art and archaeology
  • Archaeology of Anatolia
Current Excavation: 

Head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy (since 1988)
Co-director, Gordion Excavations (since 2006)

Selected Publications: 

Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion (University Museum Press, 2011)

The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion  (University Museum Press, 2012).

The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

English-language editor, Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations.

Work in Progress: 

Two final publications in the Troy Excavation Series: the architecture, architectural decoration, and small finds of the West Sanctuary; the architecture and small finds of the Hellenistic and Roman houses at Troy.


Recent Courses: 

(undergraduate and graduate) Roman Topography; the Archaeology of Troy; Augustan Rome; Roman Republican sculpture, architecture, and coinage; Gordion Curatorial Seminar; Anatolian Archaeology; Archaeology of Greek, Anatolia, and Etruria in the Archaic Period

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