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


  • 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. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
  • Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison & De Criscio Collections. University of Michigan Press, 2006.
  • “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.

  • “Imperial Image-making”

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome Blackwell pp.109-128, 2016.

  • “Epigraphy and Patronage” The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture 407-422, 2015.
  • “Nasty, Brutish and Short? The Facts of Life in the Roman Imperial Navy”

Ancient Documents and Their Contexts. Brill pp. 212-229, 2015.


  • 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
  • A History of Roman Art 2nd Wiley-Blackwell Submitted Dec. 2019
  • “Terrae Motu Conlapsum: Subverting Imperial Responsibility in an Earthquake Rebuilding Inscription at Pompeii?” Submitted to Classical Journal May 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