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Steven H. Rutledge
Associate Professor Emeritus

Associate Professor Steven H. Rutledge ( earned his PhD at Brown University and joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996.  He retired in 2012 and now teaches at Linfield College in Oregon, where he is also the co-owner of the Dancing Faun Farm.

He specializes in the literature, history, and culture of the late Roman republic and early empire. He is author of numerous studies on Roman culture, history, and literature. His books include Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian (Routledge 2001); Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting (Oxford 2012); and A Tacitus Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci 2012).

Courses he teaches include seminars on Tacitus, Cicero, and Roman historiography, as well as courses on Roman literature and religion. He has appeared on the History Channel’s Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire, and was also a consultant for the series. Professional organizations of which he is a member include the SCS, CAAS, and CAMWS; he is an alumnus of the American School for Classical Studies in Athens (1994-95), and was an NEH fellow at the American Academy in Rome (summer 2002).