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Ada Cohen

Ada
 

Professor of Art History
Israel Evans Professor in Oratory and Belles Lettres
Ancient Art

Ph.D., M.A. Harvard University, 1990
B.A., Brandeis University

Courses Taught at Dartmouth

  • Art History 1, Introduction to Art History I
  • Art History 10, History of Art in Rome (FSP in Rome)
  • Art History 16, Ancient Art and Myth
  • Art History 16, Age and Status in the Ancient World
  • Art History 20, Art of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
  • Art History 21, Art of Greece, Prehistoric to Classical
  • Art History 22, Late Classical and Hellenistic Art
  • Art History 82, Sex, Gender and Identity in the Ancient World
  • Art History 82, Ideals of Physical Beauty: Gender and the Body in Ancient Art

In addition to her lecture courses, Ada Cohen teaches First-Year and advanced seminars and regularly teaches the Senior Culminating Seminar on theory and method in Art History. Periodically she directs the Art History Department's Foreign Study Program in Rome.

Special Interests

Ada's research has focused on the era of Alexander the Great and the impact of Alexander's imagery. She has also worked on topics in Near Eastern and prehistoric art; sexuality and the construction of pictorial identity; travel and landscape; as well as the depiction of childhood and the family in ancient art. Her current book project is titled "He pais kalé":Beauty, Ugliness, and the Ancient Greek Woman.

Selected Publications

 

Books

  • Art in the Era of Alexander the Great : Paradigms of Manhood and their Cultural Traditions (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Assyrian Reliefs From the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II: A Cultural Biography (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2010), ed. with S. E. Kangas
  • Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy (Hesperia Supplement 41, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2007), ed. with J. B. Rutter
  • The Alexander Mosaic: Stories of Victory and Defeat (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Essays

  • “Picturing Greek Families,” in B. Rawson, ed., A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 465-87
  • “The Self as Other: Performing Humor in Ancient Greek Art,” in E. S. Gruen, ed., Cultural Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2011), 465-90
  • “ ‘Mistress’ Bronzes from the Classical World,” in A. Brauer, ed., Teaching with Objects: The Curatorial Legacy of David Gordon Mitten (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Art Museums, 2010), 76-91
  • "Mythic Landscapes of Greece," in R. Woodard, ed., Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 305-30
  • "Gendering the Age Gap: Boys, Girls, and Abduction in Ancient Greek Art,” in A. Cohen and J. B. Rutter eds., Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy (Hesperia Supplement 41, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2007), 257-78
  • "Introduction: Childhood between Past and Present," in A. Cohen and J. B. Rutter eds., Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy (Hesperia Supplement 41, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2007), 1-22
  • Landscape and Figure in Ancient Greek Art" (in Greek) in P. Doukellis, ed., The Greek Landscape (Athens: HESTIA, 2005), 105-129
  • "Art, Myth, and Travel in the Hellenistic World," in S. E. Alcock, J. Cherry, and J. Elsner, eds., Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), 93-126

 


 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 7/17/13