Mary Stieber

Professor of Classics and Art History

Professor of Classics and Art History, Mary Stieber received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Princeton University and an M.A. at Princeton University; B.F.A. at Carnegie Mellon; and an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She has published widely on the interrelationships between Greek art and literature. Her books reflect the range of her scholarly interests: The Poetics of Appearance in the Attic Korai (2004) and Euripides and the Language of Craft (2011). A long-standing passion is Plato (and, of course, Socrates), in particular, his acquaintance with, and use of, the visual arts in the dialogues; she is currently engaged in writing an article on the artist and the Forms in the Republic. Other continuing areas of interest include Homer, Greek tragedy, and, on the Roman side, the Augustan era. The projected title of her latest book-in-progress is Paragone:  The Rivalry Among the Arts in Classical Antiquity.

Core courses:  HSS1 and HSS2

Sample Elective Courses

Greek Mythology
Eros in Antiquity
The Life and Death of Socrates
Plato’s Republic
Greek Tragedy
Homer and Greek Tragedy
The Age of Augustus
Ut Pictura Poesis
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things


The Poetics of Appearance in the Attic Korai jacket
The Poetics of Appearance in the Attic Korai

Euripides and the Language of Craft


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