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Anthony F. Mangieri, Ph.D.

Anthony F. Mangieri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Art and Art History

Dr. Anthony F. Mangieri is an Associate Professor of Art History and Coordinator of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. He holds a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman art from Emory University, as well as an M.A. from Hunter College and a B.A. from Pace University. His research primarily focuses on Greek vase-painting, iconography, Classical mythology, dress and adornment, and issues of gender and sexuality in the ancient world. He is the author of Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War (Routledge, 2018) and is currently working on his second book, tentatively titled Epic Dress: Textile Ornament and Meaning in Greek Art.

Featured Fall 2023

Muse and Mercy

Exploring Fine and Decorative Arts at Salve Regina University

Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri

Summary:   Muse and Mercy is the definitive guide to Salve Regina University’s collections of fine and decorative arts. This book highlights 75 museum-quality works across a range of mediums. Of particular historical importance are the period rooms and works that decorate the Gilded Age mansions that comprise Salve’s campus. Just under 200 color illustrations and historical photographs visually document the University’s impressive collections, and many works are published for the first time. An interpretive essay accompanying each catalog entry locates works within their original historical contexts, thus, revealing their artistic and cultural significance.
Through the visual arts, we learn about the lives of historical people, what was important to them, and the world in which they lived. This book helps to unravel these stories for readers who want to learn more about art, the Gilded Age, and Salve Regina University.

Published by Salve Regina University, 2022.

McKillop Library Main Collection:   NA735.N54 J655 2022

Featured Spring/Fall 2018

Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art

Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

Anthony F. Mangieri

Summary:   The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not practice human sacrifice, so why then do the myths of virgin sacrifice appear persistently in art and literature for over a millennium? Dr. Anthony F. Mangieri’s book seeks to answer this question.

This book tells the stories of the sacrificial maidens in order to help the reader discover the meanings bound up in these myths for historical people. In exploring the representations of Iphigeneia and Polyxena in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art, this book offers a broader cultural history that reveals what people in the ancient world were seeking in these stories. The result is an interdisciplinary study that offers new interpretations on the meaning of the sacrificial virgin as a cultural and ideological construction. This is the first book-length study of virgin sacrifice in ancient art and the first to provide an interpretive framework within which to understand its imagery.

MLA Citation

Mangieri, A. F. (2018). Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War. New York, NY: Routledge.


McKillop Library Main Collection:   NX652.W6 M36 2018

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