Gabrielle Roehr

Gabrielle received her B.A. in Classics and Art History from New York University in 2020. Her senior thesis, titled “The Archaic Present: Nostalgia and Ideology in the Age of Augustus,” examined the intersection of art and politics in the creation and maintenance of ideology in Augustan Rome, with special attention paid to Vergil’s Aeneid, Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita, the Forum Augustum, and the Monumentum Ancyranum. Her research interests broadly lie in the topics of memory, identity construction in the ancient world, Augustan poetry, and, more recently, the topic of forgery and ways of talking about forgery in antiquity. She entered the PhD program in Classical Studies at Penn in 2020.