Ioannis Mylonopoulos

Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology

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Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman art

  • Architecture and archaeology

  • Modern Greek art

  • Greek myths in 18th century opera

  • Greek myths in in European Renaissance and Baroque painting

Ioannis Mylonopoulos teaches ancient Greek art and archaeology at Columbia University. Professor Mylonopoulos was educated at the University of Athens and the Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (Ph.D. summa cum laude 2001). Before coming to Columbia in 2008, professor Mylonopoulos was Research Associate at the University of Heidelberg, Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Junior Professor at the University of Erfurt, and Fellow of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. He has received fellowships and grants from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, the Ernst-Kirsten Society, the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation, the Gerda-Henkel Foundation, and the German Research Council. His book, Πελοπόννησος οἰκητήριον Ποσειδῶνος. Heiligtümer und Kulte des Poseidon auf der Peloponnes, Kernos supplement 13, Liège 2003, which won the Margarete Häcker Award for the best dissertation in Classical Studies in German language in 2002, examines the archaeology and architectural development of sacred sites on the Peloponnese dedicated to Poseidon. Professor Mylonopoulos participated in excavations in Greece (Zominthos, Eleutherna), Turkey (Aphrodisias), and Germany (Ladenburg/Lopodunum). He is co-editor of the Epigraphic Bulletin for Greek Religion (EBGR) and co-author of the Chronique archéologique de la religion grecque (ChronARG).

Professor Mylonopoulos is currently completing a book entitled Odysseus in the Cavern? Terracotta figurines from the Polis-Cave on Ithaca, while working on a monograph under the title The Visual Construction(s) of the Divine in Ancient Greece. He is a voting member of the Managing Committee of The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, a member of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group, review editor of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group (together with Maya B. Muratov), and author of the entry on "Greek Art" in the international Oxford Bibliographies Online project.

Selected Publications

Divine Images and Human Imaginations in Ancient Greece and RomeReligions in the Graeco-Roman World. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Archäologie und Ritual. Auf der Suche nach der rituellen Handlung in den antiken Kulturen Ägyptens und Griechenlands (ed. with H. Roeder). Vienna: Phoibos 2006.

Πελοπόννησος οἰκητήριον Ποσειδῶνος. Heiligtümer und Kulte des Poseidon auf der PeloponnesKernos supplement 13. Liège: Cierga , 2003.

Bibliographie zur römischen Sozialgeschichte II. Schichten, Konflikte, religiöse Gruppen, materielle KulturHeidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien 26. Stuttgart: Steiner, 1998.

Kult und Funktion griechischer Heiligtümer in archaischer und klassischer ZeitKolloquium HeidelbergSchriften des Deutschen Archäologen-Verbandes, 15 (ed. with F. Bubenheimer, B. Schulze, and A. Zinsmaier). Mainz: DArV, 1996.