Marie Roux

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CNRS Research Fellow for the ERC project “Judaism and Rome”.

Marie Roux is responsible primarily for Roman sources from a range of genres, including poetic, epistolary, narrative, legal material, mainly from the first century BCE to the fifth century CE.


Marie Roux is a historian specialising in the study of politics, law and administration in the Later Roman Empire and in the first Romano-Barbarian Kingdoms in Britain, Gaul and Spain. She is also concerned with the consequences of the institutional changes of this period on the Western aristocracies. After completing a degree in history at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers, France), she specialised in the study of Late Antiquity, obtaining a Masters degree at Paris Ouest Nanterre University. She remained at Paris Ouest Nanterre University for her doctoral work under the supervision of Professor Hervé Inglebert. Her PhD thesis was entitled “The evolution of the civilian administration in Gaul and Hispania from 284 to 536 AD: Transformations of Roman institutions, settlements of kingdoms and élites’ changes”. At the end of 2014 she successfully defended her PhD thesis, receiving the panel’s congratulations. She has since begun to work on the publication of her thesis and has produced several articles dealing with the issues of administrative transformations, especially in fiscal and legal fields, during the fifth century.

Between 2009 and 2014 she taught on various undergraduate courses related to Roman History and Historiography at Paris Nanterre University and at Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers, France).

Marie Roux was recruited in September 2015 by the Centre Paul-Albert Février as CNRS Research Fellow for a three-year contract within the ERC project “Judaism and Rome”.


• “‘Champs d’expérience’ et ‘horizons d’attente’ des aristocrates gallo-romains lors de l’apparition des premiers royaumes romano-barbares,” in C. Müller et M. Heintz (éds.), Transitions historiques (Colloques de la MAE, René-Ginouvès, 12), Éditions de Boccard, 2016, p. 185-194.
• “Les impacts de la présence et du départ des bureaux impériaux et préfectoraux à Trèves (337-407),” publication forthcoming in Suppléments de la Revue Archéologique de l’Est, 2015.
• “Les ralliements d’aristocrates à des usurpateurs dans la Gaule du Ve siècle, des choix politiques contraignants pour leurs descendants ?,” Revue des Études Tardo-antiques 3, suppl. 1, 2013-2014, p. 83-100.

• Entries “Lètes” and “Notitia Dignitatum,” in B. Dumézil (éd.), Dictionnaire des barbares, Presses Universitaires de France, 2016, p. 862-863, 986-987.

• Review of J. A. van Waarden, G. Kelly (éds.), New Approaches to Sidonius Apollinaris. With indices on Helga Köhler. C. Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius: Briefe Buch I, Leuven - Paris - Walpole, Peeters, 2013, in L’Antiquité classique, 85, 2016, p. 336-338.