Robert C. Knapp

Robert C. Knapp

Robert Knapp grew up in rural Michigan, attended Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan, and holds a Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught Roman history and culture as well as Latin for over thirty years at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is now Professor Emeritus.
His main work over the years concentrated on the history, epigraphy, and archaeology of Roman Spain. More recently his work on the Berkeley excavations at Nemea (Greece) led to the publication of the coins from that important site. In all his work he has focused on drawing out wider meanings from the literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and archaeological evidence. His current project is the culmination of these efforts, as it investigates the life experiences of non-elites in the Roman world.
In his retirement he has now also taken up writing true crime and local history, as well as restoring an 1888 log home built by his pioneer great-grandfather in the then-wilds of Northern Michigan. He has two lovely daughters, is a doting grandfather, and lives with his wife in California.