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Mont Allen

Mont Allen, Associate Professor

Art History & Classics

Mont Allen is an art historian & archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean world. His research interests include Greek and Roman funerary sculpture, ancient sculptural tools and techniques, Greek mythology, Roman painting, Late Antique religions, intellectual history, and urban geography.

He is a specialist above all in ancient Roman sarcophagi: those elaborate stone coffins, often lavishly carved with stories from Greek mythology, that rich Romans commissioned to receive their corpses and accompany them into eternity. His academic research and other work, including a blog on Roman sarcophagi, strives to introduce these beautiful, astonishing, and profoundly strange relics of antiquity's most important civilization to a modern audience.

Mont Allen Phone: 618-536-5571
Email: montallen@siu.edu
Office: Faner Hall 2031
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