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Kathryn Topper

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Kathryn Topper is an associate professor of Classics at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on ancient Greek art (especially Athenian vase painting), the symposium, and word and image studies. Her first book, The Imagery of the Athenian Symposium, was published by Cambridge University Press (2012). She is currently researching the Hellenistic banquet.

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08/01/2019Kathryn Topper
'Addressing the Divide' is a new series of columns that looks at the ways in which the modern field of Classics was constructed and then explores ways to identify, modify, or simply abolish the lines between fields in order to embrace broader ideas of what Classics was, is, and could be. This month, Kathryn Topper addresses the divisions between Art History and Classics. For specialists in Greek and Roman art, professional life is an endless navigation of disciplinary divides. Often it seems like we belong to a disciplinary no man’s land – too archaeological for other art historians, too...

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