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."
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.
Awards and honours
Claridge was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1986. She was a member of the Member Accademia Pontiicia Romana di Arch. Claridge was awarded the Commendatore Italian Order of Merit. Claridge was on the Advisory Committee of the Journal of Roman Archaeology. In 2010 she was elected as a Corresponding Member of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Her archaeological guide to ancient Rome has been described as "a staple reference on the ancient city for English speaking students and tourists".
- 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.
- Professor Amanda Claridge. Royal Holloway, University of London. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- Genzlinger, Neil (22 May 2022). "Amanda Claridge, Archaeologist of Ancient Rome, Dies at 72". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
- 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.
- "Staff and Fellows « The British School at Rome". www.bsr.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
- "Fellows Directory - Society of Antiquaries". www.sal.org.uk. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
- "Editorial board". Cambridge Core. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
- "Corresponding Members - Archaeological Institute of America". www.archaeological.org. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
- Newsome, DJ (2011). "Review: Amanda Claridge, Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (2nd edition)". Rosetta. 9: 75–82.
- Amanda Claridge talking on "The Villas of Tiberius".