Alan Shapiro

Classical Archaeology, Baltimore
Fellowship: 01.10.2009–30.09.2010


Alan Shapiro is Professor for Classical Archaeology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Department of Classics. Previously, he lectured at the Columbia University in New York. He was a guest professor in Princeton and at the LMU in Munich. His focal point is the research of the iconology of Greek vases.


Fields of Research

  • Antique Greek Art
  • Iconology of Greek vases


Publications (Selection)

  • Nikolaos Kaltsas und Alan Shapiro (Hg.): Worshiping Women. Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens. Ausst. Kat. New York: Onassis Cultural Center 2008.
  • Alan Shapiro (Hg.): The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece. Cambridge u.a.: Cambridge Univ. Press 2007.
  • Alan Shapiro: The Wrath of Creon [Art.]. In: Antigone’s Answer: Essays on Death and Burial, Family and State in Classical Athens. Hg. von Cynthia B. Patterson. Lubbock: Texas Tech. Univ. Press 2006, S. 119-134.
  • Alan Shapiro: The Judgment of Helen in Athenian Art [Art.]. In: Periklean Athens and its Legacy: Problems and Perspectives. Hg. von Judith M. Barringer, Jeffrey M. Hurwit. Austin: University of Texas Press 2005, S. 47-62.
  • Alan Shapiro: Dance [Art.]. In: Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum. Bd.1. Hg. von Jean Charles Balty. Los Angeles: Getty Publications 2004, 299-343.
  • Alan Shapiro: Modest Athletes and Liberated Women: Etruscans on Attic black-figure Vases [Art.]. In: Not the Classical Ideal: Athens and the Construction of the Other in Greek Art. Hg. von Beth Cohen. Leiden u.a.: Brill 2000, S. 315-337.
  • Alan Shaprio: Vigil. Chicago u.a.: University of Chicago Press 1997.
  • Alan Shapiro: Art and Cult under the Tyrans in Athens. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern 1989. Supplement 1995.
  • Alan Shapiro (Hg.): Greek Vases in the San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Museum of Art 1995.
  • Alan Shapiro: Myth into Art. Poet and Painter in Classical Greece. London u.a.: Routledge 1994.
  • Alan Shapiro: Personifications in Greek Art. Kulchberg, Zürich: Akanthus 1993.