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Professor of Classical Art
Department of Art
Adjunct Professor of Classics
Hanes Art Center, CB # 3405
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
(919) 962-0738/ 2015 (o)
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148 Dixie Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


B.A. 1965 University of Minnesota, summa cum laude, Classics

M.A. 1968 Bryn Mawr College. Thesis: “The Head of a `Sleeping Fury’ in the Ludovisi Collection in Rome,” directed by B.S. Ridgway.

1968-70 American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Regular Member

Ph.D. 1971 Bryn Mawr College, in Classical Archaeology and Greek. Dissertation: “The Theater Frieze in Ancient Corinth,” directed by B.S. Ridgway.

Professional Appointments:

1970 Lake Forest College in Athens, Instructor

1971-72 Corinth Excavations, Secretary-Curator

1972-77 Oberlin College, Assistant Professor of Ancient Art, 1972-77, Associate Chairman 1975-77, Tenured 1977, appointed Chairman, 1977

1979-80 Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Professor-in-Charge

1977- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Associate Professor, 1977-85, Tenured, 1981, Assistant Chairman, Director of Graduate Studies for Art History, 1981-82, 1983-86, Full Professor, 1985- , Chair 1993-98; 1998-2003.

1998- Research Associate, UNC Research Labs in Archaeology

2004-05 Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Professor-in-Charge

Honors and Awards:

1965 Phi Beta Kappa. Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

1968-70 Theodore N. Ely, Ella Riegel Traveling Fellowships, Bryn Mawr College.

1970-71 Fellow, Department of Classical Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College.

1974 H.H. Powers Travel Grant, Oberlin College.

1975, 76 Research and Development Grants, Oberlin College.

1978- Research Council Grants, University of North Carolina, 1978-2004

1978, 1986 American Philosophical Society, Grants.

1982-83 NEH Fellow at the National Humanities Center, North Carolina.

1986 Invited Scholar, The J. Paul Getty Museum, summer.

1987 Book Subsidy, the J. Paul Getty Trust, for Isthmia IV ($10,000).

1987-88 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.

1986-87, 1992-93 Senior Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens.

1992-93 Pogue Grant, Univ. of N. Carolina, Competitive Research Leave.

1998-99 Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professor, American School of Classical Studies

1998-99 Fulbright Research/ Teaching Fellow, Greece.

2003-04 Kenan Grant, Univ. of N. Carolina, Competitive Research Leave

Professional Organizations:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Alumni Association, 1967-

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Managing Committee, 1974-

Secretary, 1985-90; Personnel Committee, 1993-98

Archaeological Institute of America, 1965-

Archaeological Institute of America, North Carolina Chapter, President, 2000-02

ASMOSIA. Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used In Antiquity

College Art Association

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Managing Committee, 1973-78.

International Association of Classical Archaeology

Southeast College Art Conference

Excavation Experience:

1968. Murlo, Italy. Etruscan site.

1969. Corinth, Greece. Training Session. Classical Period.

1969. Nichoria, Greece. Bronze Age Site.

Publications: Books:

Corinth IX, ii: Sculpture. The Reliefs from the Theater. American School of Classical Studies, Princeton 1977. 148 pp., 91 pls.

Isthmia IV. Sculpture I: 1952-1967. The American School of Classical Studies. Princeton 1987. 200 pp. + xxiii, 85 plates, 3 plans

STEPHANOS. Studies in Honor of Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, ed., with Kim Hartswick, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications no. 100, 1998

Corinth IX, iii: The Sculptural Assemblage from the Theater. The American School of Classical Studies. Princeton 2004. This book treats sculptures found in older excavations, many quite fragmentary, and restores them on the three-storied colonnaded façade of the Hadrianic Theater at Corinth. The theater survives only as a “foot print,” and computer-assisted reconstruction drawings recreate the scene building and cavea to provide the physical context for a large, painted sculptural assemblage. Statues of the emperor and his family, of deities important in Corinth, and of Greek-style battle reliefs convey the political and cultural self-identification and aspirations of the city. Inscriptions suggest the Corinth Theater was built ca. A.D. 120″130, and was funded by local office-holders who proudly advertised benefactions and offices in large-lettered inscriptions, also signed by an Athenian sculptor or workshop.

