Paul Rehak's Publications

Last update: 13 December 2011; inaugural date: 1 December 2004

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This site is under construction; when completed, it will contain a list of all of Paul Rehak's published and unpublished work.


Solo-Authored


Books
1995ed., The Role of the Ruler in the Prehistoric Aegean (Aegaeum 11, Liege 1995).
2006Imperium and Cosmos: Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius, edited by John G. Younger (Wisconsin Studies in Classics), University of Wisconsin Press: Madison 2006. Available in hardcopy, paperback, and e-book.


Book Chapters
1995"Preface" and "Entrhoned Figures in Aegean Art and the Function of the Mycenaean Megaron." In: The Role of the Ruler in the Prehistoric Aegean (Aegaeum 11), edited by P. Rehak, 7-8 and 95-117. Liège & Austin: Université de Liège and the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin.
2002"Imag(in)ing a Women's World in Prehistoric Greece: The Frescoes from Xeste 3 at Akrotiri," in N. Rabinowitz and L. Auanger eds., Among Women. From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World (University of Texas Press, 2002): 34-59.
2004"Crocus Costumes in Aegean Art," in Anne P. Chapin ed., CHARIS. Essays in Honor of Sara A. Immerwahr (Hesperia Supplement 33; University of Texas Press, 2004): 85-100.


Articles (see below for articles co-authored)
1984"New Observations on the Mycenaean 'Warrior Goddess'," Archäologischer Anzeiger (1984) 535-545.
1990"The Ionic Temple Relief in the Capitoline - The Temple of Victory on the Palatine?," Journal of Roman Archaeology 3 (1990) 172-186.
1990"Livia's Dedication in the Temple of Divus Augustus on the Palatine," Latomus (1990) 117-125.
1992"Minoan Vessels with Figure-Eight Shields: Antecedents to the Knossos Throneroom Alabastra," Opuscula Atheniensia 19 (1992) 115-124.
1992"Tradition and Innovation in the Fresco from Room 31 in the 'Cult Center' at Mycenae," in R. Laffineur and J. Crowley eds., EIKON. Aegean Bronze Age Iconography (Aegaeum 8), 39-62. Liège & Austin: Université de Liège and the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin.
1993"A New Linear A Inscription from Pyrgos, Southern Crete," American School of Classical Studies at Athens Newsletter, 32 (Fall 1993) 2.
1994"The Aegean 'Priest' on CMS I.223," Kadmos 33.1 (1994) 76-84.
1995"The 'Genius' in Mycenaean Glyptic: the Later Evolution of an Aegean Cult Figure," in I. Pini ed., Sceaux Minoens et Myceniens. IVe symposium international, 10-12 septembre 1992, Clermont-Ferrand, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, Beiheft 5 (Berlin 1995) 215-231.
1995"The Ritual Destruction of Minoan Art?" Archaeological News 19 (June, 1995) 1-6.
1995"The Use and Destruction of Minoan Stone Bull's Head Rhyta." In: POLITEIA. Society and State in the Aegean Bronze Age (Aegaeum 12), R. Laffineur and W.-D. Niemeier, eds., 435-60. Liège & Austin, Université de Liège and the Program for Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin, 1995.
1996"Aegean Breechcloths, Kilts and the Keftiu Paintings," American Journal of Archaeology 100 (1996) 35-51.
1997"Aegean Art before and after the LM I B Cretan Destructions," in R. Laffineur and P. Betancourt, eds., TECHNE. Craftsmen, Craftswomen, and Craftmanship in the Aegean Bronze Age (Aegaeum 15), 51-66. Liège & Austin: Université de Liège and the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin.
1997"The Role of Religious Painting in the Function of the Minoan Villa: The Case of Ayia Triadha," in R. Hägg ed., The Function of the 'Minoan Villa' (Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Athen, 40, Stockholm 1997) 163-174.
1998"Aegean Natives in the Theban Tomb Paintings: The Keftiu Revisited," in E.H. Cline and D. Harris-Cline eds., The Aegean and the Orient in the Second Millennium (Aegaeum 18), 39-50. Liège & Austin: Université de Liège and the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin.
1998"Unfinished Hair and the Installation of the Pedimental Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. In: STEPHANOS. Studies in Honor of Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway (University Museum Monograph 100), K. Hartswick and M. Sturgeon, eds., 193-208. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1998.
1998"The Construction of Gender in Late Bronze Age Aegean Art. A Prolegomenon." In: Redefining Archaeology: Feminist Perspectives, edited by M. Casey, D. Donlon, J. Hope and S. Wellfare eds., pp. 191-98. Canberra: ANH Publications 1998.
1999"The Aegean Landscape and the Body: A New Interpretation of the Thera Frescoes," in N.L. Wicker and B. Arnold eds., From the Ground Up: Beyond Gender Theory in Archaeology. Proceedings of the Fifth Gender and Archaeology Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 1998 (British Archaeological Reports - International Series 812, 1999) 11-22.
1999"The Monkey Frieze from Xeste 3, Room 4: Reconstruction and Interpretation," in P. Betancourt, V. Karageorghis, R. Laffienur, and W.-D. Niemeier eds., MELETEMATA. Studies in Aegean Archaeology Presented to Malcolm H. Wiener as He Enters His 65th Year (Aegaeum 20, Liege 1999) 705-709.
1999"The Mycenaean Warrior Goddess Revisited," in R. Laffineur ed., POLEMOS. Le contexte guerrier en Égée a l'Âge du Bronze. Actes de la 7è Rencontre égéenne international (Liège, 14-17 avril 1998) (Aegaeum 19), 227-39. Liège & Austin: Université de Liège and the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin.
2000"The Isopata Ring and the Question of Narrative in Neopalatial Glypic," in I. Pini, Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel, Beiheft 6: Minoisch-mykenische Glyptik. Stil, Ikonographie, Funktion (2000) 269-75.
2001"Aeneas or Numa? Rethinking the Meaning of the Ara Pacis Augustae ," Art Bulletin 83.2 (June 2001) 190-208
2001"The Fourth Flamen of the Ara Pacis Augustae, " Journal of Roman Archaeology 14 (2001) 284-288


