Amanda Claridge

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Amanda Jacqueline Claridge FSA (1 September 1949 – 5 May 2022) was a British professor of Roman archaeology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests included "Roman archaeology, especially art, marble sculpture and the marble trade; Roman architecture and urbanism; topography and monuments of the city of Rome and Latium; Antiquarian studies in 16th and 17th century Rome."[1]

Personal life

Claridge was born at RAF Hospital Halton; her father was a bomber pilot and her mother was an intelligence officer. She received her undergraduate degree from the UCL Institute of Archaeology. A resident of London, she died there from cancer on 5 May 2022, aged 72.[2]


Claridge was the Assistant Director of the British School at Rome from 1980 to 1994.[3]

She has undertaken fieldwork in Rome, elsewhere in Italy, Turkey, and North Africa.[3] Claridge was a Research Fellow at the British School at Rome, 2018-19.[4]

Awards and honours

Claridge was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1986.[5] She was a member of the Member Accademia Pontiicia Romana di Arch.[5] Claridge was awarded the Commendatore Italian Order of Merit.[1] Claridge was on the Advisory Committee of the Journal of Roman Archaeology.[6] In 2010 she was elected as a Corresponding Member of the Archaeological Institute of America.[7]

Her archaeological guide to ancient Rome has been described as "a staple reference on the ancient city for English speaking students and tourists".[8]

Selected publications

  • Hadrian's Column of Trajan. Journal of Roman Archaeology 6: 5-22. 1993.
  • Hadrian's lost temple of Trajan. Journal of Roman Archaeology 20: 54-94.
  • "Hadrian's Succession and the Monuments of Trajan" in Hadrian: Arts, Politics and Economy. Opper, T. (ed.). British Museum Press, 2013, p. 5-18. (British Museum Research Publication; no. 175)
  • Classical Manuscript Illustrations. London: The Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers, 2012. (The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series A, Antiquities and Architecture; vol. 6) (With I. Herklotz)
  • Rome. An Oxford Archaeological Guide, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2nd, enlarged and revised ed. 2010. (Oxford Archaeological Guides)
  • Holleran, C. & Claridge, A. (ed.), 2018. Companion to the City of Rome. Wiley-Blackwell.


  1. ^ a b Professor Amanda Claridge. Royal Holloway, University of London. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (22 May 2022). "Amanda Claridge, Archaeologist of Ancient Rome, Dies at 72". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b Amanda., Claridge (2010). Rome : an Oxford archaeological guide. Toms, Judith., Cubberley, Tony. (2nd ed., rev. and expanded ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199546831. OCLC 689548463.
  4. ^ "Staff and Fellows « The British School at Rome". Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Fellows Directory - Society of Antiquaries". Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Editorial board". Cambridge Core. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Corresponding Members - Archaeological Institute of America". Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  8. ^ Newsome, DJ (2011). "Review: Amanda Claridge, Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (2nd edition)". Rosetta. 9: 75–82.

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