Department of Art and Art History People

Dr. Penelope Davies


Art History: Roman Art and Architecture

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Professor Penelope Davies earned her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Yale University. Her work focuses on public monuments of Rome and their propagandistic functions. Author of Death and the Emperor: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius (Cambridge University Press 2000; University of Texas Press 2004), she also co-authored Janson’s History of Art, Seventh Edition (Prentice Hall 2006). She is currently completing Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome, to be published by Cambridge University Press, supported by fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the British School at Rome.