Abstracts
1982"New Observations on the Mycenaean 'Armed Goddess'," American Journal of Archaeology 86 (1982) 282.
1983"A Claudian Family Portrait Gem in Vienna: A New Interpretation," American Journal of Archaeology 87 (1983) 252-253.
1984"From Aristeia to Eros: The Re-working of a Homeric Star Simile in the Argonautika of Apollonios Rhodios," Abstracts of the American Philological Association
1987"A Reconstruction of the Ara Pietatis Augustae /Ara Gentis Iuliae ," American Journal of Archaeology 91 (1987) 304.
1990"The Statues of Alexander in the Forum of Augustus and the Regia," American Journal of Archaeology 94 (1990) 312.
1993"Enthroned Figures in Aegean Art and the Function of the Mycenaean Megaron," American Journal of Archaeology 97 (1993) 332.
1999"Fragmentation in Minoan Neo-Palatial Art: Stone Relief Rhyta, Bull's Head Rhyta, and Triton Shells," Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 44 (2000) 215.
2000"Augustus and the Obelisks of Egypt," College Art Association, Annual Meeting, February 2000; talk at Kansas University, 5 Feb. 2001.
2000"Aegean 'Priests'," Journal of Prehistoric Religion 14 (2000) 44-45.
2001"Saffron Crocus and Yellow Garments in Aegean Wall-Painting," Colours in Antiquity. Colour and Hue from Egypt to Byzantium. Abstracts and Programme, Department of Classics, University of Edinburgh, 10-13th September 2001 2-3.
2003"The Hairstyle of the 'Thallophoroi' on the Parthenon North Frieze" Archaeological Institute of America 104th Annual Meeting, Abstracts 26 (2003) 6-7.
2004"Greek Votive Relifs and the Processional Friezes of the Ara Pacis Augustae," Archaeological Institute of America 104th Annual Meeting, Abstracts 27 (2004) 104-5
2005"Immortal and Ageless: Artemis in a Bronze Age Fresco from Akrotiri, Thera," Archaeological Institute of America 104th Annual Meeting, Abstracts 28 (2005) 159-60