Selected Articles and Papers:

“Theater Friezes,” 73rd Archaeological Institute of America Meeting (AIA), Abstract AmericanJournal of Archaeology (AJA)76 (1972) 221-22

“Greek Funerary Busts,” Archaeology 28 (1975) 230-37

“A New Group of Sculptures from Ancient Corinth,” Hesperia 44 (1975) 280-301, pls. 70-74

“Dionysiac Reliefs in Athens,” 76th AIA Meeting, Abstract AJA 79 (1975) 149

“A Hellenistic Lion-Bull Group in Oberlin,” Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin 33 (1975-76) 28-43

“A Bronze Statuette of Herakles,” Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin 34 (1976-77) 23-37

“The Reliefs on the Theater of Dionysos in Athens,” AJA 81 (1977) 31-53

“A Classicizing Corinthian,” 78th AIA Meeting, Abstract AJA 81 (1977) 239

“A New Monument to Herakles at Delphi,” AJA 82 (1978) 226-235

“A Classicizing Statue in Ancient Corinth,” AJA 86 (1982) 219-226

“Rings on their Fingers…The Isthmia Korai,” 85th AIA Meeting, Abstract AJA 88 (1984) 262

“Roman Sculptures from Corinth and Isthmia: a Case for a Local Workshop,” The Greek Renaissance in the Roman Empire. Papers from the 10th British Museum ClassicalColloquium, Bulletin Supplement 55, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London (London 1989) 114-121, pls. 43-44

“An Early Roman Portrait at Corinth,” Acten des XIII. Internationalen Kongresses fúr klassische Archäologie, Berlin 1988 (Mainz 1990) 512, pl. 78: 1, 2

“Belts, Boots, and Canon: The Corinth Amazon,” 95th AIA Meeting, Abstract AJA 98 (1994) 399

“Aphrodite News: The So-called Sappho Head from Corinth,” 96th AIA Meeting, Abstract AJA 9 (1995) 326

“The Corinth Amazon: Formation of a Roman Classical Sculpture,” AJA 99 (1995) 483-505

“The Palaimonion Group: New Roman Statuary at Isthmia,” 97th AIA Meeting, Abstract AJA 100 (1996) 399

Catalogue entries, in V. R. Anderson-Stojanovic, “The University of Chicago Excavations in the Rachi Settlement at Isthmia, 1989,” Hesperia 65 (1996) 78, 84, nos. 34, 45, pls. 22, 28

“The Corinth Theater Sculptures: Self-Presentation of the Roman City,” 98th AIA Annual Meeting, Abstract AJA 101 (1997) 380

“A Peloponnesian Aphrodite: The Corinth Theater Type,” STEPHANOS. Studies in Honor of Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, K. Hartswick and M. Sturgeon eds. (Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications no. 100, 1998) 223-233

“Hellenistic Sculptures in Ancient Corinth,” 99th AIA Meetings, Abstract AJA 102 (1998) 408.

“Hellenistic Sculpture at Corinth. The State of the Question,” in Regional Schools in Hellenistic Sculpture, Conference at American School of Classical Studies, Athens, March 1996, O. Palagia and W. D. E. Coulson eds., Oxbow Monograph 90 (Oxford 1998) 1-13.

“Pergamon to Hierapolis: From Theatrical “Altar” to Religious Theater,” in the Fourth Annual Langford Conference at Florida State University, From Pergamon to Sperlonga: Sculpture and Context, N. de Grummond and B. S. Ridgway, eds. (Berkeley 2000).

“Sculpture of the Classical Style at Corinth. 1896-1996,” Acts of Conference, Corinth Excavations’ Centennial Celebrations, Athens, December 1996, Corinth XX: The Centenery, 1896-1996, C. K. Williams and N. Bookidis, eds., Princeton 2003, 351-368.

“Dedications of Roman Theaters,” in Charis: Essays in Honor of Sally A. Immerwahr (Hesperia Supplement 34), A. Chapin, ed., Princeton 2004, 411-29.

“A Female Relief Head in Chapel Hill,” in The Antique Bronzes: Typology, Chronology, Authenticity. The Acta of the 16th International Conference on Ancient Bronzes, Bucharest, May 2003, ed. C. Museteanu (Bucharest 2004), 431-40.

“Sixth-century Athens and the Cyclades,” in Archaic and Classical Greek Sculpture: Functions, Materials and Techniques, O. Palagia, ed., Cambridge 2006, 32-76.

“A New Feature in the Civic Landscape: The Theater Façade at Corinth,” Acta of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Boston 2003, Cambridge, Mass., forthcoming.

