Hugo Meyer has published his research on Hellenistic sculpture in three articles that appeared jointly in volume 97 of the Bullettino della commissione archeologica comunale archeologica communale di Roma (in English). The emphasis is on the portraiture of the Pergamene and Seleucid kings as well as on questions regarding the chronology of ideal sculpture of the period. His book titled “Prunkkameen und Staatsdenkmäler römischer Kaiser: Neue Perspektiven zur Kunst der frühen Prinzipatszeit” (Luxury Cameos and State Monuments of Roman Emperors: New Perspectives on Early Imperial Art) appeared in 2000. It is an exercise in the hermeneutics of Roman art leading to a thorough revision of the currently accepted chronological grid. Meyer is preparing a follow-up volume. He has also written for the exhibition A Seleucid in Egypt at the Staatliche Sammlung Agyptischer Kunst in Munich (2000) and for the catalogue of Roman sculpture in the Princeton University Art Museum (2001). A project carries the working title “On Femininity”, it discusses major works like the great frieze from the “Villa of the Mysteries,” the reliefs from the temple of Apollo at Bassai, and the Aldobrandini Nuptials. Older work on Phidias’s Lemmian Athena is continued in an article for the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Ein Seleukide in Ägypten. Recherchen zu Aegyptiaca in Studien zur Erwerbungsgeschichte der Sammlung 2, (Munich: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, 2000); Prunkkameen und Staatsdenkmäler römischer Kaiser: Neue Perspektiven zur Kunst der frühen Prinzipatszeit (Munich: Biering und Brinkmann, 2000).