Book Reviews
1991R. Castleden, Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete (New York, 1991) in The Classical World 85 (1991) 133-134.
1992E. Gazda, ed., Roman Art in the Private Sphere (University of Michigan Press, 1991) in The Classical World 86 (1992) 148-149.
1994N. Marinatos, Minoan Religion. Ritual, Image, and Symbol (University of South Carolina Press, 1993) in The Classical World 88.2 (1994) 133-134.
1994W. Myers, E. Myers, and G. Cadogan, eds., The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete (University of California Press, 1992) in The Classical Bulletin 70 (1994) 19-20.
1994D. E. E. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture (Yale University Press, 1992) in The Ancient World (1994).
1996I. Tournavitou, The 'Ivory Houses' at Mycenae (BSA Suppl. 24, London 1995) in American Journal of Archaeology 100 (1996) 615-616.
1997"Interconnections between the Aegean and the Orient in the Second Millennium B.C.," Review Article of E. Cline, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford 1994); W. V. Davies and Louise Schofield, eds., Egypt, the Aegean and the Levant. Interconnections in the Second Millennium B.C. (London 1995); M. Bietak, Avaris, the Capital of the Hyksos. Recent Excavations at Tell el-Dab'a (London 1996), in American Journal of Archaeology 101 (1997) 399-402.
1998J.L. Fitton, The Discovery of the Greek Bronze Age (Harvard University Press 1996) in The Ancient World (1998).
2003Rodney Castleden, Atlantis Destroyed, (London: Routledge, 2001); in Journal of Anthropological Research, 58 (2002) 428-429.
2002Deborah Tarn Steiner, Images in Mind. Statues in Archaic and Classical Literature and Thought (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001); in American Journal of Philology, 123.3 (2002) 513-516.
2004M. Cultraro, L'Anello di Minosse. Archeologia della Regalità nell'Egeo Minoico (Biblioteca di Archeologia, 31) (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001); in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.01.15 (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2004/2004-01-15.html).


Co-Authored: Paul Rehak and Roman R. Snihurowych

1997"Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture? Medicine, Myth and Matriarchy in the Thera Frescoes"

unpublished paper in full

published abstract: American Philological Association, Abstracts of Papers Presented at the One Hundred Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting (New York 1997) 180


Co-Authored: Paul Rehak and John G. Younger


Book Chapters
2000"Minoan and Mycenaean Administration in the Early Late Bronze Age: An Overview." In: Administrative Documents in the Aegean and their Near Eastern Counterparts. Proceedings of the International Colloquium. Naples, February 29-March 2, 1996, edited by M. Perna, 277-301. Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Ufficio Centrale per i Beni Archivistici, Naples.
2001"Review of Aegean Prehistory VII: Neopalatial, Final Palatial, and Postpalatial Crete; Addendum 1998-1999," in T. Cullen, ed., Aegean Prehistory. A Review (American Journal of Archaeology, Suppl. 1, Boston 2001) Ch. VII: 383-473.
2003"Concluding Remarks." In: Metron. Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by Karen Polinger Foster and Robert Laffineur (Aegaeum 24). Liège and Austin.
2008Chapters 6 "The Material Culture of Neopalatial Crete" & 7 "Minoan Culture: Religion, Burial Customs, Administration" (both with John G. Younger). In: The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by Cynthia Shelmerdine, pp. 140-164 & 165-185. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Articles
1995"A Minoan Roundel From Pyrgos, Southeastern Crete," Kadmos 34 (1995) 81-102 (with J.G. Younger).
1998"Review of Aegean Prehistory VII: Neopalatial, Final Palatial, and Postpalatial Crete," American Journal of Archaeology 102 (1998) 91-173.
1998"International Styles in Ivory Carving in the Bronze Age." In: The Aegean and the Orient in the Second Millennium. Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Symposium, Cincinnati, 18-20 April 1997, edited by Eric H. Cline and Diane Harris-Cline, pp. 229-256. Aegaeum 18. Liège & Austin: Université de Liège and the University of Texas-Austin.
1999"Book Reviews: Editorial Statement,"American Journal of Archaeology 103: 699-700
2009"Technical Observations on the Sculptures from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia," Hesperia 78: 41-105.


