• Profile: Dr. Ann R. Steiner
Shirley Watkins Steinman Professor of Classics, Bonchek House Don




Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Ph.D. 1981 in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Ancient Greek
M.A. 1976: Middle Helladic Tumulus Burial
A.B. 1973 cum laude Major: Classical Studies

Regular Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens,
1978-79; Summer Session, 1974

Grants & Awards

Samuel Kress Foundation Subvention Grant for illustrating Reading Greek Vases, 2005
Senior Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, 1994-95
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for Course Development, 1992
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1990
Chief Research Scholar, NEH Implementation Grant GM 21902- 84: Greek Culture Through Joslyn's Ancient Pottery,
    January, 1984 - June, 1985
Chief Research Scholar, NEA Grants 32-44-20-00260 and 32-44- 31-00318: Publication and Conservation of Ancient Pottery,
    January, 1984 - June, 1985
Author, J. Paul Getty Publications Fund Grant: Accepted manuscript of Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum for co-publication and provided     
   subvention, 1984
Chief Research Scholar, NEH Planning Grant PM 20547 -81-1525:
Greek Culture Through Joslyn's Ancient Pottery,
    June 1981-June, 1982
Ella Riegel Grant to attend American School of Classical Studies,1978-79
Henry Joel Cadbury Fellow in the Humanities, 1977-78
Scholar in Archaeology, 1976-77
A.B. cum laude


Reading Greek Vases (Cambridge, 2007); paperback 2008

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Joslyn Art Museum I (U.S.A. 21) Philipp von Zabern, Mainz (1987).

Joslyn Art Museum: Ancient Greek Pottery (Joslyn Art Museum, 1985) 96 pp. with a contribution
by Charles Rowan Beye.

Articles and chapters:
"Poggio Colla," in L. Cappuccini, C. Ducci, S. Gori, L. Paoli (edd.), Museo Archeologico Comprensoriale del Mugello e della Val di Sieve. Catalogo dell’esposizione (Aska edizioni 2009). [Catalog of the permanent exhibition of material from Poggio Colla at the Museo Comprensoriale del Mugello e della Val di Sieve, Dicomano, Italy] with P.G. Warden, M. Thomas, G. Meyers, and A. Castor (contributors),

“The Etruscans and the Greeks,” in From the Temple and the Tomb (G. Warden, ed.) Meadows Art Museum, Southern Methodist University Press (2009) 143-168.

“Children in Athenian Cult: The Case of Demeter’s Boy,” The Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Boston 2003 (Alice Donohue and Carol Mattusch, editors) Oxbow (2007) 610-613.

“Excavations at the Etruscan Site of Poggio Colla (Vicchio di Mugello) 1998 – 2004,” with P.G. Warden, Michael Thomas, and Gretchen Meyers. Journal of Roman Archaeology 18 (2005), 252-266.

“The Alkmene Hydrias and Vase-painting in Late Sixth Century Athens,” Hesperia 73 (2004 ) 428 – 463.

“New Approaches to Greek Vases: Repetition, Aesthetics, and Meaning,” in Form, Figure & Narrative (ed. P. Gregory Warden) (2004) Meadows Art Museum,
Southern Methodist University Press, 35-45.

“Private and Public: Links Between Symposion and Syssition in the Athenian Agora,” Classical Antiquity 21 (2002) 349 – 379.

"The West Slope Ware.” "The Stamped Black- Glazed Pottery.” Torone I: Exacavations of 1975, 1976, and 1978, Athens Archaeological Society (2001) 469-472; 439-467.

"Illustrious Repetitions: Visual Redundancy in Exekias and his Followers," in Athenian Potters and Painters (ed. O.Palagia and J. Oakley) (Oxbow, 1997) 157-169.

“The Meaning of Repetition: Visual Redundancy on Archaic Athenian Vases," Jahrbuch des deutschen archaeologischen Instituts 108(1993)197-219

"Oil and Water: Pottery and Cult at the Sacred Spring," Hesperia 61 (1992) 386-408

Selected Review Articles
Review of Joan Mertens, How to Read Greek Vases (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011) forthcoming in Classical World

Review of Mary B. Moore, The Athenian Agora: Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Volume XXX, Attic Red-figured and White- ground Pottery. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 9.5 (1998) (5pp.)

Review of Parthenon and Panathenaia, a Symposium at Princeton University, September, 1993, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 5.1(1994) 9 pp., with Sarah Peirce


Recent Conference Presentations:

“Etruscan Hellenistic Kitchen Ceramics in Context at the Podere Funghi,” Ceramics, Cuisine, and Culture: The Archaeology and Science of Kitchen Pottery in the Ancient Mediterranean World December 16-17, 2010. British Museum, London

“More of the Same? Analyzing Repetition in Ancient Art” co-chaired with Ann Gunter, Northwestern University. College Art Association, Chicago, February 2010

Papers delivered at the Annual Meetings of the
Archaeological Institute of America:

“Defining a Sanctuary in Northern Etruria: New Evidence from Poggio Colla (Vicchio di Mugello) Co-authored with P. Gregory Warden, Michael L. Thomas, and Gretchen Meyers. Annual Meeting 2012(Philadelphia)

“Sanctuary and Settlement in Northern Etruria: Poggio Colla near Vicchio di Mugello, Etruria. Co-authored with P. Gregory Warden, Michael L. Thomas, and Gretchen Meyers. Annual Meeting (2007) San Diego.

“A Second Debut: The Alkmene Painter’s Hydria in Reading,” (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 106 (2002) 294-295.

“Say it again! The Enigma of Repeated Attic Vase-inscriptions,” (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 105 (2001) 267.

"Drinking in the Athenian Agora: Syssition and Symposion," (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 103 (1999) 290.

"Repetition in Early Black-figure and the Development of Visual Narrative," (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 101(1997)289.

"Lion-fighters as Initiatory Paradigms" (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 97(1993) 329.

"Visual Redundancy on Archaic Athenian Vases " (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 95 (1991)323-324.

"Private and Civic Cult at Corinth," (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 92(1988) 255.

"A Restudy of Corinthian White Lekythoi," (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 88(1984) 261.

"Gesture in Greek Vase-Painting: Lydos and apagoreuein," (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology
87 (1983) 261.

"Herakles and the Lion: A Case Study in the Transmission of Attic Vase-Painting Iconography," (abstract) American
Journal of Archaeology
86 (1982) 287.

"A Hydria by the Antimenes Painter in Omaha," (abstract) American Journal of Archaeology 84 (1980) 234