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Nanno Ourania Marinatos
Professor and Department Head

Education:
BA, MA, PhD University of Colorado at Boulder

Professor Marinatos' CV

Areas of Research and Publication:
Greek Religion, Minoan religion, History of Scholarship, Thucydides and Herodotus

Recent Publications:

-Sir Arthur Evans and Minoan Crete. Creating The Vision of Knossos. (I. B. Tauris. London 2015).

-Akrotiri, Biography of a Lost City (in Greek). Athens: Militos Press, 2014.

“Spyridon Iakovides and Spyridon Marinatos” (in Greek) Mentor 109, 2014, 161-172.

-Spyridon Marinatos his Life and Times edited by Eleni Matzourani and Nanno Marinatos. Athens: Kardamitsas 2014.

-“Theft of Herakleion Museum 1938”, Mentor 2014, 270-76 (in Greek).

-“Myth, Ritual, Symbolism and the Solar Goddess” in Metaphysis edited by R. Laffineur and F. Blakolmer. Aegaeum. Liege 2015(forthcoming).

-“Citizen of Minos: Spyridon Marinatos and Sir Arthur Evans” in E. Matzourani and N. Marinatos eds., Spyridon Marinatos, His Life and Times. Athens 2014, 111-120.

-Evans and his Vision of Knossos (forthcoming with I.B. Tauris)

-“Minoan Religion”, The  Cambridge History of the Religions in the Ancient World. v. 1, ed. Rene Michele Salzman and Marvin A. Sweeney. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2013, 237-255.

-The University of Michigan 12th Annual Arthur and Mary Platsis Symposium Sunday Sept 29, 2 PM. Nanno Marinatos: "Minoan Monotheism: Was Sir Arthur Evans Right?" Kenneth Lapatin: Inventing the Minoans

-“The Debate over Egyptian Monotheism: Richard Wilkinson’s Perspective”, in  Pearce Paul Creasman ed., Archaeological Research in the Valley of the Kings and Ancient Thebes. Papers Presented in Honor of Richard H. Wilkinson. University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition. V. 1. 2013, 173-179.

- "Bull Games in Minoan Crete: Social and Symbolic Dimensions" delivered at Cambridge University Sept. 15, 2012 (forthcoming) 

- "Levantine, Egyptian and Greek Conceptions of the Beyond" in K. DOWDEN-N. LIVINGSTONE (eds.) Blackwell's Companion to Greek Mythology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2011), pp. (with Nicolas Wyatt).

- A Story of Lions: Palatial Ideology in Egypt, Knossos, Mycenae" Philistor. Studies in Honor of Kostis Davaras, E. Matzourani and Philip P. Betancourt, eds., INSTAP Academic Press, Philadelphia PA, 2012, pp. 113-118.

- Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess. University of Illinois Press 2010. Reviewed by Colin Renfrew, Times Literary Supplement. Reviewed by Sir John Boardman in Interdisciplinary Journal Common Knowledge Volume 18, Number 2. (published by Duke)

- "The Pseudo-Minoan Nestor Ring and Its Egyptian Iconography" Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, 2, 2011, pp. 17-27 (with Briana Jackson).

-"Light and Darkness and Archaic Greek Cosmography" in Menelaos Christopoulos, Efimia D. Karakantza and Olga Levaniouk, editors, Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion, Lanham • Boulder • New York • Toronto • Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books 2010, pp. 193-200.

- "Elysion and Egypt, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, 2, 2010, 13-24. (with Sebastian A. Anderson).

- "Lions from Tell el Dab'a", Egypt and the Levant 20, 2010, pp. 325-356.

- "The So-Called Hell and Sinners in the Odyssey and Homeric Cosmology", Numen 56, 2009,186-197.

- "The Indebtedness of Minoan Religion to Egyptian Solar Religion: Was Sir Arthur Evans Right?" Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 2009.

- Co-authored Book: Taureador Scenes in Tell el Dab'a (Avaris) and Knossos. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften.Vienna 2007
(with Manfred Bietak and Clairy Palyvou)

- "Minoan Beliefs of the Afterlife" in From the Land of the Labyrinth. Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Onassis Foundation. New York 2008. 143-145.

- "The King of the Lilies and Sacral Kingship in Minoan Crete" in Ph. Betancourt, M. C. Nelson, and H. Williams eds., Krinoi kai Limenes. Studies in Honor of Joseph and Maria Shaw. INSTAP Academic Press, 2007, 272-276.

- "The Minoan Mother Goddess and her Son" in S. Bickel, S. Schroer, R. Schurte and Ch. Uehlinger, eds., Bilder as Quellen, Images as Sources. Studies on Ancient Near Eastern artefacts and the Bible inspired by the work of Othmar Keel. Academic Press Fribourg Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Göttingen 2007, 349-363.

- "Proskynesis and Minoan Theocracy" in Stefanos Aristeios (Festschrift Stephan Hiller). Archaeologische Forschungen zwischen Nil und Istros. Felix Lang, Claus Reinholdt, Joerg Weilhartnereds. Wien 2007, Phoibos verlag. 179-186.

- Review of Mark Munn. The Mother of Gods, Athens and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion. Berkeley and LA, UCP 2006. in American Historical Review, June 2007, 908.

- "Aegean Religions" in Encyclopedia of Religions, Univ. of Chicago Press 2005, pp.37-44.

- "The Dog Pursuit scenes from Tell el Dab'a and Kea" (with L. Morgan) in. L. Morgan ed., Aegean Wall Painting, a Tribute to Mark Cameron. BSA 13, London 2005, 119-122.

- "The ideals of manhood in Minoan Crete", in. L. Morgan ed., Aegean Wall Painting, A Tribute to Mark Cameron. BSA 13, London 2005, pp. 149- 158.

- "Symbolic Forms of Sacrificial Imagery in the Eastern Mediterranean" in R. Hägg ed., Greek Sacrificial Ritual, Olympian and Chthonian, Stockholm 2005, 25-27.

Courses Recently Taught (2005-2008)
-Greek Mythology (Classics 208)
-Near Eastern Myth (Classics 260)
-The Iliad (Classics 298. In English)
-The Iliad (Classics 299. In Ancient Greek)
-Thucydides (Classics 298)
-Herodotus (Classics 298)
-Seminar on Mediterranean Literature: The Beyond (Classics 390)

- Work in Progress:
- Forged Rings and Paradigms. Sir Arthur Evans and Minoan Religion. A book-length study of the history of the rings of Minos and Nestor and an investigation of the history of ideas.
- Thucydides, Justice and the Cosmos: a study of Thucydides’ values and his cosmology.

BOOKS

JUST PUBLISHED (2015).

Sir Arthur Evans and Minoan Crete. Creating the Vision of Knossos. (I.B. TAURIS,
http://www.amazon.com/Sir-Arthur-Evans-Minoan-Crete/dp/1780768117).

Akrotiri. The Biography of a Lost City (in Greek) (MILITOS PRESS,
http://www.greekbooks.gr/books/lefkomata/akrotiri-santorini.product)