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Rebecca Levitan

Dr Rebecca Levitan

Lecturer in Greek Art




I received my PhD in Ancient Mediterranean Art from the History of Art Department at University of California, Berkeley in 2023. Before arriving at King’s, I held fellowships at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Academy in Rome, and the British School at Rome. These opportunities also supported archaeological fieldwork in Greece and Italy and further research in Turkey and Jordan.

I am currently working on my first monograph, which focuses on a Hellenistic sculptural type known as “the Pasquino Group” and its Roman marble copies, including their long afterlives. I am also collaborating with a small international team on an archaeological project related to colossal sculpture in the Archaic Mediterranean and am affiliated with the "Materiality of Incarceration in Mediterranean Antiquity" project, based at the University of Copenhagen.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Ancient Mediterranean sculpture and its afterlives
  • Reception of classical art and architecture in Europe and the United States
  • Materiality and production
  • Museum practice and collection history
  • Digital tools and their application to the study of ancient art and archaeology

Selected publications

Levitan, R., E. Levine, H. Öztürk, D. Nenova. “Colossus at the Crossroads: Reexamining a Hellenistic Cult Statue of Herakles from Kleonai” In American Journal of Archaeology Vol 127.2 (April 2023): 241-62.