After a year in Greece as a Regular Member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Ph.D. candidate Colin Whiting spent the last month in Rome as a teaching assistant for two classes taught in tandem (History 110/190) by Professor Michele Salzman. Over the four weeks there, they visited a number of sites in Rome chronologically, starting with the victory temples dedicated by generals in the Roman Republic and ending with a tour of the excavations beneath St. Peter’s basilica. They also had a chance to take day trips out to Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli and the town of Ostia, as well as a weekend trip to the bay of Naples to visit Pompeii. Colin was responsible for preparing site plans and handouts for the various visits, delivering a number of site reports and reports on museum items, organizing public transportation options, and the usual grading, grading, grading. He says that it was a lot of fun (of course, he was in Rome!) and a lot of work with a great group of students. He’ll be back in California in August working on his dissertation (and undoubtedly missing the gelato).