William Aylward is Professor of Classics in the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where he teaches courses on the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome, classical architecture, and classical myth. His research interests include ancient Greek and Roman architecture and technology, Troy and the Trojan War, the archaeological site of Zeugma on the Euphrates, cities and sanctuaries of Greece and Asia Minor, and the monumental architecture of ancient Sicily. He participated in the summer expedition to Troy with the University of Tübingen and the University of Cincinnati between 1996 and 2012. He has edited three volumes on the rescue excavations at Zeugma in 2000 for The Packard Humanities Institute (zeugma.packhum.org). Between 2016-2018 he was co-PI of the Partner University Fund project, “Thasos and Samothrace: Northern Aegean architectural networks in the formation of Hellenistic and Roman design,” organized by Emory University and the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne. In 2018 and 2019 he joined collaborators from the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne on their archaeological expedition to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, Sicily.