Lily van Diepen
Lily Van Diepen is a Ph.D. candidate in U.Va.’s Corcoran Department of History. She is completing her dissertation, “The Crimen Maiestatis and the Construction of Autocratic Rule, from Republic to Principate,” which is focused on the development of the ’crimen maiestatis’ (the Roman crime of treason), the shaping of Roman autocracy, and the process by which imperial autocratic rule gradually emerged from the ruins of the Republic and evolved over the course of the Empire. Lily received her B.A. in classical studies from New York University and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia.
The Crimen Maiestatis and the Construction of Autocratic Rule, from Republic to Principate