Abstracts
1996"Architectural and Administrative Change in Neopalatial Crete," American Journal of Archaeology 100 (1996) 355.
1994"Technical Considerations in the Planning of Minoan Stone Relief Vessels: The Zakros Rhyton," American Journal of Archaeology 98 (1994) 306-307.
1994"Technical Observations as Evidence for Reconstructing the Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia -- The East Pediment," American Journal of Archaeology 98 (1994) 333-334.
1995"The Earliest Mycenaean Administration on the Mainland?" American Journal of Archaeology 99 (1995) 342.
1995"Technical Observations as Evidence for Reconstructing the Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia -- The West Pediment," American Journal of Archaeology 99 (1995) 309.
1996"Architectural and Administrative Change in Neopalatial Crete," American Journal of Archaeology 100 (1996) 355.
1996"Technical Observations on the Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, III: The Metopes," American Journal of Archaeology 100 (1996) 367-368.


Posthumous Studies (edited by John G. Younger)


2005"The 'Sphinx' Head from the Cult Center at Mycenae." In: Autochthon. Papers Presented to O.T.P.K. Dickinson on the Occasion of his Retirement, edited by Anastasia Dakour-Hild and Susan Sherrat, 271-5. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.
2006 Imperium and Cosmos: Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius, edited by John G. Younger (Wisconsin Studies in Classics), University of Wisconsin Press: Madison 2006. Available in hardcopy, paperback, and e-book.
2007"Children's Work: Girls as Acolytes in Aegean Ritual and Cult." In: Coming of Age: Constructions of Childhood in the Ancient World, edited by Jeremy Rutter and Ada Cohen, 205-25. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies, Athens.
2009"Some Unpublished Studies by Paul Rehak on Gender in Aegean Art," edited by John Younger. In: Engendering Prehistoric 'Stratigraphies' in the Aegean and Mediterranean (Aegaeum 30), edited by Katerina Kopaka & Robert Laffineur, pp. 11-17, Liège and Austin: 1) "The Earliest Figure-Eight Shield Friezes in the Aegean and their Meaning," 2) "Aegean Hairpins and Linear A," 3) "Nothing to Do with Myth?" (why Aegean archaeologists have been slow to study gender)


