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Theodora KopestonskyTheodora Kopestonsky

Lecturer
Department of Classics
1119 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0413

Phone: (865) 974-0559
Fax: (865) 974-7173
tkopeton@utk.edu


Research Interests

Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology, Corinthian Studies, Ancient Cult and Ritual Practice, Coroplastic Arts, Gender in Antiquity

  • Ph.D., University at Buffalo, 2009
    Dissertation: Kokkinovrysi: A Classical Shrine to the Nymphs at Corinth
  • M.A., University at Buffalo, 2003
  • B.A., University of Evansville, 2000
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2017-
  • Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011-2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, 2009-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, First Year Program, Denison University, Granville, 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, 2009
  • Instructor, Department of Classics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, 2003-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, 2000-2002
  • "Offerings, Ritual, and Water: The Case of the Sacred Spring at Corinth," in Waters of Antiquity, eds. B. Robinson and S. Bouffier. (forthcoming 2018)
  • "The Greek Cult of the Nymphs at Corinth," Hesperia 86.4 (2016): 711-777.
  • "Marriage" and "Sexuality" in The Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. eds. Eric Orlin, Lisbeth Fried, Michael Satlow and Jennifer Knust. (with Erin Darby). 2016.
  • "Cueing Behavior: Figurines at Roadside Shrines in Corinth" in Figurines de Terre Cuites en Méditerranée Grecque et Romaine: Iconographie et Contexte. eds. Ergün Lafli and Arthur Muller. Septentrion. 2015. p.407-416.
  • Silent Participants: Terracottas as Ritual Objects (Actes de la réunion Silent Participants Philadelphie janvier 2012) (co-edited with Caitlin Barrett and Clarissa Blume) in Figurines Grecques en Contexte. eds. Stéphanie Huysecom-Haxhi and Arthur Muller. Septentrion. 2015.
  • "Never Out of Style: Teaching Latin Love Poetry with Taylor Swift," CAMWS annual meeting (Kitchener, ON) April 2017
  • "The Most Popular Girl at the Shrine: Reconsidering the Classical Corinthian Standing Female Figurine" AIA Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada) 2017.
  • "Little Gifts: Dedications at the Sacred Spring in Corinth," AIA annual meeting (San Francisco, CA), January 2016
  • "Smells at the Sanctuary: Scents as Offering to the Gods," CAMWS, annual Meeting (Boulder, CO), March 2015.
  • "Offerings and Ritual at Corinthian Springs," HYDROMED: International Conference on Water and Cult (Athens, Greece), July 2015.
  • "Infiltrating the Empire: The Cult of the Nymphs in the Roman World," CAMWS, Annual Meeting (Waco, TX), April 2014.
  • "Pleasing the Nymphs: Figurines, Plaques, and Other Appropriate Gifts," AIA/East Tennessee Chapter, Archaeology Day, October 2013.
  • "Gods in the Neighborhood: Reality and Invention in the Shrine of Pan and the Nymphs at Phyle," CAMWS, Annual Meeting (Iowa City, IA), April 2013.
  • " Locating Lost Gifts: Terracottas as Evidence for Ephemeral Offerings," AIA, Annual Meeting, (Seattle, WA), January 2013.
  • "Romancing Romans: Love and Marriage in the Roman World," University of Tennessee, Latin Day for High School Students, November 2012.
  • "Finding the Forgotten Offerings: Evidence for Ribbons, Flowers, Cakes, and Other Ephemeral Dedications" CAMWS, Annual Meeting, (Baton Rouge, LA), March 2012
  • "Silent Participants: Terracottas as Ritual Objects." Colloquium Co-organizer Annual Meeting of AIA, Philadelphia, January 2012
  • "A Villa Complex at Kokkinovrysi: Connecting the Roman Buildings on the Western Edge of Corinth." Annual Meeting of the AIA, Anaheim, January 2010
  • "Out of the Cave and into the City: Evidence for the Cult of the Nymphs at Corinth." Annual Meeting of the AIA, Philadelphia January 2009
  • "Dancing Outside the City: The Kokkinovrysi Figurine Deposit." Annual Meeting of the AIA, Chicago, January 2008
  • "Caves, Springs, and Stelai: Natural and Constructed Landscapes for Nymphs." Tea Talk Lecture, ASCSA, Athens, Greece, March 2008
  • "Kokkinovrysi: A Corinthian Shrine for the Nymphs?" Tea Talk Lecture, ASCSA, Athens, Greece, May 2007
  • "Cueing Behavior: Figurines at Roadside Shrines in Corinth." International Conference: Terracotta Figurines in the Greek and Roman Mediterranean, Izmir, Turkey, June 2007
  • "Building Boundaries: Gender, Status, and Society in Domestic Structures of Ancient Attica." Graduate Student Symposium on Gender, University at Buffalo, March 2004
  • Kress Publication Fellowship, ASCSA, 2017-2018
  • Finalist, Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, 2016
  • Lecturer Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, College of Arts and Sciences, 2015
  • Henry S. Robinson Corinth Research Fellowship, ASCSA, Summer 2010
  • Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellowship, University at Buffalo, 2008-2009
  • Doreen C. Spitzer Research Fellowship, ASCSA, 2007-2008
  • Dorothy B. and Homer A. Thompson Research Fellowship, ASCSA, 2006-2007
  • John William White Fellowship, Regular Program, ASCSA, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award, University at Buffalo, 2005

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