Peter Schultz received his BA in Art History, Philosophy and
Classics from Concordia College in 1994, his MA in Art History from Vanderbilt
University in 1997, and a PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Athens in 2003.
Dr. Schultz has held advanced fellowships from the Fulbright
Foundation, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Fritz-Thyssen
Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung and the American School
of Classical Studies, Athens. He is the editor of Early Hellenistic
Portraiture: Image, Style, Context (with Ralf von den Hoff;
2007 Cambridge University Press), Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult: Ritual, Context,
Iconography (with Jesper Jensen, George Hinge and Bronwen Wickkiser; 2009 Århus
University Press), Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World
(with Ralf von den Hoff; 2009 Oxbow Press) as well as the author of numerous articles
on Athenian art, architecture and topography.
His primary research interests include Greek sculpture and architecture,
archaeological theory, Macedonian history before Alexander and modern
Greek poetry and landscape. Peter is currently completing monographs
on the sculptural program of the temple of Athena Nike in Athens and
on the social history of Greek art, both for Cambridge University Press.
Peter’s expertise and extensive knowledge about the specific cultures
and politics, along with the archaeological findings and Athenian art add
more depth to our work.
Known for his ability to see things in a somewhat different light to many
of his colleagues, Peter is an invaluable member of the team who not only
lends enormous experience and is prepared to air new views, question
the status quo and push for new approaches to standard concepts.
John Svolos, Scientific Advisor
John Svolos is our architectural and scientific advisor. See the main menu item 'scientific advisor' (above) to read about John's involvement in the 3D reconstruction, and about his extensive expertise and specific knowledge about the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus.
Bronwen Wickkiser is the author of numerous articles on Greek religion and medicine as well as of a book on the healing god Asclepius (Asklepios, Medicine, and the Politics of Healing in Fifth-Century Greece: Between Craft and Cult; Johns Hopkins, 2008). She is also coeditor of Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult: Ritual, Context, Iconography (with Jesper Jensen, George Hinge and Peter Schultz; Aarhus University Press, 2009).
Dr. Wickkiser teaches at Wabash College in Indiana where she is Theodore Bedrick Associate Professor of Classics.
Having earned her BA in Latin from Oberlin College and MA and PhD in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin, Bronwen’s years of research and writing about Asclepius and Epidaurus have been funded by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, among other institutions.
More info on Dr. Wickkiser’s work can be found here:
John has built all the sanctuary 3D reconstructions that are featured on this website. He has worked with our scientific advisor John Svolos to ensure the models are accurate to the best research available. This quest for accuracy will extend into the forthcoming
work that will include the reconstructions of the Temple
of Artemis and the Propylaea gateway to the sanctuary.
Contributing colleagues :
An archaeologist at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Yannis has been working at the XXth Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities for twelve years, mainly on the island of Lesbos.
Alexandra Lesk PhD
Alex comes from Canada, where she completed a Biochemistry and Classical Archaeology double major at Dartmouth College, before pursuing a Master’s degree at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and then a PhD at the University of Cincinnati in Classical Archaeology.
An award-winning copywriter and producer with some thirty years in the business, Saina is also the co-producer, co-director and co-writer of the Erechtheion pilot at our sister website.