Alessandro Giovanni Battaglia
Alessandro Giovanni Battaglia is a sixth year PhD candidate in ancient history with a focus on Roman history. His dissertation focuses on the centralizing policies of the late Roman government. He graduated from Luther College in 2017 with summa cum laude degrees in Classics and History. His undergraduate thesis was entitled: "The SEBASTOPHOROS Issue: A Coin Minted to Celebrate Nero's Voyage to Alexandria." His research interests include imperial politics and ideology in the fourth century CE, reception of Classical history in Late Antiquity, religion and cults of the Roman world, and humor in the Ancient World. He has excavated with the Kenchreai archaeological summer school in Kenchries, Greece, and at the Roman Vindolanda Fort near Hadrian's Wall.