Marc Kleijwegt

Position title: John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professorship in Roman History


Phone: 608.263.2528

Office: 5121 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5001 Mosse Humanities
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Marc Kleijwegt


My specializations are Social History; Epigraphy; The Ancient Novel; The Cities and Communities of Roman Italy and the Western Provinces. My Research and Teaching Interests include The Ancient Novel; Childhood; Slavery; Freedmen; Gladiators; Food. In general, I use a variety of source material to describe and analyze the history of mentalities of the Greco-Roman world. I am currently interested in the Identity(ies) of the Roman Freedman.


Ph.D., Leiden
M.A., Leiden
B.A., Leiden

Selected Publications

  • Ancient Youth: The Ambiguity of Youth and the Absence of Adolescence in Greco-Roman Antiquity, (Amsterdam 1991).
  • “Textile Manufacturing for a Religious Market: Artemis and Diana as Tycoons of Industry”, in: Willem Jongman/Marc Kleijwegt (eds.), After the Past: Essays in Ancient History in Honour of H. W. Pleket, Leiden 2002, 81-135.
  • Cum vicensimariis magnam mantissam habet (Petronius Satyricon 65.10), American Journal of Philology 123 (2002), 275-86.

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