Unpublished Studies by Paul Rehak

almost a complete list (14 June 2009)
1980s"Bronze Age Aegean Tattoos?"facial markings on Mycenaean figurines
1980s"The Rejected First Plan for the Ara Pacis Augustaethe simple altar voted by the Senate on Augustus's return from the west in 13 BC, and rejected by him
1980s, early"A Redating of a Minoan Seal from the Idaean Cave"CMS II3 no. 7, redating it to LM I
1980"Pastas House and Palace in the Argonautica of Apollonios Rhodios"their similarities to a Mycenaean palace
1983"Priestess or Goddess? Iconographic Problems in a Late Bronze Age Fresco from the 'Cult Center' at Mycenae"the lower female in the fresco from the House of the Fresco may be the goddess "Sito Potnia" mentioned in MY Oi 701.
1985"The Date and Meaning of the Ara Gentis Iuliae"altar dates to the early Tiberian period instead of the Claudian
1988"Capitoline Museum 2390: A Relief Fragment from the Interior Frieze of a Julio-Claudian Monumental Altar in Rome"a fragment with patera belongs to two fragments usually identified as the "Ara Pietatis" but probably is the "Ara Gentis Iuliae"
1988/1989"Livia and Tiberius: Conflict over the Institution of the Imperial Cult of 'divus Augustus'""The dedication of shrines and monuments of the imperial cult seems to have been one of the major areas where the two acted together. An implied crisis in the relationship of the two (reached in 22 when Livia dedicated an important image of divus Augustus near the theater of Marcellus and put her name before that of Tiberius) is contradicted by numismatic evidence."
1988?"The 'Deification of Germanicus' Cameo in the Cabinet des Medailles"reinterprets this cameo as the deification of Claudius
1989"The 'thrinkos kuanoio' on the Palace of Alkinoos: A Bronze-Age Survival in the Odyssey?"stone friezes inlaid with blue glass (as at Tiryns) and other architectural features may lie at the basis of Homer's description of Alkinoos' palace
1989?"Pastas House and Megaron in the Argonautica of Apollonius"Hellenistic architectural features contrast with Homeric features in the Argonautica
1989?"The Achaia Alabaster Pyxis"the decoration of Patras 1052 (published: AJA 64 pl. 5 fig. 34; SIMA 55.2, 277 figs. 301, 333) indicates that it was made in LM I-II and was therefore an heirloom by the time of its deposition in a LH IIIB tomb
1990s, early"A Minoan Sealstone in the Metropolitan Museum"CMS XII 288, and the stands for supporting jugs
1990s, early"The Louvre Fragment of the Ara Pacis Augustae: Problems of Identification and Interpretation"much of this is incorporated in Paul's book Imperium & Cosmos, forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press
1990s, early"The Swans of the Ara Pacis Augustaemuch of this is incorporated in Paul's book Imperium & Cosmos, forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press
1990"Jason's Spear as Erotic and Anti-Heroic Metaphor"since the Argonaut Jason's aristeia is his sexual allure, not the military excellence exemplified by Achilles, then the description of his spear is a reminder of the ekphrasis of the cloak given him by Athena
1990"The Portraiture of Livia"a partial catalogue with notes
1990"The Statues of Alexander the Great in the 'Forum Augustum' and the Regia"long version of the abstract published in AJA 94, 1990, 312
1990"Claudius, Livia, and the Rededication of the Temple of Nemesis at Rhamnous"paper delivered at CAMWS, 7 April 1990, Columbia MO
1990?"Minoan Peak Cult and the Mycenaean Mainland"peak sanctuaries on the Mainland reflect an early, experimental stage in the development of Mycenaean religion
1990?"The 'lactans' Gesture in Minoan and Mycenaean Art"a short list of LBA pieces (ivory seal from Archanes, 4 faience plaques from Knossos, 2 glass plaques from the House with the Idols at Mycenae, 2 terracotta figures from the Mycenae Cult Center (68.1584 & 68.1577)
1991"Greek Religion in the Shaft Graves: The Minoan Palatial Connection"the ShGr period may have been one of experimentation, during which the Mycenaeans were importing Minoan cult equipment as part of their negotiation with their evolving identity
1991"The Aegean Sacral Knot, Sacral Robe, and Bull-Netting"some representations of the Sacral Robe "may instead depict a net used in the capture of the sacrificial bull"
1991"The Earliest Figure-Eight Shield Friezes in the Aegean and their Meaning"LM I vases depict friezes of figure-8 shields, implying that fresco versions may have existed as Evans predicted..
1991"The Minoan Netted Bull""netting indicates [that] the animal was first hunted (or captured from the herd), played in bull sports, and finally sacrificed"
1991"Two Girls in Yellow: Thera and Mycenae"Xeste 3's Veiled Girl & the girl held in the hand of the large seated woman from the Cult Center at Mycenae share the same gesture and both wear the 'krotopeplos'
