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, 2009

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

Allen, Mont, “Facture Speaks: Material, Technique, and Meaning in Ancient Art” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

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

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

Baumann, Matthew, “The Reception of Greek Poets: The Secular and Religious Use of Portraiture” (Ohio State, M. Fullerton)

Belis, Alexis, “Fire on the Mountain: Ash Altars and Mountaintop Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Black, Erin, “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, “Eternalizing the Emperor: Architecture, Cult, and Imperial Deification in Rome” (Emory, E. Varner)

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

Christensen, Erin, “Roman Silver Picture Plates of the Imperial Period” (Brown, R. Winkes)

Cipolla, Nicholas, “The Concept and Image of the Roman Infans: Defining the Boundaries between Reality and Myth” (USC, J. Pollini)

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, “Forms of Spectrality in Ancient Rome” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

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

Dawson, Sarah, “Social Memory and Fifth-Century Coinage” (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, Columbia, K. Slane)

Fischer, Julia, “Roman Relief Sculpture and Large Imperial Cameos: An Iconographic Investigation of Public and Private Art in the Augustan and Julio-Claudian Periods” (Ohio State, M. Fullerton)

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

Foulk, Rachel, “Politics of Place: Landscape Painting 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, C. Knappett)

Gensheimer, Maryl, “Decoration and Display in the Imperial Thermae of Rome: Visual Experience and Intended Meaning” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

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

Gondek, Renee, “Performing the Female Body: Dress and Ritual on Greek Vase Painting” (Virginia, T. Smith)

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

Hammond, Mark, “Late Roman Pottery from the Panayia Field Excavations at Corinth” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Rautman, K. Slane)

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)

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

Jones, Nathaniel, “Nobilibus Pinacothecae Sunt Faciundae: The Inception of the Fictive Picture Gallery in Augustan Rome” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

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, Columbia, K. 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, “Water and Aemulatio: 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, J. Bodel)

Miliaresis, Ismini, “Heating and Fuel Consumption in the Forum Baths at Ostia: An Interdisciplinary Approach” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Motta, Rosa, “Greek and Roman Coins of Tel Dor: A Study of Material Culture and Cultural Identity” (Virginia, T. Smith)

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)

Paga, Jessica, “Architectural Agency and the Construction of Athenian Democracy” (Princeton, T. L. Shear, Jr.)

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

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, C. Knappett)

Popkin, Maggie, “The Triumphal Route in Republican and Imperial Rome: Architecture, Experience, and Roman Identities” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

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

Raabe, Ashleigh, “Second Style Painting and Social Ritual: The House of the Cryptoporticus at Pompeii” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sturgeon)

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

Rask, Katie, “Objects of Devotionalism: Iconography and the Study of Classical Greek Ritual” (Ohio State, M. Fullerton)

Rousseau, Vanessa, “Ethnicity and Eschatology in 4th-Century BCE Burial Assemblages in Greek Macedonia and Thrace” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Cahill)

Sare, Tuna, “Dress and Identity in the Arts of Ancient Anatolia” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

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

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

Stager, Jennifer, “The Embodiment of Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

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, S. Alcock, R. Winkes)

van der Graaff, Ivo, “The City Walls of Pompeii: Perceptions and Expressions of a Monumental Boundary” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

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” (USC, J. Pollini)

Weiss, Cecelia Feldman, “Living Fluidly: Uses and Meanings of Water in Western Asia Minor, 2nd Century BCE to 2nd Century CE” (Brown, S. Alcock, O. Harmansah)

Weiss, Katherine Lochbrunner, “The Porta Argentariorum and the Patronage of Guilds” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Wilson, Jaime Y., “Alterations of Form and Function: A Re-interpretive Analysis of the Conversion of Greek Temples in the Early Christian Era” (Boston, H. Westervelt)