Nathan Arrington specializes in Greek art and archaeology. He is currently working on a book about military casualties in fifth-century Athens, examining how monuments, images, and spaces mediated the memory of the dead. Other research interests include: architectural sculpture and sacred space, the development of panhellenic sanctuaries, the topography of Athens, and the archaeology of northern Greece.
Arrington co-directs the Princeton-Greek Excavation and Survey of the Molyvoti Peninsula. This five-year project, which will begin in summer 2013 pending the final approval of the Greek government, gathers a large team of specialists, graduate students, and undergraduates to investigate a 7th-4th cen. BC city on the Thracian coast of northern Greece identified as ancient Stryme. Arrington's prior archaeological fieldwork was conducted in Russia, Israel, Cyprus, and, on mainland Greece, at Mycenae, Nemea, and Corinth.
Arrington received an A.B. summa cum laude in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University, an M.Phil. in Classics from the University of Cambridge, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been awarded fellowships from the Gates Cambridge Trust and the Fulbright Foundation.
“Topographic Semantics: The Location of the Athenian Public Cemetery and its Significance for the Nascent Democracy,” Hesperia 79 (2010), 499-539.
“Inscribing Defeat: The Commemorative Dynamics of the Athenian Casualty Lists,” Classical Antiquity 30 (2011), 179-212.
Book Review of Matthias Haake, Michael Jung (ed.), Griechische Heiligtümer als Erinnerungsorte: von der Archaik bis in den Hellenismus. Erträge einer internationalen Tagung in Münster, 20.-21. Januar 2006. Alte Geschichte. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2012.03.32.
“The Form(s) and Date(s) of a Classical War Monument: Re-evaluating IG I³ 1163 and the Case for Delion,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 181 (2012), 61-75.