The Ancient Collection of the Ackland Art Museum, a publication organized with students at the University of North Carolina, in progress.

“Classical Sculpture in Asia Minor,” for Encyclopedia on Anatolian Archaeology, ed. G. Kenneth Sams, forthcoming.

“Sculpture for the Palaimon Sanctuary at Isthmia,” in progress

“The Archaic Kore from Lake Stymphalos, Arkadia,” in progress

Review Essays, of:

D. Ohly, Glyptothek München. Griechische und Römische Skulpturen, in American Journal of Archaeology (AJA) 78 (1974) 441-442.

P. M. Fraser, Rhodian Funerary Monuments, in AJA 83 (1979) 492-493.

M. Zagdoun, Fouilles de Delphes: monuments figures:Sculpture. Reliefs, AJA 83 (1979) 238-239

R. Tolle-Kastenbein, Frühklassische Peplosfiguren, Originale in AJA 86 (1982) 139-140.

E. Schmidt, Geschichte der Karyatide. Funktion und Bedeutung der menschlichen Tr�ger und St�tzfigur in der Baukunst, in AJA 88 (1984) 415-416.

M. Fuchs, Untersuchungen zur ausstattung r�mischer Theater in Italien und den Westprovinzen des Imperium Romanum (Mainz am Rhein 1987) Bonner Jahrb�cher, 189 (1989) 639-643.

P. Pensabene, Il teatro romano di Ferento. Architetture decorazione scultorea. (Bibliotheca Archaeologica 8, Rome 1989) Gnomon, 64 (1992) 739-742.

A. Ovadiah and Y. Turnheim, �Peopled� Scrolls in Roman Architectural Decoration in Israel: The Roman Theatre at Beth Shean/Scythopolis (RdA Suppl. 12, Rome 1994) in AJA 100 (1996) 436-437.

D. A. Conlin, The Artists of the Ara Pacis: The Process of Hellenization in Roman Relief Sculpture (Chapel Hill 1997) Religious Studies Review 24: 2 (1998) 192.

Ada Cohen, The Alexander Mosaic. Stories of Victory and Defeat (Cambridge 1997) Religious Studies Review 24:3 (1998) 298.

Renate Bol, Amazones Volneratae. Untersuchungen zu den Ephesischen Amazonenstatuen (Mainz 1998) AJA 104 (2000) 140-141.

Susan E. Alcock, ed., The Early Roman Empire in the East, Oxbow Monograph 95 (Oxford 1997), “East meets West: toward a global perspective on the Roman empire,” Journal of Roman Archaeology 13 (2000) 659-667.

Stelio Katakis, Epidauros: Ta Glypta ton Roma�kon Xronon apo to Iero tou Apollonos Maleata kai tou Asklepiou. (Library of the Archaeological Society in Athens, 224), 2 vols., Athens 2002, AJA 108 (2004), 311-313.

Georgios I. Despinis, Hochrelieffriese des 2. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. aus Athen (Deutsches arch�ologisches Institut; Athenische Abteilung), Munich 2003, AJA 108 (2004), 479-481.

Sarah Scott and Jane Webster, eds., Roman Imperialism and Provincial Art, Cambridge 2003, Journal of Roman Archaeology 17 (2004), 615-620.

A. Kosmopoulou, The Iconography of Sculptured Statue Bases in the Archaic and Classical Periods, Madison 2002, for The Classical Bulletin (17) 2004, 615-620.

O.J. Gilkes, The Theatre at Butrini (BSA Supplement no. 35), Mouseion 48 (2004), 378-383.

Paul Zanker and Bjorn C. Ewald, Mit Mythen Leben: Die Bilderwelt der romischen Sarkophage, Munich 2004, AJA 109 (2005), forthcoming.


“The Mellink Eras. Machteld J. Mellink and the timeline of Anatolian archaeology,” adapted report on papers presented at alumnae conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, Winter 1998, 14-15.

“New Corinthian Sculpture Assemblage Takes Shape,” Newsletter, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Summer 1999, pp. 1, 14.


“In Memoriam. Joseph Curtis Sloane,” Newsletter of the College Art Association, 23:4, July 1998, 8.

Work in Progress:

“The Acrolithic Athena at Corinth”

“The Pedimental Sculpture from Temple E at Corinth”

“The Guilford Puteal from Corinth”

Roman Sculpture from the Athenian Agora

Roman Sculpture in Greece,

in planning stages.