Richard Brilliant is Professor of Art History and Archaeology and the Anna S. Garbedian Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has published many books and articles on aspects of ancient art, most notably Gesture and Rank in Roman Art ( 1963), The Arch of Septimius Severus in the Roman Forum ( 1967), Visual Narratives ( 1984), and Commentaries on Roman Art ( 1993). He is also engaged in the study of problems in the history of art resulting in Portraiture ( 1991) and the forthcoming studies My Laocoon and The Concept of Style.
Diana Buitron-Oliver is a Classical archaeologist and art historian with specialties in Attic pottery and Cypriot archaeology. She is author of Douris ( 1995), a monograph on the Attic vase painter, and The Sanctuary of Apollo at Kourion: Excavations in the Archaic Precinct ( 1995), as well as several exhibition catalogues. She was cocurator of the exhibition The Odyssey and Ancient Art held at Bard College in 1991-92 and is currently Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University.
Beth Cohen is an art historian who has published on Greek sculpture, vase painting, and iconography, as well as the relationship between the Renaissance and Classical antiquity. She is the author of Attic Bilingual Vases and Their Painters ( 1978) and coauthor of the exhibition catalogue The Odyssey and Ancient Art: An Epic in Word and Image ( 1992). Recently she was Associate Director and Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History for the University of Rochester in Italy at Arezzo.
Lillian Eileen Doherty is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her articles on Homer have appeared in Arethusa, Helios, and the American Journal of Philology. She is the English-language translator of Jacqueline de Romilly's Short History of Greek Literature ( 1985)
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Publication information: Book title: The Distaff Side:Representing the Female in Homer's Odyssey. Contributors: Beth Cohen - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1995. Page number: xiii.