About us

M. C. Bishop is a freelance writer, publisher, and archaeologist. The founding editor of the Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies, he is a Visiting Lecturer in Classics at the University of St Andrews and an Affiliate Researcher in the Endangered Archaeology project at the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, as well as a member of the Roman Society and the Roman Finds Group. He has written one or two books and articles on the subject of Roman military equipment. Find him on Twitter as @perlineamvalli.

J. C. N. Coulston is a Lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology in the School of Classics, University of St Andrews (Scotland), and a Research Associate in the Dept of Classics, Trinity College Dublin. His PhD was a study of the creation of Trajan’s Column in Rome, and the depiction of the Roman military world on that monument’s reliefs. He has published widely on Roman sculpture, especially from Rome and from northern Britain, and has particular military interests in iconography, archery, cavalry, Late Antique warfare, and Asiatic steppe nomads. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.