Jason is an ancient historian who focuses on the fields of science, technology, technical literature (particularly the Corpus Agrimensorum Romanorum), geography, and Roman imperialism. As the first congenitally blind person to complete a PhD in classics or ancient history in more than twenty years, Jason is also very interested in the issue of accessibility to classics, ancient history, and archaeology for people with disabilities. Jason was granted his PhD in ancient history by the University of Leicester in 2016. He holds a MA with distinction in classics from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and his BA (magna cum laude) in classics and archaeology is from Dickinson College in the USA.
This book, based on a workshop on fortifications and sieges, features a collection of papers that deal with siegecraft among the ancient Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
Jason Morris reviews Seth Bernard’s Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy, published in 2018.