Scott Lawin Arcenas is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classics at Stanford University. A native of Casper, WY, Scott earned an A.B. from Princeton, summa cum laude, in 2009. He then taught Latin at Sturgis Charter Public School, in Hyannis, MA. Upon being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, he matriculated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he earned an MPhil, with distinction, in Ancient History.
Scott’s primary research interest is the intersection of political and economic history in the Greco-Roman world. Scott is also interested in comparative and quantitative approaches to pre-modern history, historiography, technical numismatics, and the digital humanities.
Digital Augustan Rome is a web-based platform that provides a visual synopsis, with textual commentary, of contemporary scholarship on the topography of Rome, c. 14 CE. On the project’s homepage, the director David Romano emphasizes that DAR is in only the second of four planned stages (as of April, 2017). Even at this stage, however, DAR already constitutes a significant contribution to scholarship on the topography of Augustan Rome. I would highly recommend a visit to the site.
DAR is a digital successor to the 2002 print volume Mapping Augustan Rome. In its current form, it relies...