Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
801 22nd St. NW, Phillips Hall 345
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6125
Fax: (202) 994-2156


Elise Friedland

Elise A. Friedland

Title — Assistant Professor of Classics

Address — Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 801 22nd St., NW, Phillips Hall 335, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052

Office — Phillips Hall 308

Phone — 202-994-3056; Fax: 202-994-2156

E-mail — efried@gwu.edu

Current Research

Greek and Roman art and archaeology
Roman sculpture and sculptural displays in urban settings
Cultural interaction in the Roman Near East
Religion in the Roman Near East
Museum studies

Education

1997 University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology

1994 University of Michigan, M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology

1988 Williams College, B.A. in Classics, Magna Cum Laude

1986 Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

Background

Elise A. Friedland holds a BA in Classics from Williams College and an MA and PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Before coming to GWU, she taught at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) for ten years.  She serves as the sculpture specialist for the Excavations at the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Banias in Israel and for the site of Jerash in Jordan. Her co-edited book, entitled The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power, was published by Peeters Press in Belgium (2008). She is the 2012 winner of the national "Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award" given annually by the Archaeological Institute of America.

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Publications

2010

"The Quarry Origins of Nine Roman Marble Sculptures from Amman/Philadelphia and Gadara/Umm Qays,” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 54: 177-188. (with Robert H. Tykot).

2009

“Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples. An Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.” Near Eastern Archaeology 72.1: 55-59.

2008

The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power.  Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion, 9. Leuven:  Peeters Press. Co-edited with Yaron Z. Eliav and Sharon Herbert.

2008

“Visualizing Deities in the Roman Near East: Aspects of Athena and Athena-Allat,” in The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power.  Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion, 9. Yaron Z. Eliav, Elise A. Friedland, and Sharon Herbert eds. Leuven:  Peeters Press.

2007

"Shifting Places, Changing Faces: The Civic Statuary of Roman Jordan,” in Crossing Jordan: North American Contributions to the Archaeology of Jordan, Thomas E. Levy, P. M. Michèle Daviau, Randall W. Younker, and May Shaer, eds. London: Equinox Publishing, 341-347.

2003

“Art as Cultural Artifact: Roman Sculpture in the Semitic East.” In One Hundred Years of American Archaeology in the Levant: Proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research Centennial Celebration, Washington, DC, April 2000, edited by D. Clark and V. Matthews, 327-340.

2003

“The Roman Marble Sculptures from the North Hall of the East Baths at Gerasa.” American Journal of Archaeology 107: 413-448.

Classes Taught

Ancient Art of the Bronze Age and Greece
Greek Archaeology
Roman Archaeology
Art and Archaeology of Pompeii and Roman Daily Life
Intermediate Latin I
Vergil's Aeneid (Intermediate Latin II)
Greece and Rome in Washington, DC: Classical Influences on Our Founding Fathers