Dr. Steven L. Tuck


Professor Steven L. Tuck

+1 513-529-9718
Upham Hall, 276 Oxford, OH 45056


  • Ohio State University, A.E. Gordon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latin Epigraphy
  • University of Michigan, PhD, Classical Art and Archaeology
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Art History and Archaeology
  • Indiana University, BA, Classics and History


  • Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Ancient Campania and the city of Pompeii
  • Roman Spectacle, Natural Disasters, and Imperial Government


  • HST 227 History of Ancient Rome
  • Greek and Roman Historians
  • History of ANcient Greece
  • Age of Augustus
  • Classical Mythology
  • Greek and Roman Historians
  • Greek and Roman Architecture
  • Greek and Roman Cities
  • Greek and Roman Sculpture
  • Greek and Roman Decorative Arts
  • Greek and Roman Painting & Mosaics
  • Imperial Historians and their Sources
  • Latin Epigraphy
  • Roman Spectacle
  • Roman Civilization


• A History of Roman Art. 2nd edition. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2021.
• “Ludi and Factions as Organizations of Performers” Oxford Handbook of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World pp. 534-544 2021
• “Terrae Motu Conlapsum: A post-earthquake rebuilding inscription at Pompeii in imperial and local contexts” The Classical Journal 117.1 pp. 69-92 2021
• “Grounding the Ny Carlsberg Vespasian: Analysis and Alternatives” Grounding Roman Sculpture. Selected Papers in Ancient Art and Architecture. Archaeological Institute of America, 2020.
• “Harbors of Refuge: Post-Vesuvian Population Shifts in Italian Harbor Communities” Reflections: Harbour City Deathscapes in Roman Italy and Beyond. Analecta Romana Instituti Danici – Supplementum LIII pp. 63-77, 2020.
• “The Ancient Roman Origins of Government Disaster Response” Origins: Current events in historical perspective http://origins.osu.edu/connecting-history/roman-government-disaster-response 2020.
• “Classical Corner: Searching for Survivors from the AD 79 Eruption of Vesuvius”Biblical Archaeology Review pp.17-18 Jan/Feb 2020.
• “Was the Tempestas of AD 62 at Ostia actually a Tsunami?” Classical Journal 114.4 pp. 439-464, 2019.



  • Humanities Center Grant, Symposium Support Miami University 2019
  • Research Apprenticeship Award Humanities Center, Miami University 2019-20
  • Summer Research Appointment Miami University 2016
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Archaeological Institute of America, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities 2013
  • E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award, Miami University, 2012
  • Outstanding Professor Award, Miami University, 2007, 08, 09
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Miami University, 2005


  • Gods and Mortals in Ancient Mediterranean Art:
  • Ancient Sculpture from the Pyramid Hill Collection In production April 2020
  • “Prometheus at Pompeii” Submitted to Rivista di Studi Pompeiani April 2020
  • “Refugees and the Eruption of AD 79” Submitted to The Oxford Handbook of Pompeii and environs Jan 2020