Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Greek/Roman Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Abbe, Mark, “The Polychromy of Ancient Roman Sculpture” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Anderson, Lisa, “The Roman Military Community as Expressed in Its Burial Customs during the 1st–3rd Centuries CE” (Brown, J. Bodel)

Awan, Heather, “Roman Sarcophagi and the Necropoleis at Aphrodisias” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Bahl, Nicole, "Birds in Attic Vase Painting" (Case Western Reserve, J. Neils)

Balthis, Andrea C., “Monumental Built Altars in East Greece and Western Anatolia in the Hellinistic Period” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

Bare, Ceil, “Achilles and the Roman Aristocrat: The Ambrosian Iliad as a Social Statement in the Late Antique Period” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Belis, Alexis, “Fire on the Mountain: The Story of Mountaintop Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Black, Erin L., “Centre and Periphery: Artistic Interactions between the Column of Trajan in Rome, Italy, and the Tropaeum Traiani at Adamklissi, Romania” (Emory, E. Varner)

Blevins, Susan, “Templum Divorum: Architecture, Image, and the Divinity of the Roman Emperor” (Emory, E. Varner)

Casagrande-Kim, Roberta, “The Journey to the Underworld: Topography, Landscape, and Divine Inhabitants of the Roman Hades” (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Cassibry, Kimberly, "The Arch Monument in the Roman Mediterranean: New Perspectives on Empire and Acculturation, “(UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Christensen, Erin, “Roman Silver Picture Plates” (Brown, R. Winkes)

Cline, Lea Kimberly, “The Altars of Rome Reconsidered: Rome’s Sacred Furniture, from Evander to Constantine” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Coleman, Patrick, “Appropriation and Innovation in Archaic Lakonian Art” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

Crowley, Patrick, “The Larval Stage: Forms of Spectrality in Ancient Rome” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Darby, Robert, “Gloria Restitutum: Baths from Diocletian to Constantine” (Missouri, M. Rautman)

Dawson, Sarah, “The Role of Numismatics in Late Antique Roman Social Memory” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Donati, Jamieson, “Towards an Agora: The Spatial and Architectural Development of Greek Civic Space in the Peloponnese” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

Elkins, Nathan, “Architectural Coin Types: Reflections of Roman Society” (Missouri, K. W. Slane)

Flatta, Fmanda, “The Inception of Cybele in Greece: Cult and Image” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Cahill)

Foulk, Rachel, "Roman Landscape Painting: Pictures, Power, and Place in Imperial Rome and Its Environs” (Emory, E. Varner)

Fowlkes, Blair, “The Cults of Syrian-Phoenician Gods in the City of Rome: Archaeology, Topography, and Connections to the Roman East” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Gagné, Laura Ann, “Middle Cypriot White-Painted Ceramics: Rethinking Regional Variation” (Toronto, S. Manning)

Goldberg, Patricia, “Ptolemaic Queens and Roman Empresses as Goddesses with Aspects of Tyche” (UCLA, S. Downey)

Grossmann, Richard, "Posthumous Imperial Portraits: The Afterlives of Roman Emperors' Images" (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Herring, Amanda, “Structure, Sculpture, and Scholarship: Understanding the Temple of Artemis at Magnesia and the Temple of Hekate at Lagina” (UCLA, S. Downey)

Hess, Gerald, “Eastern Paradigms for the Art Patronage of the Emperor Hadrian and the Tondi Adriani” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Heuer, Keely, “The Head as a Decorative Motif in South Italian Vase Painting” (IFA/NYU, J. Mertens)

Heuser, Jennifer Ledig, “Visual Epic: Roman Images of the Trojan Cycle” (Harvard, G. F. Pinney)

Hopkins, John, “The Topographical Transformation of Archaic Rome: A New Interpretation of Architecture and Geography in the Early City” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Hrychuk, Anne, “The Roman Arch Studies: Metropolitan Origins, Urban Settings, and Provincial Reception, West and East (2nd Century BCE–2nd Century CE)” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Ibarra, Alvaro, “Legions in Mourning: Provincial Roman Communities and Their Trophy Monuments” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Jones, Ashley, "'Lord, Protect the Wearer': Late-Antique Numismatic Jewelry and the Image of the Emperor as Talismanic Device" (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Judas, Beth Ann, "Late Bronze Age Aegean Ceramics in the Nile Valley: An Analysis of Idea and Practice as Represented in the Archaeological Record" (Pennsylvania, J. Wegner)

