Mont Allen | LCIT | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Mont Allen

Associate Professor - Classics and Art History, Classics Advisor

Mont Allen

Office: Faner 2031

Phone: 618-453-5403


Mont Allen is an art historian & archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean world.  His research interests include Greek and Roman funerary sculpture, ancient sculptural tools and techniques, Greek mythology, Roman painting, Late Antique religions, intellectual history, and urban geography.He is a specialist above all in ancient Roman sarcophagi: those elaborate stone coffins, often lavishly carved with stories from Greek mythology, that rich Romans commissioned to receive their corpses and accompany them into eternity.

His academic research and other work, including a blog on Roman sarcophagi, strives to introduce these beautiful, astonishing, and profoundly strange relics of antiquity's most important civilization to a modern audience.

For Mont's full profile please see his website.