• Ioannis Mylonopoulos

    Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology
    Art History & Archaeology
    804 Schermerhorn Hall
    MS 4-0170
    Office Hours:
    On research leave


    Ioannis Mylonopoulos teaches ancient Greek art and archaeology at Columbia University. 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 Peloponnes, Kernos supplement 13, Liège 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). He is co-editor of the Epigraphic Bulletin for Greek Religion (EBGR) and co-author of the Chronique archéologique de la religion grecque (ChronARG). Professor Mylonopoulos is currently completing a book entitled Odysseus in the Cavern? Terracotta figurines from the Polis-Cave on Ithaca, while working on a monograph under the title The Visual Construction(s) of the Divine in Ancient Greece. He is a voting member of the Managing Committee of The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, a member of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group, review editor of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group (together with Maya B. Muratov), and author of the entry on "Greek Art" in the international Oxford Bibliographies Online project.


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

       Archäologie und Ritual. Auf der Suche nach der rituellen Handlung in den antiken Kulturen Ägyptens und Griechenlands (ed. with H. Roeder)

       Vienna: Phoibos 2006







       Πελοπόννησος οἰκητήριον Ποσειδῶνος. Heiligtümer und Kulte des Poseidon auf der Peloponnes, Kernos supplement 13

       Liège: Cierga , 2003

       Bibliographie zur römischen Sozialgeschichte II. Schichten, Konflikte, religiöse Gruppen, materielle Kultur, Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien 26

       Stuttgart: Steiner, 1998


       Kult und Funktion griechischer Heiligtümer in archaischer und klassischer Zeit, Kolloquium Heidelberg, Schriften des Deutschen Archäologen-Verbandes, 15 (ed. with F. Bubenheimer, B. Schulze, and A. Zinsmaier)

       Mainz: DArV, 1996