Larissa Bonfante (born March 27, 1931, in Naples, Italy) is an Italian-American classicist, Professor of Classics emerita at New York University and an authority on Etruscan language and culture.
Born in Naples, a daughter of professor
Giuliano Bonfante, Bonfante studied fine arts and classics at [1 ] Barnard College, earning her B.A. in 1954; she completed her M.A. in classics from the University of Cincinnati in 1957 and her Ph.D. in art history and archaeology at Columbia University in 1966. She studied at Columbia with Otto Brendel. Bonfante received the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement in 2007 from the Archaeological Institute of America. [2 ]
Selected publications [ edit ]
1970. "Roman Triumphs and Etruscan Kings: The Changing Face of the Triumph."
Journal of Roman Studies 60:49-66. 1975.
Etruscan dress. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press. Reviews: American Journal of Archaeology 81.2:253-254 1979.
The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim. translator, with Alexandra Bonfante-Warren. 1981.
Out of Etruria : Etruscan influence north and south. Oxford: BAR. (with
Giuliano Bonfante) The Etruscan language: an introduction, 1983 1986. ed.
Etruscan life and afterlife: a handbook of Etruscan studies. Wayne State University Press. 1989. "Nudity as a Costume in Classical Art."
American Journal of Archaeology 93.4:543-70. 1990.
Reading The Past Etruscan. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1997
USA / 3, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum 2001.
Italy and Cyprus in antiquity, 1500-450 BC : proceedings of an international symposium held at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, November 16-18 2000. Nicosia: Costakis and Leto Severis Foundation. 2006. (with
Judith Swaddling) Etruscan myths. University of Texas Press. 2006. (with Blair Fowlkes).
Classical antiquities at New York University. Rome: "L'Erma" di Bretschneider. 2011.
The barbarians of ancient Europe: realities and interactions. Cambridge University Press. 2013.
The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim. Bilingual Edition.
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