Dorian Borbonus

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Dorian Borbonus

Associate Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Borbonus teaches courses in ancient Greek and Roman history at the University of Dayton, but his training is in Mediterranean archaeology. He likes to combine history and archaeology in the classroom and in his research. One of his interests is in ancient cities and cemeteries and he is currently writing a book on columbaria, enigmatic tombs in Rome that resemble the more familiar catacombs. He has traveled and excavated in Greece and Turkey and lived in Athens and Rome. He speaks German and Italian and reads French, Latin, and ancient Greek.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Research Interests

  • Roman funerary culture
  • Roman social history
  • Roman art and archaeology
  • Topography of Rome