Professor Rebecca Sweetman

Professor in Ancient History & Archaeology

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Rebecca Sweetman is a Professor in Ancient History & Archaeology and she teaches Greek and Roman History & Archaeology. As a former Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, she has had a long association with Greece and she has worked on a number of sites including Knossos and Corinth, and her own projects have included the excavations on a Late Antique church in Sparta and the Bronze Age city of Phylakopi in Melos.

Her recent monograph entitled The Mosaics of Roman Crete, Art Archaeology and Social Change (CUP 2013) examined the archaeology of Roman and Late Antique Crete and she has edited a volume on Roman colonies (100 years of Solitude. Roman colonies in the first century of their foundation). She is currently working on the Christianization of the Peloponnese as well as the Cyclades in the Roman period.



Rebecca is currently working on a Leverhulme senior research fellowship on the Roman and Late Antique Cyclades.


The Mosaic of Roman Crete: Art Archaeology and Social Change (Cambridge University Press 2013)

Articles & Book Chapters 

In press: 

‘Networks of Christian Conversion: Crete, Cyprus and Lycia’ ABSA 2017

‘The Early Christian Archaeology of Achaea, Macedonia, Crete and the Cyclades’, for the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology, edited by D. Pettegrew and W. Caraher


Networks: Exile and Tourism in the Roman Cyclades’ in Beyond Boundaries: Visual Culture in the Roman Provinces, edited by S. Alcock, M. Egri & J. Frakes (Getty Publications 2016)

‘The Christianization of the Peloponnese: The case for emergent change’ Annual of the British School at Athens 110 (2015), 285-319.

‘Memory, Tradition and Christianization of the Peloponnese’, American Journal of Archaeology 119.4 (2015), 501-531.

‘Religion and Culture in Late Antique Greece’, Archaeological Reports 59 (2013)

‘Roman Greece: Mediterranean Context and Continuity’, Archaeological Reports 58 (2012), 30-41.

‘Memory and loss in the late Antique cities of Knossos and Sparta’ in N. Christie and A. Augenti eds. Vrbes Extinctae. Archaeologies of Abandoned Classical Towns. (Farnham, 2012), 243-273.

Recent publications