Christopher A. Pfaff

Associate Professor of Classics
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Contact Information

321 Dodd Hall
FALL 2021 TERM

Directing the ASCS Corinth Excavations

Christopher Pfaff (B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A. University of Minnesota, M.A. and Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts of New York University) serves both as an associate professor in the Department of Classics at Florida State University and the Director of the Corinth Excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. His work focuses primarily on Greek art and architecture. He is the author of The Argive Heraion, I: The Architecture of the Classical Temple of Hera (Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2003), and he has written articles on various aspects of the Argive Heraion and on the Archaic architecture and Early Iron Age finds of Corinth. He is currently preparing a monograph (co-authored with Carol Lawton) on the architectural sculpture of the Classical Temple of Hera at the Argive Heraion.

Recent graduate courses taught include: The Athenian Acropolis, Athenian Painted Pottery of the 6th and 5th Centuries B.C, Eighth-century B.C. Greece, Greek Orientalizing Art, Greek Art and Archaeology of the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C., Principles of Greek Architecture, Greek Temples, Greek Votives and Votive Practice, Corinth: Greek City and Roman Colony, Issues in Heritage Management.

Prospective Students: Prof. Pfaff is currently accepting graduate students.


Research Interests
  • Greek Art and Archaeology