Olga Palagia is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and is a leading expert on ancient Greek sculpture. She is known in particular for her work on sculpture in ancient Athens and has edited a number of key handbooks on Greek sculpture.
|Born||1 October 1949|
|Alma mater||National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Oxford|
|Institutions||National and Kapodistrian University of Athens|
|Notable works||Greek sculpture: function, materials, and techniques in the archaic and classical periods|
Palagia undertook her BA in archaeology and history at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and graduated in 1972. She moved to the University of Oxford to study for a diploma in classical archaeology followed by a D.Phil, which was awarded in 1977. Her thesis, Euphranor, was published in 1980 by Brill.
Following Palagia's studies she worked first as a research assistant at the Acropolis Museum of Athens from 1978-81. Palagia then joined the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as a lecturer and was awarded tenure in 1983. She became an assistant professor in 1988, associate professor in 1993, and then professor in 1999. Palagia has been the Chair of the Department of Archaeology (2002-4) and the Deputy Head of the Faculty of History and Archaeology (2006-7).
Palagia has edited a number of key handbooks on Greek sculpture which are widely used in teaching and research as well as contributing chapters to standard handbooks. She is an expert on the sculptures of the Parthenon, publishing a book, The Pediments of the Parthenon (Brill, Leiden), in 1993 and lecturing widely on the topic. Palagia served on the Committee for the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments 2005-2009.
Palagia has held a number of visiting fellowships at international institutions, including the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowship (Spring 1991) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship (March 1998) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Andrew W. Mellon Art History Fellowship (October 2004) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Onassis Visiting Lectureship (2015) at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Palagia delivered the Byvanck Lecture in 2015 at Leiden University, and has delivered a wide range of public lectures on sculpture across the world.
Palagia was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London on 3 May 1990. She is an honorary fellow of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute and the Archaeological Institute of America.
- Euphranor (Brill, Leiden, 1980)
- 'A Colossal Statue of a Personification from the Agora of Athens' in Hesperia 51 (1982) pp.99-113
- The Pediments of the Parthenon (Brill, Leiden, 1993)
- (ed.) Greek Offerings in Honour of John Boardman (Oxford, 1997)
- (ed.) Art in Athens during the Peloponnesian War (Cambridge, 2009)
- with William Coulson (eds.) Sculpture from Arcadia and Laconia (Oxford, 1993)
- with William Coulson, TL Shear, HA Shapiro, and FJ Frost (eds.) The Archaeology of Athens and Attica under the Democracy (Oxford, 1994)
- with JJ Pollitt (eds.) Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture (Cambridge, 1996)
- with John Oakley and William Coulson (eds.) Athenian Potters and Painters (Oxford, 1997)
- with William Coulson (eds.) Regional Schools in Hellenistic Sculpture (Oxford, 1998)
- 'Hephaestion’s Pyre and the Royal Hunt of Alexander' in A.B. Bosworth and E.J. Baynham (eds), Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction. (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). ISBN 9780198152873
- with Stephen V Tracey (eds.) The Macedonians in Athens 322-229 B.C. (Oxford, 2003)
- with Hans Rupprecht Goette (eds.) Ludwig Ross und Griechenland (Rahden, 2005)
- 'Fire from Heaven: Pediments and Akroteria of the Parthenon' in Jenifer Neils (ed.) The Parthenon : From Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005)
- (ed.) Greek sculpture: function, materials, and techniques in the archaic and classical periods (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
- with Alkestis Spetsieri-Choremi (eds.) The Panathenaic Games (Oxford, 2007)
- with John H Oakley (eds.) Athenian Potters and Painters II (Oxford, 2009)
- (ed.) Art in Athens During the Peloponnesian War (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
- with Bonna D. Wescoat (eds.) Samothracian Connections: Essays in Honor of James R. McCredie (2010)
- with Hans Rupprecht Goette (eds.) Sailing to Classical Greece in honour of Petros Themelis (2011)
- 'The Functions of Greek Art' in (ed.) Clemente Marconi The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (Oxford, 2014)
- (ed.) Handbook of Greek Sculpture (de Gruyter, 2019)
- "Olga Palagia". scholar.uoa.gr. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Professor Olga Palagia "The sculptures of the sanctuary of Apollo at Amyklai" - The University of Nottingham". www.nottingham.ac.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "ART IN ATHENS DURING THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR". assets.cambridge.org. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 B.C". The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 B.C.: Proceedings of an International Conference held at the University of Athens, May 24-26, 2001. Oxbow Books. 2003. ISBN 9781785705298. JSTOR j.ctt1kw2b69.
