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

Ancient Greek/Roman Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Arney, Jane, “Gleaming Cauldrons and Golden Offerings: Tripods and Memory in Greek and Roman Culture” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

Arseven, Müge, “Reality and Representation: Depictions of Sacred Space in Greek Antiquity” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Barnard, Bailey, “Embodying the Basileus: the Hellenistic Ruler's Body in Representation and Reality” (Columbia University, I Mylonopoulos)

Bevis, Elizabeth, “Aula Sepulta Resurgit: Dissonant Material Discourses and the Local Experience of Late Antiquity in the Roman Villas of Southern Gaul” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Feldman)

Bulger, Monica, “Facing Forward: Apotropaia in the Archaic and Early Classical Periods” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Cabaniss, Andrew, “Household Choice ad Urban Dynamics in the 1st millennia BCE Ancient Greek World” (University of Michigan, L. Nevett)

Caissie, Todd, “Negotiations of Gallic and Roman Heritage through Roman Commemorative Monuments in Southern France” (Rutgers University, J. Kenfield III)

Champlin, Sara, “Privatization and Sub-Division of Public Baths in Western Asia Minor, 400-700 A.D.” (University of Wisconsin, Madison, N. Cahill)

Chen, Amanda, “Transition and Superstition: The Art and Experience of Roman Doorways” (University of Maryland, M. Gensheimer)

Cheng, Julianne, “Making the Ordered Cosmos: The Gigantomachy in Archaic and Classical Athenian Vase Painting” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

Christiaens, Karen E., “Passageways to Public Space: Monumentalizing the Greek Polis in the Hellenistic and Imperial Periods” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Clerkin, Caitlin, “Hellenistic and Early Parthian Seleucia-on-the-Tigris Revisited” (University of Michigan, S. Herbert)

Cohen, Sheira, “Invasion or Interaction - The History and Archaeology of Latium and the Central Apennines 800-350 B.C.” (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Creola, Alexandra, “Roman Nymphs and the Underworld: Place, Landscape, and Religion in Roman Italy” (University of Michigan, E. Gazda and N. Terrenato)

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

Del Bonis-O’Donnell, Asia, “Trees and the Visualization of kosmos in Archaic and Classical Athenian Art” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

DiFabio, Christina, “Synoikism and Urbanization in Hellenistic Anatolia: A Regional Approach” (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

Dunkelbarger, Janet S., “The Garden Dining Spaces of Pompeii: An Archaeological Assessment” (University of Virginia, J.J. Dobbins)

Eckhardt, Ashley, “The Crafting of Cult Statues in the High Hellenistic Period” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

Ekserdjian, Alexander, “(Im)mortal Bodies: The Sculptural Representation of Mortals and Gods in the Sanctuaries of Central Italy” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Evitts, Diane, “Private Female Portraits: Patronage and Identity on the Greek Islands in the Roman Imperial Period” (Temple University, J. Evans)

Forstall, Charlotte, “The Roman Imperial Arch Monument in Topographic Context” (Indiana University, J. Van Voorhis)

Fowler, Michael Anthony, “ Human Sacrifice in Greek Antiquity: Between Myth, Image, and Reality” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Gkiokas, Nikos, “An Archaeology of Ritual Behavior: The case of the Archaic Kouros” (Duke University, S. Dillon)

Glennon, Madeleine, “Medusa in Context: Mythological and Sensorial Connections of the Gorgon” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, C. Marconi)

Goldman-Petri, Megan, “The Augustan Honorific Altar: Its Emergence, Monumentalization, and Eclipse” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)
Green, Brandon, “Confronting the Past in the Critical Third Century” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Harvey, Craig, “Indigenous Traditions and Imperial Practices: The Local Influences on the Construction of Roman-style Baths in the Middle East” (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

Healey, Daniel, “Retrospective Styles in Roman Visual Culture” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Houseman, Justin Cody, “Roman Imperial Cinerary Urns: Production, and Display” (Emory University, E. Varner)

