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, 2017

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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, "Greek Temple Decoration and Its Viewer," (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Berlin, Nicole, "Old Houses, New Viewers: Domestic Renovation in Roman Sicily" (Johns Hopkins University, M. Feldman)

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, P. L. Tucci)

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

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

Cook, Emily, "Legacies of Matter: Tradition, Innovation, and Remediation in the Materials of Roman Ideal Sculpture," (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Cupello, Katherine, “Reconstructing Marcus Antonius: Rethinking the Representation of a Roman Triumvir in the Hellenistic East” (Emory University, E. Varner)

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

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 Topographical 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, “The Sanctuary of Apollo Ptoos in Boeotia: An Archaeological Reconstruction”, (Duke University, S. Dillon)

Glennon, Madeleine, “The Iconography and Iconology of Mendusain Greek Art and Connections to Music and Ritual” (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)

Hansard, Leah Marie, “Macella: Permanent market buildings in Roman Italy from the 3rd century BCE to the 3rd century CE” (University of Texas at Austin, J. Clarke and P. Davies)

Harvey, Craig, “The Roman Construction Industry in the East, in the First and Second Centuries AD” (University of Michigan, C. Ratté)

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

Hodge, Mark, “Ancient Sarcophagi and Roman Religion in Late Antiquity” (University of Florida, A. Jones)

Jewell, Kaelin, “Architectural Decorum and Aristocratic Power in Late Antiquity: The Gens Anicii” (Temple University, E. Bolman)

Jiang, An, “The Kleophrades Painter and His World” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

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

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

Kidd, Allison, “Pictorial Representation of Architecture in Ancient Rome” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, K. Welch)

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)

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

Lemmer-Webber, Morgan, "Women and Textile Production in the Roman Empire" (University of Wisconsin Madison, N. Cahill)

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

Lieberman, Leigh, “The Persistent Past: Refoundations in Sicily and Magna Graecia in the 5th and 4th Centuries BCE” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian, N. Arrington, N. Luraghi)

Miranda, Amy, “Creating Spatial Experiences of Power in the Antonine Roman Empire” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Feldman)

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

Muslin, Jennifer L. “Time in a Bottle: Amphora Processing and the Dynamics of Wine Handling at Oplontis B (Torre Annunziata, Italy)” (University of Texas at Austin, J. Clarke and P. Davies)

Naglak, Matthew, “Movement and Activity in Roman Fora: An Archaeological Analysis of Piazza Spaces” University of Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Nicholson, Carissa, "Image and Reality: the Domestic World on Classical Greek Vases" (University of Florida, M. Eaverly and M. Hyde)

Olien, Catherine, “Between Classicism and Orientalism: The Reception of Ancient Cypriot Sculpture, 1860-1900” (Northwestern University, A. Gunter)

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)

Rodríguez, Gretel, “The Viewing Dynamics of Roman Honorific Arches” (University of Texas at Austin, P. J. E. Davies and J. Clarke).

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

Sachs, Emma, “Stylistic Allusions in Campanian Wall Painting and the Boscoreale Workshop” (University of Michigan, E. Gazda)

Salminen, Elina, “Macedonian Burials 550–300 BCE: Emerging Kingdom, Emerging Identities” (University of Michigan, L. Nevett)

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)

Shea, Tim, “Trailblazers and Trendsetters: Immigrants and Their Tombstones in Classical Athens”, (Duke University, S. Dillon and C. Antonaccio”

Spinelli, Ambra, “The Tablinum: A Space and Stage for 'Private' and 'Public' Rituals in the Houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum.” (University of Southern California, J. Pollini)

Titus, Sarah, "Genetrix et mater superstitionum: The bulla as apotropaic device in Etruscan art" (University of Washington, H. Nagy)

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, "Cast of Bodies: Lighting the Gaze Upon Etruscan Candelabra Statuettes," (Columbia University, F. de Angelis)

Ward, Andrew, “Materializing the Votive: the Translation of Dedications and Material Transfers in Western Sicily” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, C. Marconi)

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

Zamir Dembin, Einav, “Epinetra at Large: Textile Tools in the Wider Greek World” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Papalexandrou)