Lena Wahlgren-Smith is a historian specialising in Latin literature and the use of Latin from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period. She teaches on the Ancient History programme at Southampton University. Her teaching includes Greek Myth, Resisting Rome (on Rome and the barbarians in Late Antiquity) and Latin Language modules. She is particularly interested in story-telling and identity. Her main research interests are letter-writing in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and memorial inscriptions from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern period. She is currently working on a database of funerary inscriptions from the south of England.