Rolf Strootman is Associate Professor and Head of Ancient History at Utrecht University. He is a leading specialist on the empires of Alexander the Great and his successors. Strootman is the author of Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires, c. 330-30 BCE (2014), The Birdcage of the Muses: Patronage of the Arts and Sciences at the Ptolemaic Imperial Court, 305-222 BCE (2016), as well as a number of edited volumes, including Persianism in Antiquity (2016; co-edited with M. J. Versluys) and Empires of the Sea: Maritime Power Networks in World History (2019; with F. van den Eijnde and R. van Wijk).

Rolf Strootman is at CAS upon the invitation of Dr. Mary Frazer (CAS Researcher in Residence/LMU) during the summer semester 2024.