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Dr Maria Stamatopoulou
BA Athens, MSt DPhil Oxf


Associate Professor in Classical Art and Archaeology, Faculty of Classics
Fellow and Tutor in Classical Archaeology, Lincoln College


The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St. Giles'

Tel No: (01865) 287354

Dr Maria Stamatopoulou


As University Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology and Tutor of Classical Archaeology at Lincoln, I organize undergraduate teaching in College for the BA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History and teach the options in Greek art and archaeology of the first millennium BC to undergraduate and graduate students of the University. I also lecture for the University on the same topics.

Research Keywords:

Thessaly and Macedonia from the 6th to 1st centuries BC; funerary archaeology and iconography, greek art, esp.: greek painting, red-figure vases, terracottas.

Research Interests:

My research interests are in Greek archaeology and art from roughly the archaic to the late hellenistic Periods (6th-1st centuries BC), with particular emphasis on central and northern Greece (Thessaly and Macedonia). My doctoral dissertation on Thessaly discussed the funerary archaeology of the region. My interest in Thessaly has since expanded to include research on its urban development, athletics, interactions with Macedonia and the rest of the Greek world. I also work on aspects of classical greek art, in particular, red figure vases, funerary painting, terracottas and jewellery. I am currently working on the publication of old excavations of three Thessalian cemeteries conducted under the auspices of the Archaeological Society of Athens, namely: Demetrias, Pharsalos and Metropolis.

Selected Publications:

'The Pasikrata Sanctuary at Demetrias and the alleged funerary sanctuaries of Thessaly: a re-appraisal', KERNOS, Vol: 27, (2014), 201-249.

'Thessaly (Archaic to Roman)', Archaeological Reports, Vol: 59, (2013), 33-53.

'The Archives of A.S. Arvanitopoulos (1874-1942) and their importance for the study of Thessalian archaeology', in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference ‘The Archaeological Work in Thessaly and Central Greece, 2007-2009’, A. Mazarakis-Ainian (ed.), (Volos 2012), Vol:1,17-29.

'Thessaly (Prehistoric to Roman)', Archaeological Reports, Vol: 58, (2012), 75- 95.

'Thessaly (Archaic to Roman)', Archaeological Reports, Vol: 57, (2011), 73-84.

''Totenmahl' reliefs of the 4th-2nd centuries BC and the archaeology of feasting in a funerary context' in O. Hekster and S. Mols (eds), Cultural Messages in Ancient Greece and Rome. BABesch Supplement 15, (Peeters publisher 2010), 11-22.

'Ouaphres Horou, an Egyptian priest of Isis from Demetrias' in: D.C. Kurtz, C. Meyer, D. Sauders, A. Tsingarida and N. Harris (eds.), Essays in Classical Archaeology for Eleni Hatzivassiliou 1977-2007, (Oxford: Beazley Archive and Archaeopress 2008), 249-257.

'A new funerary gold leaf from Pherai', Archaeologike Ephemeris 2004, Co-author: R. Parker, (2007), 1-32.

'Thessalian aristocracy and society in the age of epinician', in S. Hornblower and C. Morgan (eds), Pindar's Poetry, Patrons and Festivals: From Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, (Oxford University Press 2007), 309-341.

'Thessalians abroad, the case of Pharsalos' in: I. Malkin, C. Constantakopoulou and K. Panagopoulou (eds.), Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean, Special issue of the Mediterranean Historical Review, (2007), 211-236.