Iselin, Katherine “Historia Spintriae: The Pleasures of Collecting Ancient Erotica” (University of Missouri, M. Yonan)

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

Kim, Patricia Eunji, “Engendering Power: Dynastic Women and Visual Culture in the Hellenistic World (4th-1st c BCE)” (University of Pennsylvania, C.B. Rose and A. Kuttner)

Lazarus, Amanda, “Female Youth on Classical Attic Tombstones: An Iconographic and Sociohistorical Study of Female Infants, Children and Adolescents in the Cemeteries of Athens” Duke University, S. Dillon)

Lemmer-Webber, Morgan, “Women and Wool Working in the Roman Empire” (University of Wisconsin Madison, N. Cahill)

Lesswing, Laura,” The Histories of Greek Cult Statues Beyond Ritual” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Levitan, Rebecca, “The Pasquino Group: Examining the Μῆτις, Mutability, and Metamorphosis of a Hellenistic Sculpture” (University of California, Berkeley; A. Stewart)

Miller, Marlee, “Team of One: Training and Life in the Roman Gladiatorial Ludus” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, K. Welch)

Miranda, Amy, “Relational Spaces of the Roman Empire: Experiences of Art and Architecture in the Antonine Principate” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Feldman)

Naglak, Matthew, “The Rhythm of the Forum: Reconsidering Piazza Spaces in Roman Italy” (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Nelson, Meredith, “Adorning Venus: Roman Gold Body Chains, the Corpus, and Their Context” (Bard Graduate Center, E. Simpson)

Ness, Shannon, “Heritage and Community Archaeology in 21st Century Turkey” (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

Olya, Najee, “Constructing the African in Ancient Greek Vase-Painting: Images, Meanings, and Contexts” (University of Virginia, T.J. Smith)

Ortiz, Zoe, “The Sculptures, Temples, and Urban Landscape of Imperial Gabii: A City in Transition” (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Patt, Rachel, “Meaning, Materiality, and Pothos in Late Antique Gold Glass Portraits” (Emory University, E. Varner)

Peebles, Matthew, “Act as Attribute: The Attacking Body in Ancient Greek Art” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Porstner, Laurie, “Roman Holiday: Compitalia in Roman Art and Culture” (Rutgers University, J. Kenfield III)

Raubolt, Elizabeth DeRidder, “The Early Roman Pottery and Lamps from Sardis” (University of Missouri, K.W. Slane and M. Rautman)

Rittershaus, Alison, “Birds in the House: Representations of Nature and Artifice at Oplontis Villa A (and Beyond)” (University of Michigan, E. Gazda)

Russo, Heather, “Concordia and Succession at Rome” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Samuels, J. Troy, “Recovering rural non-elites: Commoner landscapes and non-elite agency in the Roman middle Republic” (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Schneller, David, “Strangers in the Shrine: Itinerant Objects in Greek Sanctuaries of the Geometric and Archaic Periods” (Columbia University, I. Mylonoloupos)

Sellati, Lillian, “When is Hercules Not Himself? An Analysis of Hercules Images on the Terrestrial Silk Route, 1st-3rd Century CE” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Smagh, Hannah, “The Embeddedness of Religion in the Classical Greek House and its Consequences for Social Practice” (Princeton, N. Arrington)

Snodgrass Plyler, Jennifer, “Images of Power and Anxiety: The Lactating Breast in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art” (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Tucker, Gregory, “The Maritime Façades of the Cities of Coastal Asia Minor in the Early Roman Period” (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

van Oppen, Brian, “Radiant Bodies: Animating Etruscan Bronze Candelabra” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Woldman, Joseph, “Look at Me: Faces and Gazes in Sixth - Fifth Century Etruria” (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Zapelloni Pavia, Arianna, “Cultural Change in the Religious Landscape of Umbria between the 6th and the 1st centuries BC” (University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)