Ioannis Mylonopoulos

Associate Professor

Ancient Greek Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Ph.D., Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, 2001

Contact Information

Phone: (212) 854-0170
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Office: 903 Schermerhorn Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4

Biography

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 PeloponnesKernos supplement 13, Liége 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). Between 1999 and 2008, he was co-editor of the Epigraphic Bulletin for Greek Religion (EBGR) and is currently co-author of the Chronique archéologique de la religion grecque (ChronARG). He is completing a book entitled Odysseus in the Cavern? Terracotta figurines from the Polis-Cave on Ithaca. His monograph under the title The Visual Construction(s) of the Divine in Ancient Greece is under contract with Harvard University Press. His book Greek Sanctuaries. Forms and Functions will be published with De Gruyter. He is also preparing a volume with essays on Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean to be published with Steiner. In January 2012, professor Mylonopoulos will be joining the editorial board of the Archiv für Religionsgeschichte.

Member of The Archaeological Society at Athens
Voting member of the Managing Committee of The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Member of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group
Review editor of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group (together with Maya B. Muratov)
Author of the entry on Greek Art in the international Oxford Bibliographies Online project

Selected Publications

Books

Divine Images and Human Imaginations in Ancient Greece and Rome, Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, Brill: Leiden 2010, 437 pages

Archäologie und Ritual. Auf der Suche nach der rituellen Handlung in den antiken Kulturen Ägyptens und Griechenlands, Phoibos: Vienna 2006, 237 pages (ed. with H. Roeder)

Πελοπόννησος οἰκητήριον Ποσειδῶνος. Heiligtümer und Kulte des Poseidon auf der Peloponnes,Kernos supplement 13, CIERGA: Liége 2003, 492 pages

Bibliographie zur römischen Sozialgeschichte II. Schichten, Konflikte, religiöse Gruppen, materielle Kultur, Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien 26. Steiner: Stuttgart 1998, 876 pages (with J.U. Krause – R. Cengia)

Kult und Funktion griechischer Heiligtümer in archaischer und klassischer Zeit, Kolloquium Heidelberg, Schriften des Deutschen Archäologen-Verbandes, 15, DArV: Mainz 1996, 178 pages (ed. with F. Bubenheimer – B. Schulze – A. Zinsmaier)

Articles

"Das griechische Heiligtum als räumlicher Kontext antiker Feste und Agone", in Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum, Vol. VII (The J. Paul Getty Museum) Los Angeles 2011, 43-78.

"Divine images 'behind bars'. The semantics of barriers in Greek temples", in J. Wallensten — M. Haysom (eds), Current approaches to religion in ancient Greece, Stockholm 2011, 269-291.

"Sacrifice in the Arts", in A. Grafton – G.W. Most – S. Settis (eds), The Classical Tradition, Cambridge Mass. 2010, 855-856.

"Divine images versus cult images: An endless story about theories, methods, and terminologies", in Divine Images and Human Imaginations in Ancient Greece and Rome, Leiden 2010, 1-19.

"Odysseus with a trident?—The use of attributes in ancient Greek imagery", in Divine Images and Human Imaginations in Ancient Greece and Rome, Leiden 2010, 171-203.

"From the Athenian Acropolis to the New Acropolis Museum: A Journey of 2,500 Years", in The New Acropolis Museum, Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, 21/10-19/12/2009, New York 2009, 15-40.

"Natur als Heiligtum—Natur im Heiligtum", in F. Hölscher - T. Hölscher (eds), Religion und Raum, Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 10, Leipzig 2008, 45-76.

"The Dynamics of Ritual Space in the Hellenistic and Roman East", Kernos 21, 2008, 9-39.

"«Fremde» Weihungen in Heiligtümern der Ostägäis im 7. und 6. Jh. v. Chr.", in Austausch von Gütern, Ideen und Technologien in der ägäis und im östlichen Mittelmeer. Von der prähistorischen bis zur archaischen Zeit, Weilheim 2008, 327-349.

"Greek Sanctuaries as Places of Communication Through Rituals: An Archaeological Perspective", in E. Stavrianopoulou (ed.), Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World, Kernos supplement 16, Liége 2006, 69-110.

"Das Zeusheiligtum in Dodona: Zwischen Orakel und venatio", in Archäologie und Ritual. Auf der Suche nach der rituellen Handlung in den antiken Kulturen Ägyptens und Griechenlands, Vienna 2006, 185-214.

"Von Helike nach Tainaron und von Kalaureia nach Samikon: Amphiktyonische Heiligtümer des Poseidon auf der Peloponnes", in K. Freitag et al. (eds), Kult—Politik—Ethnos. überregionale Heiligtümer im Spannungsfeld von Kult und Politik, Stuttgart 2006, 121-155.