Department of
Religion and Classics

Elizabeth Colantoni

Assistant Professor of Classics
PhD, Michigan, 2005

429 Rush Rhees Library
(585) 275-9360
Fax: (585) 276-1230
elizabeth.colantoni@rochester.edu

Office Hours: By appointment

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PhD, MA Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan
MA Latin, University of Michigan
MA Anthropology, Florida State University
BA Classics and French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

Roman, Italic, and Etruscan Art and Archaeology; Roman religion; early Rome

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • “Tarquinia” in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, edited by Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Heubner, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Massachusetts, vol. XI, pp. 6532-6533.
  • “Straw to Stone, Huts to Houses: Transitions in Building Practices and Society in Protohistoric Latium” in Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture. Ideology and Innovation, edited by Michael L. Thomas and Gretchen E. Meyers, University of Texas Press, Austin, 2012: 21-40.
  • Co-authored with Gabriele Colantoni, Astrid D’Eredità, and Maria Rosa Lucidi: “Materiali ceramici di età romana e tardo-antica dall’area archeologica di San Martino a Torano di Borgorose (Rieti)” in Lazio e Sabina 8 (2012): 181-186.
  • “Polarities in Religious Life: Male/Female in the Roman World” in Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum, edited by Antoine Hermary and Bertrand Jaeger, Fondation pour le Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae and Getty Publications, Los Angeles, vol. VIII, 2012: 270-282, pl. 25.
  • Co-authored with Gabriele Colantoni and Maria Rosa Lucidi :“Testimonianze di età preistorica, romana e medievale dall'area archeologica di San Martino a Torano (Borgorose, Rieti): le campagne di scavo 2008-2009” in Lazio e Sabina 7 (2011): 157-163.
  • Co-authored with Gabriele Colantoni and Kathryn J. McDonnell: “Indagini archeologiche presso la chiesa di San Martino a Torano” in Lazio e Sabina 5 (2009): 133-139.
  • “A Bacchic Sarcophagus in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology” in Bulletin, Museums of Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan 13 (2001): 114-117.
  • “Maenads and Meaning: Antefixes from Tarquinia in American Collections” in Bulletin, Museums of Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan 13 (2001): 7-30.
  • “Cypriot Beak-Spouted Jug with Modeled Figural Decoration” and “Cypriot Bowl with High-Relief Decoration” in The J. Paul Getty Museum: Handbook of the Antiquities Collection, edited by Tobi Levenberg Kaplan, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2002: 3-4.
  • Nineteen catalog entries contributed to the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Ritual, Modern Muse, edited by Elaine K. Gazda, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000.
  • “Maria Barosso, Francis Kelsey, and the Modern Representation of an Ancient Masterpiece” in The Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Ritual, Modern Muse, edited by Elaine K. Gazda, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000: 129-137.
  • “Bacchic Imagery and Cult Practice in Roman Italy” in The Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Ritual, Modern Muse, edited by Elaine K. Gazda, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000: 74-82.

Fieldwork

  • Arezzo Roman Aqueduct Project, Arezzo, Italy: Co-principal investigator, 2010-present.
  • San Martino site, Torano di Borgorose (RI), Italy: Co-director 2007-2008; Director, 2009-present.

Previous Fieldwork

  • Roman villa, via San Rocco, San Salvo (CH), Italy (2007).
  • American-Ukrainian Scythian Kurhan Project, Dnipro River Valley, Ukraine (2004, 2006).
  • Bois L’Abbé, Eu, France (2000).
  • Lattes, France (2000).
  • Tel Kedesh in Galilee, Israel (1999).
  • Water Island Archaeological Project, U.S. Virgin Islands (1998).
  • De Soto National Memorial, FL, USA (1997).
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site, SC, USA (1996).
  • Vigna Barberini, Palatine Hill, Rome, Italy (1994).
  • Various preventive/salvage archaeology projects in Brevard, Hillsborough, Sumter, Marion, Hernando and Pasco Counties, FL, USA (1994, 2001).
  • San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale Mission, Tallahassee, FL, USA (1994).
  • Leon Sinks Geological Area, Leon County, FL, USA (1994).
  • San Luis de Apalachee State Archaeological and Historical Site, Tallahassee, FL, USA (1992).
  • Cetamura del Chianti (SI), Italy (1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993).