Marden Nichols (Ph.D. University of Cambridge) was at the Walters Art Museum from 2011-2013 as Assistant Curator of Ancient Art. She is a classicist, whose research focuses on the literature, art and culture of the Roman republic and early empire. Her monograph Vitruvius on Display: Domestic Decor and Roman Self-Fashioning at the End of the Republic is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.Recent articles discuss ancient Roman domestic decor and the moral discourse of luxury, the authorial personae of Horace and Vitruvius, the satirist Persius, and the reception history of plaster cast replicas of classical art. She is currently an assistant professor at Georgetown University.

The Roman House at Hopkins

In the past two decades, Roman domestic art and architecture has become a lively field of scholarly inquiry.  For the ancient Romans, the house was not merely a private space for interacting with family and close friends, but a nexus for a wide range of social rituals and activities.  As such, the topic of the […]

The Roman House at Hopkins

In the past two decades, Roman domestic art and architecture has become a lively field of scholarly inquiry.  For the ancient Romans, the house was not merely a private space for interacting with family and close friends, but a nexus for a wide range of social rituals and activities.  As such, the topic of the […]