Martha Roth
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Martha T. Roth is an Assyriologist whose research and publications focus on the legal and social history of the ancient Near East, with primary interests on family law, women’s legal and social issues, and on the compilation and transmission of legal norms. She was the Editor-in-Charge of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, bringing the 26th and final volume in the series to publication in 2011. Roth is the Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute