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Koster, Isabel Assistant Professor

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  • Isabel Köster studies the history and literature of the Roman Republic and early Empire with a special interest in the intersection between religion and law. Her publications include articles on the various accounts of the death of Rome’s most notorious temple robbers (Classical Journal) and on mythology and invective in Cicero’s Against Piso (Illinois Classical Studies). Her current book project examines temple robbery in the Roman world from the third century BCE to the second century CE. Future projects include a study of Roman ideas about divine punishment.

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  • Roman history, Greek and Roman religion, Latin prose literature, Latin historiography and rhetoric, Roman imperialism, Roman legal culture, Roman crime and punishment

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