Affiliated Faculty


GORDON BRADEN, Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English, works in literature of the Renaissance against its Classical backgrounds. His books include The Classics and Renaissance Poetry: Three Case Studies; Anger's Privilege: Renaissance Poetry and the Senecan Tradition; and Petrarchan Love and the Continental Renaissance.


ANASTASIA DAKOURI-HILD, Lecturer in Aegean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, has published extensively on the Mycenaean civilization and the site of Thebes. She is also the author of The House of Kadmos in Boeotian Thebes: the Excavations of Antonios Keramopoullos (in preparation).


DANIEL T. DEVEREUX, Professor of Philosophy, is the author of a number of articles on Plato and Aristotle. He is currently at work on a study of the development of Plato's ethical theory.


JOHN J. DOBBINS, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, is the author of The Excavation of the Roman Villa at La Befa, Italy, Tel Anafa: the Terracotta Lamps (in press for years), "The Houses at Antioch," in Christine Kondoleon, ed., Antioch: the Lost Ancient City, and several articles and chapters on aspects of the Pompeii forum. He is also the director of the Pompeii Forum Project. His research interests include Roman architecture, mosaics, and terracotta lamps.


PAUL KERSHAW, Medieval Europe, Carolingian Civilization.


GEORGE KLOSKO, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics, is the author of The Development of Plato's Political Theory, now in its second edition, many other books, and numerous articles on Plato's philosophy and political theory.


FOTEINI KONDYLI, Byzantine Art and Archaeology.


J.E. LENDON, Professor of History, is the author of Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World (1997), Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity (2005), and Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins (2010). He has research interests in both Greek and Roman history, politics and culture, and historical anthropology.


ELIZABETH A. MEYER, Professor of History, is the author of Legitimacy and Law in the Roman World. Tabulae in Roman Belief and Practice, Metics and the Athenian phialai-inscriptions : a study in Athenian epigraphy and law, and The Inscriptions of Dodona and a New History of Molossia, and works in both Greek and Roman History. She has a particular interest in epigraphy, ancient law, and political and social history.


KARL SHUVE, Late Antique Christianity.


TYLER JO SMITH, Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, also serves as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program at UVA. She is the author of Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art (2010), and co-editor of the Companion to Greek Art (2012). Her research focuses on Greek vase-painting and iconography, as well as in religion and performance, and she has participated on archaeological projects in Turkey, Greece, and Sicily.


JANET SPITTLER, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, is the author of Animals in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: The Wild Kingdom of Early Christianity and a variety of articles on early Christian literature. Her research centers on the diversity of the various forms of early Christianity, and the position of these Christianities within their Greco-Roman cultural and literary contexts.