1991?"Four Stages in the Development of Mycenaean Religion"a sketch of the periods MH, LH I, LH II, and LH III, in terms of the development of religious iconography and sanctuaries
1991?"The Date of CMS I.179"sketched arguments for a LM I=-II date
1993"Rethinking the Function of the Mycenaean Megaron" originally for publication in W. Cherf, ed., Alpha to Omega: Studies in Honor of John George Szemler. Chicago: Ares 1993
1992"A Painterly Origin for the Composition on a Gold Ring from the Tiryns Treasure (CMS I.179)"an original painting not only inspired the ring but also the robe of the "Warrior Goddess" in the fresco from the Mycenae House of the Fresco and the large seated woman from the SW Building at Mycenae
1992"Black Africans in Late Bronze Age Greece: The Fresco Evidence"Blacks were in the Aegean as mercenaries and others
1992"The Warrior Carving from Kea"intended to be co-authored with John G. Younger. The incised plaque from Kea showing a helmeted warrior (LB I?) may have been part of a slab flanking or surmounting the main gate at Ayia Irini.
1992a partial attempt to reconstruct the fresco from Thebes, Tomb of Oidipous
1992, Fall"The Pylos Megaron Fresco" or "Baby Griffins" The colors and spiral decorating the bird flying away from the lyre-player in the Throne Room fresco at Pylos match more the conventional colors and decorations for griffins; baby griffins may be common (the Pylos "bird," the "bird" above the griffins on the side panel of the Ayia Triada Sarcophagus). On the IIIC pyxis from Lefkandi, "adult griffins feed their babies, who are shown in a small nest. One wonders, incidentally, what animal the Mycenaeans thought hatched out of the ostrich eggs which they imported into Greece."
1992?"Aegean Hairpins and Linear A"hairpins are connected to women's pubesence
1992-1993"The Findspots of the Zakros Rhyton: New Light on the Destruction of a Minoan Palace"intended to be co-authored with Mark Vandermolen. The rhyton was found in 4 different areas of the west wing of the Zakro palace, apparently deliberately smashed and scattered
1993-4?"A Male Crocus-Gatherer on a Relief Rhyton Fragment from Knossos?"fragment with male at a peak sanctuary with a "kanoun"
1993-4?"The Men of Xeste 3the relationship of the males (as attendants) with the females
1993"Aegean Hairband-Tassels?"on the shaved sideburns, previously thought to be depictions of silver plaques
1993"A Miniature Marble Wine-Pressing Vat from Akrotiri, Thera"Delta 16 may have been a cult storage room, a "Treasury," not only for the storage of foods and beverages but also for "a concentration of imports of the type found in palatial treasuries on Crete."
1993"Minoan-Mycenaean Relationships ca. 1500-1450 B.C."Minoans and Mycenaeans had very different agendas
1993"The Bracelet of the Goddess from Akrotiri, Thera"the lunate bead has associations with Syrian art
1993?"Phaidra, Hippolytus, and a Theran Rite of Passage"Pausanias 1.22.2, 2.32.3 describes a hair-cutting ritual in honor of Hippolytus and Phaidra's slashing of myrtle leaves with her hairpin; this may relate to the Bronze Age use of hairpins and to maturation rituals
1994"The Knossos 'Jewel Fresco' Reconsidered"Since there is no concrete evidence for the woman's neck, it is possible that this fresco showed a male "necklace swinger"
1994"The Mycenae Ivory Triad Reconsidered"after a general description of the piece (including a remark on its being in the round instead of in relief like other Mycenaean ivories), an identification of the child as girl: "Nudity is a characterisc of males of various ages but there seem to be no depictions of young boys who are clothed."
1994drawings and notes on the gypsum blocks from Pyrgos, Cretemany of these are pavers from the upper floor, burnt where they rested on wood slats
1994?"The Robing Scene in the House of the Ladies at Akrotiri -- A New Reconstruction"Turning the surviving gragment of the "seated" woman a quarter-turn counterclockwise and placing it slightly higher allows that second woman to stand (meeting the upturned gaze of the first woman) -- the two therefore are participants in some action involving women.
1995?"A Mycenaean Ivory Pyxis Fragment from Dendra"fragment with lion paw & hoof, reconstructed as a Taweret offering a branch to a goat
1995"Goddess of the Golden Sword and Glorious Fruit: Demeter in Bronze Age Greece"linking the depictions of women in the fresco from the Mycenae House with the Fresco to Demeter
1995"Male Rites of Passage in Minoan Crete? Re-thinking the Chieftain Cup from Ayia Triadha"the unfinished state of the carving and its unique place in Minoan iconography argue against a complete acceptance of the cup as referring to a wide-spread male rite of passage
