Dr Troy Sagrillo

About Me

Dr. Troy Leiland Sagrillo is a Senior Lecturer in Egyptology in the Department of History and Classics.

He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, and regularly uses his design skills as an epigrapher and archæological illustrator on archæological missions in Egypt. He completed a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Syro-Palestinian Archæology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson. His Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Egyptology was begun in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto, and was completed in the Faculteit Letteren [Egyptologie] of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Prior to his appointment at Swansea University, Dr. Sagrillo was a Visiting Lecturer in Egyptology in Departments of History and Archæology of Peking University [Běijīng dàxué], Běijīng, China; and a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

Dr. Sagrillo is a member of the International Association of Egyptologists, München, Germany; the Egyptian Exploration Society, London, UK; the American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt; and the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, Toronto, Canada.

Publications

  1. Shoshenq I and biblical Šîšaq: A philological defense of their traditional equation. In Peter J. James; Peter Gert van der Veen (Ed.), Solomon and Shishak: Current perspectives from archaeology, epigraphy, history and chronology. (pp. 61-81). Oxford: Archaeopress.
  2. Šîšaq’s army: 2 Chronicles 12:2–3 from an Egyptological perspective. In Gershon Galil, Ayelet Gilboa, Aren M. Maeir, Danʾel Kahn (Ed.), The ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries BCE: Culture and history. (pp. 425-450). Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.
  3. The heart scarab of King Shoshenq III (Brooklyn Museum 61.10). Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 97, 240-246.
  4. The geographic origins of the ‘Bubastite’ Dynasty and possible locations for the royal residence and burial place of Shoshenq I. In Gerardus Petrus Franciscus Broekman, Robert Johannes Demarée, Olaf Ernst Kaper (Ed.), The Libyan period in Egypt: Historical and cultural studies into the 21st–24th Dynasties. (pp. 341-359). Leiden and Leuven: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten and Uitgeverij Peeters.
  5. & Dayr al-Barshā. Volume 1: The rock tombs of Djehutinakht (No. 17K74/1), Khnumnakht (No. 17K74/2), and Iha (No. 17K74/3); with an essay on the history and nature of nomarchal rule in the early Middle Kingdom. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters.

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Teaching

  • CL-M30 Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture

    This module will introduce students to selected key theories, methodologies and approaches currently used to further the study of ancient Egyptian culture. Case- studies will be presented based on the expertise of the staff and may vary.

  • CL-M36 Egyptology Dissertation

    Dissertation module for the MA in Ancient Egyptian Culture.

  • CL-M42 Introduction to Late Egyptian (MA)

    This module will introduce the student to the Late Egyptian language of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period. The differences between Late Egyptian and Middle Egyptian orthography, morphology and grammar will be discussed and students will read a variety of Late Egyptian texts to practice their translation skills.

  • CL-M75 Taharqo, King of Kush, and the Assyrian Empire

    Working from translated texts (Egyptian, Hebrew [biblical], Akkadian, Greek), and archaeological evidence, students will lead a series of directed seminars on the impact of the reign of the Nubian pharaoh, Taharqo, and the Neo-Assyrian invasions of the Levant and Egypt, as well as examining the political and religious ideologies manifested during Dynasty 25 in Egypt and Nubia.

  • CL-M92 Intermediate Middle Egyptian 1 (MA)

    This module continues the study the grammar of the Middle Egyptian language in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CL-M93 Intermediate Middle Egyptian 2 (MA)

    This module introduces students to a selection of major literary texts written in Middle Egyptian.

  • CLD300 Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation

    Dissertation module for students doing single honours or joint honours degrees in Classics, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or Egyptology. The aim is for students to do detailed research, to work on a project for several months and to produce a scholarly study of c. 8000-10000 words. The dissertation topic can be chosen freely, in consultation with a member of academic staff and subject to compatibility with a student's degree scheme and availablilty of supervisors and library material.This is a chance for students to pursue an area in which they are especially interested, and to deal with it in depth. Students may choose to do museum-based research. There are two preparatory pieces of assessment: an abstract, outline and bibliography, and an analysis of crucial source material and/or secondary literature. Work on the dissertation itself takes up most of the two semesters. Students are expected to do research independently, but there is a series of lectures in the first semester to provide advice on research and scholarly writing, Every student will be assigned a supervisor who will be organising group sessions with his/her supervisees and who will also be available for one-to-one supervision sessions.

