Thursday, December 08, 2005

Dr. Zahra Newby, University of Warwick



Dr Newby works on the visual arts of the ancient world. Her doctoral thesis (at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London) studied the elite art of the middle Roman empire in its social and cultural contexts, with a particular focus on the use of art for self-representation. She is also interested in the links between art and text, and the receptions of visual images in the Greek literature of the Roman empire. Her recent research focuses on the reception of Greek athletics in the Roman empire and the representation of Greek mythology in Roman art.

Recent Publications

* Greek Athletics in the Roman World. Victory and Virtue (Oxford University Press, 2005)
* 'Reading Programs in Graeco-Roman Art: reflections on the Spada reliefs' in The Roman Gaze. Vision, Power and the Body, ed. D. Fredrick (Baltimore, 2002), 110-48
* 'Greek athletics as Roman spectacle: the mosaics from Ostia and Rome', Papers of the British School at Rome(2002).
* 'Art and Identity in Asia Minor' in Provincial Art and Roman Imperialismeds S. Scott & J. Webster (Cambridge University Press, 2003), 192-213.
* 'Sculptural Display in the so-called Palaestra of Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli' , Römische Mitteilungen 109 (2002), 59-82.
* ?Testing the boundaries of ekphrasis: Lucian On the Hall?, Ramus 31 (2002) 126?35

Forthcoming Publications

* 'Absorption and erudition in Philostratus' Imagines' in Philostratus eds., E. Bowie & J. Elsner with R. Leader-Newby (eds.) Art and Inscriptions in the Ancient World (Cambridge University Press, 2006),
* Athletics in the Ancient World (Duckworth, 2006)