1995"Nothing to Do with Myth?"a talk for the APA, 1995: gender is an area in Aegean art that needs further work, especially in the areas of color conventions, the morphology of the body, hairstyles, costumes, jewelry, gesture and structure of the human figure in groups and individually. Since the "commanding gesture" is used by both men and women, it cannot be used to distinguish the Mycenaean wanax. "Is it possible that the Mycenaeans never developed a manner for depicting gods, even though they borrowed Minoan conventions for representing goddesses? Problems like suggest that we should be investigating the differences between Minoan and Mycenaean art, before we even begin to tackle the question of possible survivals into the historical age."
1995?"Bronze Age Architectural Relief"a catalogue
1996"Gender and Sexuality in Aegean Art and Classical Myth"a talk given at the Berkshire Conference in Chapel Hill NC, later expanded into "Gender and Sexuality in the Frescoes from Xeste 3 at Akrotiri, Thera"
1996-7"Gender and Skin Color in Bronze Age Aegean Wall Paintings""The simplest explanation continues to be the one originally proposed by Evans" red skin represents male figures, and white skin represents female figures. We might do well to ask ourselves why we 'need' to have only men as bull-leapers, and why we are unwilling to accept that Minoan and Mycenaean constructions of roles for men and women may have differed considerably from our own. Ultimately the modern debate over the meaning and interpretation of skin colors in Aegean paintings may reveal more about our own attitudes toward gender and sexuality than it does about the nature of Minoan and Mycenaean art and society."
1997"Monkey Puzzle: Egypt, Byblos, and the Aegean"2 pithemorphic vessels come from Crete and the Argolid; they probably come from Byblos
1997/8"Matriarchy, Medicine and Myth in Prehistoric Aegean Art"a summary of a lecture given for the AIA lecture series, a general summary of gender studies and more specifically about saffron
1997/8"Mycenae Invents Itself: Power and Propaganda in the Aegean Bronze Age"a summary of a lecture given for the AIA lecture series, the development of Mycenae's identity through a re-invention of tomb type and spolia
1998, 31 March"The Female Landscape: Rereading Aegean Wall-Painting in the Late Bronze Age" a summary of Rehak's thinking about women's rites of passage, including depictions in Xeste 3, Akrotiri, and at Ayia Triada, Knossos. Through the use of the Homeric Hymns Paul works out the identification of the Xeste 3 goddess as Artemis (see his paper "Immortal and Ageless," 2004 & 2005).
1998, 18 May"Aegean Women and Saffron Crocus: The Frescoes from Xeste 3 at Akrotiri, Thera"a summary of Rehak's thinking at the time, including a full assessment of the value of the vitamin A in saffron
1998"An Aegean Sealstone in the British Museum"re: CMS VII 158, a figure wearing a figure-8 shield and holding a pair of swords flanked by "Sacred Robes" (a combination of motifs known elsewhere) (another version of this study suggests the flanking objects are squills)
1998"Minoan Stone Relief Vessels with Pictorial Scenes"catalogue with commentary and illustrations of all fragments at the same scale (cf. the abstract, BICS 44, 2000, 215), to develop into a monograph co-authored with John G. Younger
1998"Porphyry"a short catalogue of porphyry sculpture
1998"Visual Similes in Bronze Age Aegean Art"citing similes on the MY ShGr Lion Hunt dagger, a stele from ShGr V, cylinder seal V 2.585; these suggest epic in the LH I period.
2000"Aegean 'Priests': Re-thinking a Glyptic Image"abstract for the POTNIA conference, 12-15 April 2000: a catalogue of "figures in banded robes", "probably palatial administrators rather than priests"
2001"The Aegean BA Garment Range"a list, amounting to 36 different types of costumes and their pieces
2002"Saffron Crocus and Yellow Garments in Aegean Wall-Painting"a talk for the conference "Colours in Antiquity," held in Edinburgh, 8-11 September 2001; a finished paper was prepared, but he decided not to have published; the conference has been published: Colour in the Ancient Mediterranean World edited by Liza Cleland and Karen Stears, with Glenys Davies (BAR S1267; available through the David Brown Book Co.).
2003"The Aegean Griffin and Its Eastern Cousins: Origins, Transmission, Adaptation"title for a proposed talk for the EMPORION conference, 14-17 April 2004
2003"Two 'Priestesses' in the Frescoes from Akrotiri, Thera"a commentary on the West House priestess and Xeste 3's Veiled Girl
2004"Immortal and Ageless: Artemis in a Bronze Age Fresco from Akrotiri, Thera"a paper that Paul meant for publication in the Art Bulletin; Paul submitted an abstract for a talk for the 2005 AIA meetings, I gave that talk (6 January 2005) and Paul's abstract was published (see his Abstract publications for 2005)
2004"Women and Children on the Ara Pacis Augustae." A paper given at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, St Louis MO, 16 April 2004.


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