Ray Laurence is Professor of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many titles including Pompeii The Living City (with Alex Butterworth) which was awarded the Longman-History Today New Generation Prize 2006.
Simon Esmonde-Cleary is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. His previous books include The Ending of Roman Britain (1989) and Rome in the Pyrenees: Lugdunum and the Convenae from the First Century BC to the Seventh Century AD (2007).
Gareth Sears is a lecturer in Roman History at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research is focused on urbanism, city life and religious change. He is the author of Late Roman African Urbanism and co-author of the forthcoming The City in the Roman West.