Professor Albu's latest book is The Medieval Peutinger Map: Imperial Roman Revival in a German Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her teaching includes the World of Late Antiquity and also Roman Comedy.
Assistant Professor of Aegean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology and has published extensively on the Mycenaean civilization and the site of Thebes. Her most recent publications include Staging Death: Funerary Performance, Architecture and Landscape in the Ancienty Mediterranean, with M. Boyd (DeGruyter, in press), and Beyond illustration: 2D and 3D Technologies as Tools for Discovery in Archaeology, with B. Frischer (Archaeopress and ACLS Humanities E-Book, 2008). She is currently working on the edited colume Public Archaeologies of the Ancient Mediterranean (special issue of the Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies), the republication of the old excavations at the Theban cemeteries (with V. Aravantinos and Y. Fappas), and the House of Kadmos in Thebes.
Professor of Philosophy and 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.
Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology and director of the Pompeii Forum Project. He is the co-editor of The World of Pompeii and co-author of “Pompeii Forum Project: Current Thinking on the Pompeii Forum” AJA 117(2013) 461-92 and “New Developments and New Dates within the Sanctuary of Apollo at Pompeii,” FastiOnline, 2015: www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2015-335.pdf. His research interests include Roman architecture, urbanism, mosaics, and terracotta lamps.
Associate Professor and Richard A. & Sara Page Mayo N.E.H. Distinguished Teaching Professor is author of Peaceful Kings. Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination and numerous articles on medieval historical topics.
Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics and 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.
Assistant Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology. Her most recent publication is Sylvester Syropoulos on Politics and Culture in the Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean, with V. Andriopoulou et al. (Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot 2014).
Professor of History and 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.
Ian specializes in Ancient Greek Philosophy and has substantial side interests in Contemporary Aesthetics, Epistemology and Applied Ethics.
His book-length project concerns Aristotle's conception of rationality. What is it about human thinking that distinguishes it from the sorts of thinking other animals are capable of? Of particular importance is our capacity to form beliefs. Unlike wisdom, understanding and expertise--all high-level perfections of reason--beliefs are piecemeal and fallible, yet still beyond the reach of any non-human mind. Aristotle's theory of belief, however, gets relatively little attention compared to his deductive model of science and knowledge. A serious effort at understanding it, then, can tell us what on his view distinguishes the rational from the non-rational.
Ian is also writing on ancient conceptions of knowledge and its relation to other mental states; Aristotle's response to Protagoras, both the sophist himself and his Platonic shadow; and the history and prehistory of the emotions and their place in our mental lives.
T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor of History and 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. She works in both Greek and Roman History, and has a particular interest in epigraphy, ancient law, and political and social history.
Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and works on Late Antique Christianity; religious and cross-cultural interaction in Late Antiquity; biblical interpretation; theories of gender, sexuality and the body; ecclesiology and ritual purity; monasticism and ascetic practice; Christology and Trinitarian theology. He is presently completing a monograph, The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity.
Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology and 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.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and 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.