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, 2013

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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 Statues in Hellenistic Greece: Spatial Practices and Identity Politics” (Duke, S. Dillon)

Barnes, Tristan, “Cultural Geography and Cultural Identity 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: A Comprehensive Study of Greek Mountaintop Sanctuaries” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Bowman, Michael, “Creating the Elsewhere: Virtual Reality in the Ancient Roman World” (Ohio State, M. Fullerton)

Commito, Angela, “Asia Minor at the End of Antiquity: A View from the Countryside” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

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

Dissinger, Alicia, “Cypro-Archaic Bird Iconography: Types, Uses, and Meanings” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

Fischer, Julia, “For Your Eyes Only: Private Propaganda in Roman Imperial Cameos” (Ohio State, M. Fullerton)

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

Goldman-Petri, Megan, “The Augustan Honorific Altar: Its Emergence, Monumentalization, and Eclipse” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

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 “Pottery and Late Roman Economic Diversity: Evidence of Local and Regional Systems of Distribution in Panayia Field, Corinth (Late Fourth to Seventh Centuries)” (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)

Hobratschk, Johanna, “Two Late Roman Wells in the Athenian Agora” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Slane)

Hsu, Sheng-Chieh, “The Dialogue between Art Nouveau and Minoan Art and Its Role in Early Twentieth-Century Perception of Bronze Age Crete” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Hunnell Chen, Anne, “From the Seed of the Gods: Art, Ideology, and Cultural Exchange with the Persian Court under the Roman Tetrarchs, 284–324 CE” (Columbia, F. de Angelis)

Hwang, HyoSil, “Empowering Images: Negotiating the Identity of Authority through Material Culture in the Hellenistic East, 140–38 BCE” (Maryland, College Park, M. Venit)

Ikeshoji-Orlati, Veronica, “Music, Performance, and Identity in Fourth-Century BCE South Italian Vase Painting” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

Jones, Kira, “Domitian and Minerva at Rome: Iconography and Divine Sanction in the Eternal City” (Emory, E. Varner)

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)

Kimmey, Stephanie, “Understanding Greek Religion in the Northeastern Peloponnese in the Fourth–Third BCE” (Missouri, Columbia, S. Langdon)

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

Kunkel, Brian, “Pathways towards Urbanism and Social Complexity in the Mirabello Region of Crete from Middle Minoan II to the Late Minoan IB Collapse” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Laferrière, Carolyn, “The Complex Sensations of Mousikē in Archaic and Classical Greek Art” (Yale, M. Gaifman)

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, Katherine, “Crafting the Hellenistic World: Technology and Innovation in Hellenistic Glass Production” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

Lee, Kristen, “Drinking in Death: The Intersection between the World of the Dead and the Ritual of the Symposium in Archaic and Classical Greece” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

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, Beth, “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, “The Uncertainty Principle: [Re]presenting Mechanisms of Power and Prestige in Pompeii” (Michigan, E. Gazda, M. Root)

Mokrisova, Jana, “The Role of Mobility during the LBA-EIA Transition in the SE Aegean and SW Anatolia” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

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

Mundy, Joanna, “The Domus in the City of Rome: Living Spaces, Design, and Development” (Emory, E. Varner)

Muslin, Jennifer, “Deus ex machina: Constructing and Receiving Epiphany in the Architecture and Visual Representation of Roman Festivals” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

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

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

Patnaude, Ann, “Locating Identity: Mixed Inscriptions and Multiple Media in Greek Art, ca. 630–336 BCE” (Chicago, R. Neer)

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

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

Pearson, Stephanie, “Egyptianizing as Exotica in Ancient Roman Wall Painting” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Peters, Erin A., “Egypt in Empire: Temple Art and Architecture in Augustan Egypt” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Peterson, Sarah, “A Contextual and Stylistic Analysis of Late Helladic IIIC Pottery from Mycenae” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

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

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

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

Rice, Katherine, “Funerary Architecture and the Construction of Identity in Hellenistic Anatolia” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sturgeon)

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

Rosenberg-Dimitracopoulou, Angele, “The Soft Style: Youth and Nudity in Classical Greece” (Chicago, R. Neer)

Sachs, Emma, “Stylistic Allusions 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)

Stoner, Lillian, “Gender, Gesure, Genius: Hair and Hair-Behavior in Greek Art (750–300 BCE) (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

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

Titus, Sarah, “Genetrix et mater superstitionum: The Bulla as Apotropaic Device in Etruscan Art” (University of Washington, H. Nagy)

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

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)

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