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Rodney Cross is a current PhD candidate in the Department of Ancient History with a thesis concerning the characterisation of animal sounds in Latin literature from 55BC to 180AD.

His undergraduate studies majoring in music and ancient history led Rodney to specialise in the musical cultures of ancient Rome, which culminated in the completion of a Master of Research thesis on the socio-cultural perception of ancient Roman brass instruments.

He has published in the Journal of Greek and Roman Musical Studies with an article on the use of sound and music in ancient animal training practices.

Rodney's main research interests include: musical cultures, social history, sound studies, human-animal interactions, and sensory studies in antiquity.

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