Guy Bradley is Professor of Roman and Early Italian History in the Ancient History department at Cardiff University, where he has also been Head of Department and Programme Director. His research has focused on the history and archaeology of Italy and Rome in the first millennium BC, using approaches that draw on comparative historical and anthropological studies and the integrated use of archaeological, epigraphic and literary sources. His interests in ethnic identity and the formation of ancient communities developed out of his PhD on ancient Umbria, a region of Italy, and have informed his subsequent research into Roman colonisation, the peoples of ancient Italy, and early Roman history. He has worked on various archaeological projects in Italy, including co-directing the Iuvanum Survey Project, based around a Roman city near Chieti in Abruzzo. His most recent book is a history of Early Rome to 290 BC.