Friday, April 29, 2005

Diana Kleiner

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Diana E. E. Kleiner is an art historian known worldwide for her expertise on Roman sculpture. Professor Kleiner is the Dunham Professor of Classics and History of Art, and Deputy Provost for the Arts at Yale University, and is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman art and its political and social context. Her books Roman Group Portraiture: The Funerary Reliefs of the Late Republic and Early Empire, and Roman Imperial Funerary Altars with Portraits are considered the definitive works in their field. Her more recent book, Roman Sculpture has become the fundamental reference on the sculpture of Rome for students, specialists, and the general public. Along with a colleague at Yale, she curated an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, entitled 'I, Claudia: Women in Ancient Rome,' which opened at Yale in September 1996, and traveled to San Antonio, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibition, which was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, brought together some of the finest works of Roman art in the United States and was accompanied by a catalogue of the same name. In 2000, it was followed by a sequel volume: I, Claudia II: Women in Roman Art and Society. Professor Kleiner's courses at Yale, where she has taught since 1980, focus on subjects such as Augustan Rome, Roman sculpture, Roman architecture, and women in Roman art."

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Judith Hallett

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Judith Hallett is Chair of the Classics Department and Professor of Classics at the University of Maryland at College Park. Currently Associate Editor of the journal Classical World, she has lectured and published widely on Roman literature and culture in the Augustan Age and early imperial periods with a special focus on women, sexuality, and the family. Author of the book, Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society: Women and the Elite Family (Princeton 1984), she has recently co-edited (with M.B. Skinner) Roman Sexualities (Princeton 1997) and (with S. K. Dickison) Rome and Her Monuments (Bolchazy-Carducci 2000); she has also contributed chapters to several volumes of scholarly essays, including Women and Christian Origins (Oxford 1999). She has worked with Erich Segal on the ABC-TV sports documentary, THE ANCIENT GAMES, and has appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Court of Ideas radio series as an 'expert witness' on Sappho, Augustus, Nero and Boudicca: she has also appeared on several History Channel programs, including the 1999 History of Sex."

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Erich Gruen

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Erich Gruen has been Professor of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley since 1966, with special interests in Greek and Roman History, and the Jews in the Greco-Roman World. Educated at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard Universities, Professor Gruen has received numerous honors and awards for his scholarship and teaching, including fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1996). He was a Resident in Classics at the American Academy in Rome in 1990. More recently, he received a President's Fellowship in Humanities (1999-2000), the Austrian Cross of Honor for distinguished work in scholarship or the arts (1999) and was elected as a member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1986) and the American Philosophical Society (2000). Professor Gruen is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and the American Journal of Ancient History, and his publications include Last Generation of the Roman Republic (1974, nominated for a National Book Award), The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome (1988, awarded the James H. Breasted Prize), and Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition (1998)."


Karl Galinsky

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Karl Galinsky was born in Alsace in 1942 and received his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1966. For many years he has taught at the University of Texas at Austin where he currently is the Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on various aspects of Roman civilization, including literature, art, history, and religion. His scholarship has been supported by prestigious research awards, such as fellowships from the Guggenheim and von Humboldt Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the American Academy in Rome. The holder of four awards for teaching excellence, he regularly teaches a large introductory course on Roman civilization. He has worked extensively with general audiences and schoolteachers.

Professor Galinsky lived in Rome for three years and has conducted many study tours in the Mediterranean and Roman Europe for academic and other organizations. He is a specialist in the age of Augustus. His most recent book, Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction (Princeton University Press paperback, 1998), has reached a large audience, and he is currently preparing The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus for the Cambridge University Press."


Keith Bradley

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Keith Bradley is Professor of Greek and Roman studies at the University of Victoria. A specialist in the social and cultural history of ancient Rome, he is the author of five books: Suetonius' Life of Nero: An Historical Commentary (1978); Slaves and Masters in the Roman Empire (1986); Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World (1989); Discovering the Roman Family (1991); and Slavery and Society at Rome (1994). Professor Bradley has also written more than one hundred articles, essays, and reviews. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and presently holds a Killam Research Fellowship. He is currently at work on a book on Apuleius. Professor Bradley spent the first ten years of his teaching career in the United States, principally at Johns Hopkins and Stanford, before moving to Canada in 1980."

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