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Caroline Vout

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Nationality  British
Occupation  Academic

Name  Caroline Vout

Books  Sex on Show: Seeing th, Power and Eroticism in Imperial, The Hills of Rome: Signature

Alma mater  University of Cambridge

Nero and the art of dissolution - Dr Caroline Vout

Caroline Vout (b. c. 1972) is a British classicist and art historian. As of 2015 she is a reader in classics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Christ's College.


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Vout was born in Durham. She read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, graduating in 1991, before taking a master's degree in Roman and Byzantine Art at the Courtauld Institute. She then returned to Cambridge for her doctorate, which was supervised by Keith Hopkins and Mary Beard.

Upon finishing her doctorate she lectured at the Universities of Bristol and Nottingham until being appointed to her current position in 2006.

She curated an exhibition on Antinous at the Moore Institute in Leeds and is on the academic advisory panel for the department of Greek and Roman antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. She has written for The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian, and appeared on the 2011 BBC Four documentary Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up In History and on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.


  • Antinous: the Face of the Antique. Leeds: Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, 2006.
  • Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • The Hills of Rome: Signature of an Eternal City. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
  • Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome. London: British Museum Press, 2013
  • Epic Visions: Visuality in Greek and Latin Epic and its Reception. (co-edited with Helen Lovet). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Awards

  • The Art Book Award (awarded by the Association of Art Historians) for Antinous; 2008. (Not available online to non-members.)
  • Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2008
  • Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London
  • References

    Caroline Vout Wikipedia

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