Dimitra Andrianou, Associate Researcher
Northern Greece Program
National Hellenic Research Foundation
Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity (KERA)
48 Vas. Konstantinou Ave.
116 35 Athens, Greece
tel: +30 210 7273694
fax: +30 210 7234145
Dimitra Andrianou was born in Athens in 1970. She graduated from the Department of Archaeology and Art History, University of Athens, and continued her graduate studies as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (MA in Archaeology and Architecture, 1997) and Bryn Mawr College (PhD in Hellenistic Archaeology, 2003). Her PhD thesis is entitled "Επιπλα: Reconstructing Furnished Interiors in Hellenistic Greece." In 2003 she was a post-doctoral fellow and recipient of the Hirsch Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Dimitra Andrianou has excavated extensively in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and taught various archaeological courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College. She has worked as a research assistant at the Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) and as a museum intern at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. In 2010 she was awarded a prize by the Academy of Athens for her monograph The Furniture and Furnishings of Ancient Greek Houses and Tombs (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Since 2004 she is a member of the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity.
Hellenistic and Roman art and archaeology, public and private architecture, Hellenistic epigraphy, urban planning, regionalism, ethnicity, religion, vernacular studies, cultural contact and assimilation.
Major ongoing projects
Corpus of Inscriptions from Lower Macedonia (in collaboration)
Study of funerary tombstones from Aegean Thrace
- Andrianou, D. The Furniture and Furnishings of Ancient Greek Houses and Tombs (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
- Andrianou, D., et.al. Reviving Vitruvius: Six Centuries of De Architectura (Annotated Catalogue of Editions at the University of Pennsylvania, 1996)
Selected recent articles
"Eternal Comfort: Funerary Textiles in Late Classical and Hellenistic Greece" in M. Carroll and J. P. Wild (eds.) Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity, Amberley Publishing 2012, pp. 42-61.
"Κλίναι σφιγγόποδες, lecti deliaca specie and cenae Serapiacae: Material and epigraphic evidence for Hellenistic bed-couches on Delos," in S. Ladstatter and V. Scheibelreiter, Stadtisches Wohnen im ostlichen Mittelmeerraum, Vienna 2010, pp. 595-604.
''A World in Miniature: Hellenistic Miniature Furniture in Context'' BABesch 82:1 (2007), pp. 41-50.
''Late Classical and Hellenistic Furniture and Furnishings in the Epigraphical Record,'' Hesperia 75:4 (2006), pp. 561-584.
''Chairs, Beds and Tables: Evidence for Furnished Interiors in Hellenistic Greece,'' Hesperia 75:2 (2006), pp. 219-266.