Alexandria, Moustapha Pasha I

Ancient Mediterranean
Art and Archaeology

Professor Emerita Marjorie S. Venit

Department of Art History & Archaeology
1211-B Art-Sociology Building
University of Maryland
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Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Review of: Guimier-Sorbets, Anne-Marie, André Pelle and Mervat Seif el-Din. Renaître avec Osiris et Perséphone: Alexandrie, les tombes peintes de Kôm el-Chougafa. Antiquités Alexandrines, 1. Alexandrie: Centre d’Études Alexandrines, 2015 in: the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2015.

Chapter 7, “Alexandria” in: The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt (ed. Christina Riggs). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012: 102–121

“Oedipus in Egypt: An Oedipus Cycle in Graeco-Roman Tuna al-Gebel,” Festschrift for Zsolt Kiss, Institut des cultures méditerranéennes et orientales de l’Academie Polonaise des Sciences, Études et Travaux XXV (2012): 402–416.

more publications  

ARTH 302:Spring 2013
ARTH 200:Spring 2013
ARTH708: Fall 2009
ARTH 300: Spring 2009
HONR248M: Spring 2009
ARTH708: Fall 2008
ARTH 708: Fall 2007
ARTH 608: Spring 2006
ARTH 488b: Spring2005
ARTH 608: Fall 2004
ARTH 708: Spring 2004
ARTH 303: Fall 2003
ARTH 708: Spring 2003
ARTH 488b: Fall 2002
ARTH 708: Spring 2002
ARTH 301: Spring 2002
UNIV 101: Fall 2000
ARTH 488b: Fall 2000

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Professor Emerita Marjorie S. Venit died on 23 June, 2017 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., much too soon for all who treasured her as friend, family , and colleague. For more on the legacy Professor Venit leaves behind, especially a memorial lecture in her name at the University of Maryland, please visit the Department of Art History and Archaeology website.

Professor Emerita Marjorie S. Venit specializes in the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world with an emphasis on the Greek center and its periphery considered both geographically and temporally. Particularly interested in the intersection of cultures and ethnicities, she has excavated at Tel Anafa, Israel, and Mendes, Egypt and is the author of Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt, Monumental Tombs of Ancient Alexandria: The Theater of the Dead, and Greek Painted Pottery from Naukratis in Egyptian Museums. Her book projects have been supported by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Dietrich von Bothmer Publication Fund of the AIA, the Loeb Classical Library Fund, the Kress Foundation, and the J.P Getty Trust. Among her other national awards are a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship and fellowships from the American Research Center in Egypt, the American Association of University Women, and the American Philosophical Society.

Professor Venit has contributed chapters or entries to the The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt, and to other collections of scholarly papers. Her articles on monumental tombs and on Greek vases and sculpture, which consider the social, religious, economic, and political context and implications of the monuments, have appeared in the American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, Antike Kunst, the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, and in other periodicals (see Publications). She has also presented at more than thirty conferences, symposia, and colloquia in the United States and abroad.

Professor Venit has served on the Executive Committee, the Committee on the Summer Sessions, and the Admissions and Fellowship Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and has directed a Summer Session of the School. She served four years as President of the Washington Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and was its webmaster for fourteen years. She has delivered over sixty public lectures, many of them as a circuit lecturer for the AIA.

Professor Venit has been twice nominated for a University of Maryland Panhellenic Association Outstanding Teacher Award, and she has been the recipient ― in two consecutive years ― of the College of Arts and Humanities Student's Outstanding Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was also chosen by Mayita Dinos, formerly of "The Home Show" on The Family Channel, as her "Best Teacher." She retired in July 2014.

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