Marilyn Evans is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Classics Department. She has a B.A. in Classics and Anthropology/Archaeology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, M.A. in Classics from the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Swarthmore, she taught at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, the University of Georgia and the University of California, Berkeley.
Marilyn’s research interests focus on early Rome and Latium, with a particular view to understanding how cities emerged and developed from the time of Rome’s mythical foundation to the city’s dominance central Italy (roughly the 8th-5th centuries BCE). Since 2009 she has been excavating at the site of Gabii, an ancient city that was once neighbor of, and rival to, Rome. The results of the last few seasons of excavation have provided an opportunity to understand how cities in central Italy developed archaeologically, and Marilyn is currently working on several projects tied to these discoveries.
Marilyn teaches courses in Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, literature and culture, as well as Latin at all levels. At Swarthmore, she will teach courses focusing on the history and archaeology of Pompeii, early Greece, and Republican Rome, and two Latin classes, both a first year course and an intermediate one reading Livy.