Instructor Biography: David Castriota
DAVID CASTRIOTA is the Mary Griggs Burke Chair in Art & Art History at Sarah Lawrence College. He holds a BA from NYU, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD, from Columbia University. His special interests are in Greek art of the classical and Hellenistic periods, Roman art of the late republic and early empire, and the art of prehistoric Europe. He is the author of Myth, Ethos, and Actuality: Official Art in Fifth-Century B.C. Athens, The Ara Pacis Augustae and the Imagery of Abundance in Later Greek and Early Roman Imperial Art, and a critical commentary on Alois Riegl’s Problems of Style: Foundations for a History of Ornament; editor of Artistic Strategy and the Rhetoric of Power: Political Uses of Art from Antiquity to the Present. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Early Christian and Byzantine Art and the Society of Fellows of Columbia University and of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society.
Other classes taught
Art and Myth in the Classical World