Art History - The Caryatid Project Recommended Resources


Dr. Katherine Schwab and Dana Westrup '10 discuss the hairstylng project.

Suggested Bibliography

  • Antoniadis, Costis, ed., 2008. The Creative Photograph in Archaeology. Athens, Benaki Museum.
  • Bartman, Elizabeth, 2001. "Hair and the Artifice of Roman Female Adornment," American Journal of Archaeology 105:1, 1-25.
  • Bartman, Elizabeth, 1999. Portraits of Livia. Imaging the Imperial Woman in Augustan Rome. Cambridge University Press.
  • Blomberg, Marilyn, 1985. "Five Greek Gold Earrings in the Medelhavsmuseet," Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 20, 53-62.
  • Harrison, Evelyn B, 1986. "Greek Scupltured Coiffures and Ritual Haircuts," Early Greek Cult Practice: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute at Athens, 26-29, June, 1986. Eds. R. Hagg, N. Marinatos, G.C. Nordquist, 247-254.
  • Hurwit, Jeffrey M., 2004. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge University Press.
  • Lauter, Hans, 1976. Die Koren des Erechtheion. Antike Plastik 16.
  • Lee, Mireille, 2000. "Deciphering Gender in Minoan Dress," in Alison Rautman, ed. Reading the Body: Representations and Remains in the Archaeological Record. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Lewis, Sian, 2002. The Athenian Woman. Routledge.
  • Levine, Molly Myerowitz, 1995. "The Gendered Grammar of Ancient Mediterranean Hair," in Howard Eilberg-Schwartz and Wendy Doniger, eds. Off with Her Head: The Denial of Women's Identity in Myth, Religion, and Culture. Berkeley, 76-130.
  • Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd, 2003. Aphrodite's Tortoise: The Veiled Woman of Ancient Greece. Swansea.
  • Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd and Sue Blondell, eds. Women's Dress in the Ancient Greek World
  • Oakley, John and Rebecca Sinos, 1993. The Wedding in Ancient Athens. University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Papanikolaou, Alexander, 1994. "The Restoration of the Erechtheion," in Acropolis Restoration, ed. by Richard Economakis (London, Academy Editions) 136-49.
  • Vlassopoulou, Christina, 2006. The Athenian Acropolis: The Monuments and the Museum. Athens.

Suggested Websites

DVD Information

View a three-minute clip of the DVD The Caryatid Hairstyling Project, produced by the Media Center of Fairfield University. To Purchase a copy, contact Tiffany Davidson, Museum Assistant, in the Bellarmine Museum of Art at


September 2015: "Fairfield University and the Greek American Community" Greek News. September 21, 2015. (PDF)
May 2015: “The Rachel haircut of 2015? Hairdos of the Ancient Greeks brought to life,” The Independent, May 26, 2015
May 2015: “How did they do that ‘do?” The Washington Post, May 22, 2015
March 2015: “Living Stone Maidens: The Caryatid Hairstyles Project,” Greek News, March 8, 1 and 32 (PDF)
February 2015: “Caryatids Come Alive at Greek Consulate,” The National Herald, February 28 – March 6, 2015, 4 (PDF)
Summer 2014: 2,500-Year-Old Greek Statues Sparkle After Facelift. National Geographic.
Spring 2013: The Blue Skirt. The Brearley Middle School Paper.
January 13, 2013: "Six Beautiful Maidens: The Korai of the Acropolis Museum." Online interview and article with Marianthi Milona, on National Public Radio of Germany. Listen online or read a transcript.
November, 7, 2012: "Grecian formula: Archeologist unravels the ancient hairdos of the Caryatid" in the Greenwich Citizen
August 20, 2012: Online interview with Marianthi Milona, on National Public Radio of Germany.
Spring 2012: The Blue Skirt. The Brearley Middle School Newspaper
February 9, 2012: Interview with Bill Buschel on "Graffiti," for Hellenic Public Radio
April 17, 2011: Greek News
February, 2011: ARTnews article (PDF) and website
May-July, 2010: Wandering EducatorThe National Herald
April 14, 2010: Front page of To Vima in Athens, Greece
April 8, 2010: Press release from Fairfield University

Related Information

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Art History - The Caryatid Hairstyling Project Past and Present Media and Events

Lectures, Poster Sessions, Publications, Exhibitions, Screenings and Presentations:

  • "Classical Hairstyles: Identity and Fashion," Bucknell University, October 27, 2015
  • "Classical Hairstyles: Identity and Fashion," Trinity College, March 7, 2015
  • "Classical Hairstyles: Identity, Society and Fashion," Timken Museum of Art, May 5, 2016


  • “The Meaning and Technique of Hair in Ancient Greek Art,” ATINER, June 1, 2015
  • “The Caryatid Hairstyles,”The Brearley School, New York City, April 14, 2015
  • “The Caryatid Hairstyling Project,” Fairfield University, March 30, 2015
  • “The Caryatid Hairstyles,” The Marymount School, New York City, November 12, 2013
  • "How to Look Like a Greek Goddess”, March 3, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Wilton Public Library for teens in grades 6-12. 
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles from the Athenian Acropolis: technique and meaning" Archaeological Associates of Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, October 18, 2012 
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyling Project," ARTiria, Lefkada, Greece, June 9, 2012, screening 
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles," The Brearley School, New York City, April 24, 2012
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles," Kouros Gallery, New York City, April 17, 2012
  • "Investigating the Surface: Hairstyles of the Athenian Caryatids," Department of Classics, Amherst College, March 27, 2012
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles: How to Braid Your Hair Like a Greek Goddess," Fairfield University Bookstore, February 15, 2012
  • "Typologies of the Caryatid Coiffures," poster session presentation, 114th Annual Meeting, Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, January 6, 2012
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles" A.G.A.P.W. (Association of Greek American Professional Women), World Bar, Trump World Tower, New York City, September 13, 2011
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles," ESEDY (Greek Foreign Affairs Diplomats' Spouses Association), Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, June 14, 2011
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyling Project and DVD Screening," Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, April 23, 2011
  • "Investigating the Surface: the Parthenon Metopes and the Caryatid Hairstyles," co-sponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Friends of the New Acropolis Museum, Greek Embassy, Washington, D.C., April 7, 2011
  • "The Athenian Acropolis: The Restoration Project and New Acropolis Museum," and screening of the Caryatid Hairstyling Project, Speaker Series, White Sands Residential Community, La Jolla, California, March 21, 2011
  • "The Caryatid Hairstyles: Reality and Meaning (or how to braid your hair like a Greek goddess)," Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University, February 8, 2011
  • "Gifts from Athens," AHEPA, New Britain chapter, January 25, 2011
  • "Investigating the Surface: the Parthenon Metopes and the Caryatid Hairstyles," Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, October 19, 2010


  • “Photographs of the Caryatid Hairstyling Project,” Greek Consulate General in New York City,
  • February 25-March 27, 2015; Greek Embassy, Washington, D.C. , April 30-June 26, 2015
  • “Hair in the Classical World,” Bellarmine Museum of Art, Fairfield University, October 7-December 18, 2015 

Film Festivals:



Katherine A. Schwab and Marice Rose, “Fishtail Braids and the Caryatid Hairstyling Project: Fashion Today and in Ancient Athens,” Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style, vol. 4.2 (2015) 1-24.

Related Information

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