- "Handbook of Greek Sculpture". blackwells.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- Palagia, Olga (2019). Handbook of Greek Sculpture (in ENGL). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9781614513537. ISBN 9781614515401.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
- Pollitt, J. J. (1984). "Review of Euphranor". American Journal of Archaeology. 88 (3): 417–419. doi:10.2307/504576. ISSN 0002-9114. JSTOR 504576.
- "Olga Palagia CV" (PDF). 2014.
- Palagia, Olga (4 November 2014). "The Functions of Greek Art". The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199783304.013.012. ISBN 9780199783304.
- "Olga Palagia lectures on the Parthenon sculptures". Elginism. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "The impact of Alexander the Great on the arts of Greece". Leiden University. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "BBC - A History of the World - About: Transcripts - Episode 27 - Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Visiting Senior Fellows, 1991–1995". www.nga.gov. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
- "Fellowships and Professional Travel Stipends". Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (128): 26–28. 1997. ISSN 0740-7661. JSTOR 40305174.
- "Fellowships and Professional Travel Stipends". Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (135): 36–38. 2004. ISSN 0740-7661. JSTOR 40304610.
- "The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies" (PDF). Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies Annual Report. 2015.
- Docter, Roald (2015). BABESCH Ninth Byvanck lecture Olga Palagia : the impact of Alexander The Great on the arts of Greece. 9. The BABESCH Foundation. hdl:1854/LU-7199118. ISBN 9789073626195.
- "Public lecture of Prof. Olga Palagia, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece - National Archaeological Institute with Museum". naim.bg. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Guest Lecture: Dr. Olga Palagia". Classical Studies. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Public lecture of Prof. Olga Palagia, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece - National Archaeological Institute with Museum". naim.bg. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
- "Fellows Directory - Society of Antiquaries". www.sal.org.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- Palagia, Olga (1982). "A Colossal Statue of a Personification from the Agora of Athens". Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. 51 (1): 99–113. doi:10.2307/147855. ISSN 0018-098X. JSTOR 147855.
- Liddel, Peter (2005). Palagia, O.; Tracy, S. V. (eds.). "Athens under the Macedonians". The Classical Review. 55 (2): 587–589. doi:10.1093/clrevj/bni321. ISSN 0009-840X. JSTOR 3873883.
- Constantakopoulou, Christy (2008). "Reception - (H.R.) Goette and (O.) Palagia Eds. Ludwig Ross und Griechenland. Akten des Internationalen Kolloquiums, Athen, 2.-3. Oktober 2002 = Ludwig Ross και η Eλλάδα. Πρακτικά του Διεθνούζ συνεδρίου, Aθήνα, 2-3 Oκτοβρίου 2002. (Internationale Archäologie. Studia honoraria 24). Rahden, Westfalen: Verlag Marie Leidorf, 2005. Pp. xii + 350, illus. €69.80. 9783896464248". The Journal of Hellenic Studies. 128: 297. doi:10.1017/S0075426900001488. ISSN 2041-4099.
- Prost, Francis (2010). "Olga Palagia (Ed.), Greek Sculpture. Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods. Cambridge, University Press, 2006". L'Antiquité Classique. 79 (1): 720–721.
- Francis, Jane (2006). "Greek Sculpture, Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods ed. by Olga Palagia (review)". Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada. 6 (2): 259–264. doi:10.1353/mou.2006.0031. ISSN 1913-5416.
- "Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods". www.caareviews.org. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- Athenian Potters and Painters Volume II. Oxbow Books. 2009. ISBN 9781842173503. JSTOR j.ctt1cfr7pd.
- King, Cynthia (2010). "Review of: Art in Athens during the Peloponnesian War". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. ISSN 1055-7660.
- Winter, Eva (2011). "Review of: Samothracian Connections: Essays in Honor of James R. McCredie". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. ISSN 1055-7660.
- The Motya charioteer - an alternative view Lecture given by Olga Palagia for the Hellenic Society at The British Museum in 2012
- Sculptural display in ancient Greek temples Lecture given by Olga Palagia at Senate House in London on 28 June 2017 as part of the 'Sculptural Display' lectures by the Hellenic and Roman Societies.
- Olga Palagia on WorldCat