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Biography

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Ancient History. My current research focuses on the characterisation of animal sounds in Latin literature from 100BC to 200AD. 

My undergraduate studies in music and ancient history led me to specialise in the musical cultures of ancient Rome, and in 2014 I was awarded a Master of Research with a thesis on the sociocultural perception of Roman brass instruments. My research interests include musical cultures, social history, sound studies, human-animal interactions and sensory studies in antiquity.

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Brass Engineering & Materials Science
Music Arts & Humanities
Ancient Rome Arts & Humanities
Animal Communication Arts & Humanities
Animals Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities
Roman Army Arts & Humanities
Ancient Greece Arts & Humanities

Research Outputs 2014 2017

Vox Naturae: music as human-animal communication in the context of animal training in Ancient Rome

Cross, R. M., 2017, In : Greek and Roman Musical Studies. 5, 2, p. 147-158 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ancient Rome
Animal Communication
Music
Animals
Sound

Musica rustica: the nature of ancient Roman pastoral music

Cross, R., 2016. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Music
Virgil
Musicians
Poetry
Bucolic
Open Access
Animal Communication
Ancient Rome
Ancient Greece
Music
Animals

Bold as brass: 'brass instruments' in the Roman army

Cross, R., 2014, In : Macquarie Matrix : undergraduate research journal. 4, 1, p. 1-18 18 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Roman Army
Brass
Visual Evidence
Communication
Tuba