Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Alan Shapiro is the W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology Emeritus and Academy Professor with the Department of Classics, Johns Hopkins University; he holds his degrees from Princeton University (Ph.D.), the University of California at Berkeley, and Swarthmore College. He is a classical archaeologist with a particular interest in Greek art, myth, and religion in the Archaic and Classical periods. He has written numerous studies of Greek vase iconography, including Personifications in Greek Art (1993) and Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece (1994). His interest in the interrelationship among art, religion, and politics is best represented in his book Art and Cult under the Tyrants in Athens (1989; Supplement, 1995). Professor Shapiro is currently working on a study of Theseus in fifth-century Athens.