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, 2005

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

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

Bare, Ceil, “Achilles and the Roman Aristocrat: The Ambrosian Iliad as a Social Statement in the Late Antique Period” (Florida State, C. Hahn)

Black, Erin L., “Centre and Periphery: Artistic Interactions between the Column of Trajan in Rome, Italy and the Tropaeum Traiani at Adamklissi, Rom” (Emory, E. Varner)

Busby, Kimberly, “The Temple Terracottas of Etruscan Orvieto: The Power of Cult in Pre-Roman Italy” (UIUC, E. Hostetter)

Button, Seth, “Landscape Archaeology and Social Change on the Islands of the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia, c. 5000 BCE–600 CE” (Michigan, J. Cherry)

Cakmak, Lisa, “Romance, Resistance, and Attic Vase Painting: Rethinking Aspects of Rape in Ancient Greece” (Michigan, S. Herbert, M. Cool Root)

Cassibry, Kimberly, “Honor and Expectation: Negotiating Empire on the Triumphal Arches of the Severan Dynasty, 193–217 CE” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Ciejka, Jason, “The Chapels, Altars, and Tombs of Carlo Rainaldi (1611–1691)” (Emory, S. McPhee)

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

Dey, Hendrik, “The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome AD 271–855” (Michigan, T. Thomas, P. Squatriti)

Doherty, John Keith, “Narrative and Spatial Structure of Roman Landscape Paintings” (Boston, F. Kleiner)

Faro, Elissa, “Ritual, Dedications, and Participant Action: Towards a Reinterpretation of Minoan Peak Sanctuaries” (Michigan, J. Cherry)

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

Griffith, Kyle, “The Influence of African Caravan Routes and the Animal Trade from the Ancient World on the Art of the Italian Renaissance” (University of Washington, J. Snow-Smith)

Grupico, Theresa, “Urban Planning and Temple Design at Selinus (Selinunte, Sicily): Temple E” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

Heuser, Jennifer Ledig, “Visual Epic: Roman Images of the Trojan Cycle” (Harvard, G. F. Pinney)

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)

Hunt, Gloria Park, “Foundation Rituals and the Culture of Building in Ancient Greece” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Haggis)

Ibarra, Alvaro, “Legions in Mourning: Re-Constructing Communities in the Roman Provinces” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Johnson, Karen, “Materializing Childhood: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Children in the Roman World” (Michigan, S. Alcock, T. Wilfong)

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

Levine, Rachel, “Dreaming the Divine: Epiphany, Ritual and Architecture; Healing Sanctuaries of Antiquity” (Toronto, M. C. Miller)

Lyon, Catherine, “Embellished Spaces: Value and Display on Neopalatial Crete” (Michigan, J. Cherry, L. Nevett)

Mangieri, Anthony F., “Virgin Sacrifice in Greek and Roman Art” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

Martin, S. Rebecca, “Hellenization and the Levant: Material Evidence of the Process of Acculturation” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Martinez, Victor, “Etrusco-Italic Herclè: A Study in the Formation of Image, Cult, and Regional Identity”

McFadden, Susanna, “Courtly Places, Sacred Spaces: The Social and Political Significance of Monumental Wall Painting in Late Antiquity” (Pennsylvania, A. Kuttner)

Molholt, Rebecca M., “On Stepping Stones: The Historical Experience of Roman Mosaics” (Columbia, R. Brilliant, N. Kampen)

Ng, Diana, “The Manipulation of Memory in the Public Buildings and Decorative Programs in Roman Asia Minor” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Ossi, Adrian, “The Roman Arch in Asia Minor: A Form with Meaning?” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Ozturk, Onur, “Becoming Roma(n): Roman Imperial Cult and the Transformation of Urban Centers in Greek Cities” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Palinkas, Jennifer, “Sacred Gates: Propyla and Propylaia in Greek Sanctuaries” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

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

Pellegrini, Robert E., “Tombs and the Street: Onsite Architectural and Site-Planning Analyses of Roman Late Republican and Augustan Age Funerary Monuments and Street of Tombs Necropoli in Europe and Ancient Asia Minor” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegul)

Piok-Zanon, Cornelie, “The Sanctuary of Demeter at Pergamon: The Third-Century Attalids and the Creation of a Hellenistic Capital” (Pittsburgh, A. Weis)

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

Poe, Alison, “The Frescoes of the Hypogaeum of the Aurelii in Rome” (Rutgers, A. Harvey)

Polyzois, Aristomenes, “The Movement of Aegean Wine, Olive Oil and Unguents in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean” (Toronto, J.W. Shaw)

Powers, Jessie, “Patrons, Houses and Viewers in Pompeii: Reconsidering the House of the Gilded Cupids” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Roland, Sarah, “Corinth and the Birth of Figural Representation in Greek Monumental Architecture” (Columbia, C. Marconi, N. Kampen)

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

Rubin, Ben, “Augustus, the True King of Kings: The Roman Imperial Cult in Asia Minor (25 BC–68 AD)” (Michigan, M. Cool Root)

Seaman, Kristen, “Rhetoric and Innovation in the Art of the Hellenistic Courts” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Segal, Phoebe C., “Soaring Votives: Anathemata in Archaic and Classical Greek Sanctuaries” (Columbia, C. Marconi, R. Brilliant)

Smith, Christine, “Controlling Miasma: The Evidence for Cults of Greek Craftspeople from the Archaic through the Hellenistic Periods” (Washington University, S. Rotroff)

Sowder, Amy, “Greek Bronze Hydriai” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

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

Stinson, Philip, “The Civil Basilica at Aphrodisias and the Architectural Development of the Asiatic Basilica” (IFA/NYU, C. Ratty, K. Welch)

Taub, Emily, “On Site-Specificity: A Genealogy” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Valladares, Herica, “Imago Amoris: The Poetics of Desire in Roman Painting” (Columbia, R. Brilliant, N. Kampen)

Vondippe, Roger, “The Origins and Development of Continuous Narrative in Roman Art, 300 BCE–200 AD” (USC, J. Pollini)

Walcek Averett, Erin, “Terracotta Sculpture in Early Iron Age Greece” (Missouri, Kansas City, S. Langdon)

Wardle, Marianne, “Naked and Unashamed: A Study of the Aphrodite Anadyomene in the Greco-Roman World” (Duke, S. Dillon)

Williams, Christoper, “The Material Culture of Roman Egypt” (Missouri, Kansas City, K. W. Slane)