Specialty & Research


The Oplontis Project - the systematic, multidisciplinary study of Villa A (“of Poppaea”) and Villa B (“of Lucius Crassius Tertius”) at Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy).

Field Archaeologists and Contributing Scholar for eight seasons. 

Returning in 2017.


A study of the Roman Wall Decoration at Villa A and Villa B, Oplontis, Torre Annunziata, particularly relating to the Decorative Borders and Motifs.

The study continues at Pompeii, Herculaneum, Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco.


A Catalogue of the Roman Decorative Borders: Villa A, Oplontis, Torre Annunziata

The Roman Decorative Border: Ancient Function and Modern Diagnostics

 By Zoe Schofield