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Alyson Roy

Assistant Professor


313-D Administration Building



Mailing Address

History Department

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3175

Moscow ID 83844-3175

Alyson Roy is an assistant professor of Ancient History. Her research focuses on the Roman Republic, ancient military history, material culture and numismatics. Her current book project, titled “Engineering Power: The Roman Triumph as Material Expression of Conquest,” explores how the triumphal parade was transformed from an ephemeral military procession into material objects that gradually developed into both a visual language of power in the form of architecture, coins, victory monuments and luxury consumer goods.

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 2017
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2008
  • B.A., Central Washington University, 2006

Alyson Roy is an ancient historian who specializes in Roman history. Her research interests focus on issues of power, authority, spectacle and visual/material culture, particularly with respect to the Roman army and the Roman triumph. She is working on her first book on the material culture of the Roman triumph, and has other projects in the works on triumphal topography, Roman numismatics, military tombstones and the relationship between luxury goods, the Roman triumph and elite prestige. She teaches courses on the Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Classical Greece, Alexander and the Hellenistic World, Classical Mythology, and Ancient Egypt and the Near East.

  • Roman History
  • Greek Historygypt and the Ancient Near East
  • Religions of the Ancient World
  • Ancient Military History

“Images of Triumph: Coins and Conquest Ideology in Roman Iberia, 211-55 BCE,” in Cultural Memory in Republican and Augustan Rome (ed. Dinter and Guerin). Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

2018. Vincent Azoulay, trans. Janet Lloyd, Pericles of Athens, Princeton University Press, 2014. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Larry J. Roseman Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2014-2016
Larry J. Roseman Fellowship for International Research, 2013-2014


Physical Address:
315 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
History Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

Phone: 208-885-6253

Fax: 208-885-5221


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