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Dr Kate Gilliver 

Education & Qualifications

1993 PhD, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

1988 BA (Classics and Classical Archaeology), King’s College London

Career Overview

1993– Lecturer in Ancient History, Cardiff University

1992–93 Rome Scholar, British School at Rome

Membership and External Activity

Member of Council, The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Member of the Caerleon Research Group Committee

Notable Achievements

I am a regular contributor to TV programmes on aspects of Roman history, particularly the Roman army and warfare. These appearances include:

National Geographic channel Ancient Technology, 2006.

UK History series War Women, 2003.

Historical Consultant for the BBC Timewatch documentary Roman Soldiers to Be, 2001, which looked at the training of Roman soldiers through the words of the fourth-century military writer Vegetius, and the eyes (and suffering) of nine civilian volunteers who spent a week training and camping during the wettest winter on record.


The Good, the Bad and the Consequences: Martial Values and Roman Warfare, Annual Caerleon Lecture, 2007

Decimation in the Roman Army, Classics Department research seminar, University of South Africa, 2005

Display in Roman Warfare, Classical Association of South Africa Conference, Pretoria, 2005

Battlefield Virtuosi: Courage and Display in Roman Warfare, Classical Association, University of Leeds, 2003