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, 2012

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

Allen, Mont, “The Death of Myth on Roman Sarcophagi” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Babnik, Erin, “Eye on the Prize: Athletic Commemoration in Hellenistic Art” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Baltes, Elizabeth, “The Dedication and Display of Portrait Statues in Hellenistic Greece: Spatial Practices and Identity Politics” (Duke, S. Dillon)

Banducci, Laura, “Foodways and Cultural Identity in Roman Republican Italy” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Barnes, Tristan, “Cultural Identity and Cultural Geography of the Southeast Aegean from the End of the Bronze Age through the Eighth Century (1300–700 BCE)” (Missouri, Columbia, S. Langdon)

Bartlett, Elizabeth, “Greek Hero Cult on Late Archaic Athenian Vase Painting” (Virginia, T.J. Smith)

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

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

Bonga, Lily, “Late Neolithic Pottery in Greece” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

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

Commito, Angela, “Environmental Change and the End of Antiquity in Asia Minor” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

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

deRidder, Elizabeth, “Sardis: The Early Roman Pottery and Lamps” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Slane, M. Rautman)

Farr, Jason, “Lapis Gabinus: The Quarries at Gabii and the Roman Tufo Industry” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Findley, Andrew, “The Monumental Province: First and Second-Century Temples in Roman Asia Minor” (Washington University, S. Rotroff)

Franck, Sara, “Bucolic Architecture: Hellenistic Pastoral Temples in the Peloponnese” (Minnesota, F. Cooper)

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

Goldman-Petri, Megan, “Coniungere cum deorum immortalium religione: The Role of Free-standing Altars in the Early Empire” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Gondek, Renee, “Gender, Dress, and Nuptial Imagery in Greek Vase Painting” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

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

Hagan, Stephanie, “Consular Accession to Cosmic Triumph: Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus” (Pennsylvania, A. Kuttner, C. B. Rose)

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

Henneberry, Samantha, “Crafting Image and Identity: Warrior-Hoplite Representation and Remembrance in Archaic Lakonia” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

High-Steskal, Nicole, “Domesticating Spectacle in the Roman Empire: Representations of Public Entertainment in Private Houses of the Roman Provinces” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Hinojosa, Leticia, “Border Identities: Archaic Greek Art and Cultural Interchange in Western Asia Minor” (UT Austin, A. Papalexandrou)

Hunnell Chen, Anne, “Elusive Empresses and Divine Dads: The Politics of Family in Tetrarchic Art and Architecture” (Columbia, F. de Angelis)

Huntsman, Theresa, “Eternal Personae: Chiusine Cinerary Urns and the Construction of Etruscan Identity” (Washington University, S. Rotroff)

Jones, Kira, “Filius Minervae: A Study of Domitian’s Relationship with Minerva” (Emory, E. Varner)

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)

Kim, SeungJung, “Concepts of Time and Temporality in the Visual Tradition of Late Archaic and Classical Greece” (Columbia, I. Mylonopoulos)

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

Knodell, Alex, “Small World Networks and Mediterranean Dynamics in the Euboean Gulf: An Archaeology of Complexity in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Greece” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Konova, Joana, “Reception of Roman Sculpture in Sixteenth-Century Rome” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Lardi, Joelle, “The Development of Water and Water-Related Architecture as a Form of Imperial Benefaction and Legitimization under the Julio-Claudian Dynasty” (UT Austin, J. Clark, P. Davies)

Larson, Katharine, “Crafting the Hellenistic World: Technology and Innovation in Hellenistic Glass Production” (Michigan, S. Herbert)

Layton-Kim, Stephanie, “Objects, Images, and Spaces: The Archaeology of Performance in Etruria” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

Leppard, Thomas, “The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Lieberman, Leigh, “The Persistent Past: Refoundations in Sicily and Magna Graecia in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BCE” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian, N. Arrington, N. Luraghi)

Lytle, Elizabeth, “Water, Aemulatio, and Legitimization: Republican and Augustan Fountains in the City of Rome” (Emory, E. Varner)

Maxwell-Jones, Charlotte, “Ceramics of Bactra, 500 BCE–500 CE: Typology, Chronology, and Exchange” (Michigan, S. Herbert)

Mazurek, Lindsey, “Globalizing the Sculptural landscape of the Isis and Sarapis Cults in Roman Greece” (Duke, S. Dillon)

McAlpine, Lynley, “Marble, Memory, and Meaning in the Four Pompeian Styles of Wall Painting” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

McCollum, Jacquelyn, “Painted Faces: Bust Medallions on the Bay of Naples” (Emory, E. Varner)

McFerrin, Neville, “Obscured Meanings: Privilege and Viewing in the Pompeian House” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

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

Mogetta, Marcello, “The Origins of Concrete in Rome and Pompeii” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Molacek, Elizabeth, “Seeing, Gazing, Observing: The Representations of Sight in Roman Domestic Wall Paintings, 100 BC–AD 100” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Moser, Claudia, “Material Witnesses: The Altars of Republican Rome and Latium and the Memory of Sacrifice” (Brown, S. Alcock, J. Bodel)

Murphy, Elizabeth, “Roman Workplaces, Work Practices, and Working Lives: A Multiscalar Socio-Economic Study of Ceramic Production in the Eastern Mediterranean” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Muslin, Jennifer, “The Visual Language of Religious Experiences in Roman Art and Architecture” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Nowlin, Jessica, “Reorienting Orientalization: Local Consumption and Value Construction in Central Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea” (Brown, S. Alcock)

O’Connell, Shana, “Omnia Mutantur: A Study of Still Life in Roman Wall Painting” (Johns Hopkins, H. Valladares, P. L. Tucci)

Olson, Emily V., “Contextualizing Roman Honorific Monuments: Statue Groups of the Imperial Family from Olympia, Ephesus, and Leptis Magna” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sturgeon)

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)

Patnaude, Ann, “Locating Identity: Mixed Inscriptions and Multiple Media in Greek Art, ca. 675–336 BCE” (Chicago, R. Neer)

Paulsen, Mieke, “From Masks to Heads: Faces in the Borders of Roman Art” (Rutgers University, J. Kenfield)

Pearce, Ariel, “Riverine Landscapes in Minoan Crete” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Pearson, Stephanie, “Alexandria ad Romam: Alexandrian Contributions to Roman Wall Painting” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

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

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

Rogers, Dylan, “Water Display and Meaning in the High Roman Empire” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Rosenberg, Angele, “Praxiteleanism in Fourth Century BCE Greece” (Chicago, R. Neer)

Sachs, Emma, “Stylistic Illusions in Campanian Wall Painting” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

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

Stewart, Devon, “The Dynamics of Remembrance in Roman Funerary Commemoration” (Emory, E. Varner)

Sulosky Weaver, Carrie, “Depositing the Dead: Material Culture and Funerary Practices in Kamarina, Sicily, ca. Fifth to Third Century BC” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

Teverson, Richard, “Augustan Kings: The Art and Architecture of Herod the Great of Judaea and Juba II of Mauretania” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Trentin, Summer, “Pompeian Peristyles: Form, Function, and Meaning” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

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

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

Walthall, D. Alexander, “A Measured Harvest: Grain, Tithes, and Territories in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (276–31 BCE)” (Princeton, W. Childs)

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

Yandek, Amy, “Pagan Roman Religious Acculturation? An Inquiry into the Domestic Cult at Dura-Europos, Ephesos, and Karanis: The First to Fifth Centuries CE” (Temple, J. Evans)

Young, Antonia, “‘Green Architecture’: The Interplay of Art and Nature in Roman Houses and Villas” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)