Kessler, Elizabeth J., “I am the True Vine: Acculturation, Appropriation, and Assimilation in Religious Iconography of Late Antiquity” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Kinnee, Lauren, “The Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Emblem of Power” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Knapp, Jennifer, “Shaping Identity: An Analysis of Hellenistic Southern Italian Ceramics and Its Implications for Cultural and Societal Change” (Missouri, K. W. Slane)

Lardi, Joelle Lisa, “Wondrous Water: The Symbolic Imagery, Use, and Display of Water in the Imperial Palaces of Ancient Rome” (UT Austin, J. Clark, P. Davies)

Ljung, Emma, “From Indemnity to Integration: A Comprehensive Study of Aitolia in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Lytle, Elizabeth G., “Water as a Political Tool: Republican and Early Imperial Public Fountains in the City of Rome” (Emory, E. Varner)

Madole, Sarah, “Reception and Diffusion of Funerary Imagery on Sarcophagi in Local Contexts in Asia Minor” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Marino, Katherine, “Speaking through the Womb: Graeco-Egyptian Uterine Amulets” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Martínez, Victor, “Etrusco-Italic Herclè: A Study in the Formation of Image, Cult, and Regional Identity” (UIUC, E. Hostetter)

Murley, James, “The Impact of Edward Perry Warren’s Collecting on the Study of Greek and Roman Art in American Academia” (Louisville, L. Gigante)

Nankov, Emil, “Phrouria Lokrika: Aspects of Military Presence in Hellenistic Opountian Lokris” (Cornell, A. Ramage)

Ogus, Esen, "Columnar Sarcophagi from Aphrodisias: Iconography, Self-Presentation, and Civic Identity in the Roman East" (Harvard, R. Taylor)

Ott, Jeremy, “Mortuary Practices in Late Antique Corinth” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch, T. Thomas)

Ozturk, Onur, “Gods, Emperors, and the City: The Urban Transformation of Roman Asia” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Papit, Judith, “Minoan Town Planning” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Paumen, Vanessa, “Constructing Rulership: The Architectural Expression of Emperor Ideology in Rome under Domitian and Trajan” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Piok Zanon, Cornelie, “The Sanctuary of Demeter at Pergamon: Architecture and Dynasty in the Early Attalid Capital” (Pittsburgh, A. Weis)

Pixley, Kimberley-Anne, “Banausic Labour in Attic Vase Painting” (Toronto, M. C. Miller)

Polyzois, Aristomenes, “The Movement of Aegean Wine, Olive Oil, and Unguents in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean” (Toronto, J. W. Shaw)

Pryor, Stephanie, “Gendering the Representations of Women of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique Courts: A Study of the Visual Evidence” (Missouri, K. W. Slane)

Raff, Katharine, “Social Class and Visual Experience in the Apartments and Houses of Roman Ostia” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Reif, Jo-Ann, “Visual Idea vs. Musical Idea: Rhythm in Attic Vase Painting and Music Theory in Sixth- and Fifth-Century Athens” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Rousseau, Vanessa, “Ethnicity and Eschatology in 4th-Century BCE Burial Assemblages in Greek Macedonia and Thrace” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Cahill)
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Sare, Tuna, “Dress and Identity in the Arts of Ancient Anatolia” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

Seaman, Kristen, "Rhetoric and Innovation in the Art of the Hellenistic Courts" (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Shifferd, Sania, “Greek Reception of Phoenician Bronze and Silver Bowls” (UT Austin, A. Papalexandrou)

Sowder, Amy, “Greek Bronze Hydriai” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

Soyoz, Ufuk, “Ritual Space in Temples of Asklepios: A Case Study of the Asklepieion at Pergamon” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Thompson, Erin, “Comic Myth on Greek Ritual Vases” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Trentinella, Rosemarie, “The Roman Villa in South Italy: Elite Residence, Center for Production” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Udell, Jennifer, “Times of Day and Times of Year in Greek Vase Painting” (IFA/NYU, D. von Bothmer)

Urbanus, Jason, “The Roman Conquest of Northwest Iberia and Its Impact on the Castro Culture” (Brown, R. Winkes)

Wardle, Marianne, “Naked and Unashamed: A Study of the Aphrodite Anadyomene in the Greco-Roman World” (Duke, S. Dillon)

Weddle, Candace, "Making Sense of Emperor Worship: The Sensory Experience of Cult in Roman Asia Minor and the Christian Response" (USC, J. Pollini)

Weiss, Cecelia Feldman, “The Connectivity of Water in the Roman East” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Weiss, Dan, “The Edge of Empire, A Socio-Economic Center: The Roman Fort of Porolissum in the Context of Its Surroundings” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)