Alison E. Cooley


Alison E. Cooley is a British classicist specialising in Latin epigraphy. She is a professor at the University of Warwick and former head of its Department of Classics and Ancient History. In 2004, she was awarded The Butterworth Memorial Teaching Award.[1]

Alison E. Cooley
Academic background
Alma materOxford University
Academic work
InstitutionsWarwick University


Cooley has published widely on epigraphy as well as organising conferences on the topic. Bohdan Chernyukh, writing in Censurae Librorum, praised the "meticulous analysis and description of the inscriptions" in Cooley's Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (2012).[2] The Bryn Mawr Classical Review said of the second edition (2014) of her sourcebook on Pompeii and Herculaneum that it was "an essential resource for anyone researching or teaching about Pompeii".[3]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Pompeii: A Sourcebook, Routledge, London, 2004. (with M.G.L. Cooley) (Second edition 2014 as Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook)
  • Res Gestae divi Augusti, edition with introduction, translation, and commentary. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009.
  • "History and Inscriptions, Rome" in The Oxford History of Historical Writing, Vol. 1, eds. A. Feldherr & G. Hardy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 244–64.
  • The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012. ISBN 9780521549547


  1. ^ Dr Alison Cooley. Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, 11 April 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. Archived here.
  2. ^ Bohdan Chernyukh, review of Alison E. Cooley, The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy, in Censurae Librorum, pp. 128-129.
  3. ^ Alison E. Cooley, M.G.L. Cooley, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook. Review by Jacqueline Frost DiBiasie, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.08.03.