Livingston V. Watrous


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Livingston V. Watrous


Livingston V. Watrous


Research Field

Art History; Visual Studies


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania


Professor Watrous’ interests include Aegean and Greek art and archaeology. He is particularly interested in iconography (mainly as it relates to Greek poetry) and the relationship between society, social institutions and art. Watrous' published articles center on the archaeology of Crete, and on the earliest architectural sculpture known in Greece.

Select Publications

  • The Cave Sanctuary of Zeus at Psychro: A Study of Extra-Urban Sanctuaries in Minoan and Early Iron Age Crete.
    University of Texas at Austin, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, 1996
  • Kommos III, The Late Bronze Age Pottery.
    Princeton University Press, 1992.

Prizes, Awards & Grants

Director of the Gournia Survey Project, important for the new information it provides about one of the most significant excavations of a town in the Late Bronze Age Aegean. Received grants from the Archaeological Institute of America, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Geographic Society, the Fulbright commission, and the Institute for Aegean Studies to support his archaeological fieldwork and studies on Minoan Crete. In 1993/94 he was Elizabeth A. Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.


  • AHI 307 Art of Early Greece
  • AHI 325 Greek Art and Mythology
  • AHI 204 Mythology in Ancient Art
  • AHI 508 Topics in Ancient Art

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