  • CLE112 Beginning Midddle Egyptian 1 (Year 1)

    This module introduces the grammar of the Middle Egyptian language in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CLE113 Beginning Middle Egyptian Language 2 (Year 1)

    This module continues the formal study of Classical Egyptian grammar in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CLE121 Introduction to Ancient Egyptian History and Civilisation 2

    This module provides an overview of Egyptian history and civilisation from the beginning of Dynasty 19 until the Graeco-Roman Period (circa 1290 BCE-395 CE). It provides an essential foundation of knowledge for students pursuing an Egyptology degree scheme as well as an introduction to an ancient civilisation for nonspecialists.

  • CLE221 Intermediate Middle Egyptian 1 (Year 2)

    This module continues the study the grammar of the Middle Egyptian language in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CLE222 Intermediate Middle Egyptian 2 (Year 2)

    This module concludes the formal study of Middle Egyptian grammar and introduces students to a selection of major literary texts from the Middle Kingdom.

  • CLE225 Beginning Middle Egyptian 1 (Year 2)

    This module introduces the grammar of the Middle Egyptian language in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CLE226 Beginning Middle Egyptian 2 (Year 2)

    This module continues the formal study of Classical Egyptian grammar in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CLE232 The Age of Ramesses III

    The long reign of Ramesses III (c. 1187-1157 BCE) was a period of turmoil due to possible environmental change, the invasions of foreign peoples (Libyans and Aegean/Anatolian “Sea Peoples”) and murderous conspiracies plotted by his own family. Outside of Egypt, the great Late Bronze Age kingdoms of the Hittites, Minoans and Mycenaeans, and the Assyrians were collapsing, perhaps giving a kernel of historic truth to Homer’s later description of the Trojan War. This module examines the political and social history of Ramesses’ reign and the period following, utilizing both textual and archaeological evidence from in and outside of Egypt, to illuminate a truly fascinating period of Egyptian history.

  • CLE320 Introduction to Late Egyptian (BA)

    This module will introduce the student to the Late Egyptian language of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period. The differences between Late Egyptian and Middle Egyptian orthography, morphology and grammar will be discussed and the students will read a variety of Late Egyptian texts to practice their translation skills.

  • CLE325 Intermediate Middle Egyptian 1 (Year 3)

    This module continues the study the grammar of the Middle Egyptian language in the hieroglyphic script.

  • CLE333 Egyptian Language: Reading Advanced Texts

    This module builds upon the student's ability in the Egyptian language and is dedicated to the in-depth study, translation, criticism, interpretation of one or more Egyptian texts in the original. Depending on the needs and interests of the students, the texts selected will be drawn from Old, Middle or Late Egyptian; Demonic; or Coptic.

  • CLE336 Ramesses III: Empire, Invasion, and Conspiracy

    The long reign of Ramesses III was a period of turmoil due to possible environmental change, the invasions of foreign peoples (Libyans and Aegean/Anatolian “Sea Peoples”) and murderous conspiracies plotted by his own family. Outside of Egypt, the great Late Bronze Age kingdoms of the Hittites, Minoans and Mycenaeans, and the Assyrians were collapsing, perhaps giving a kernel of historic truth to Homer’s later description of the Trojan War. This module examines the political and social history of Ramesses’ reign, utilizing both textual and archaeological evidence from in and outside of Egypt, to illuminate a truly fascinating period of Egyptian history.

  • CLE338 Taharqo and the Napatan Period of Egypt and Nubia

    Working from translated texts (Egyptian, Hebrew [biblical], Akkadian, Greek), and archaeological evidence, students will lead a series of directed seminars on the impact of the reign of the Nubian pharaoh, Taharqo, and the Neo-Assyrian invasions of the Levant and Egypt, as well as examining the political and religious ideologies manifested during Dynasty 25 in Egypt and Nubia.

Supervision

  • An examination of the economic classification of donations to temples between the Twenty-first Dynasty and the Ptolemaic Period (1077-30 BC) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Martina Minas-Nerpel
  • An interpretive analysis of the role of the demons in the Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska
  • 'Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age.' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Martina Minas-Nerpel
  • 'Typology and Artisanship in twenty-Fifth Dynasty Theban Shabtis: The Chief Lector priest Pedamenope' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Martina Minas-Nerpel
  • 'Maintaining the Status Quo: An Examination of Social Relations at Medinet Habu during the Reign of Ramesses XI as Expressed in the Late Ramesside Letters.' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Martina Minas-Nerpel