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Colleen Kron

Colleen Kron

Colleen Kron

Graduate Associate


Program: PhD Greek & Latin, GISRAM
Advisor: Fritz Graf 

Image: Museum Morsbroich, Christine Hill, “Small Business”

Areas of Expertise

  • Greek & Roman Epigraphy
  • Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • Classical Reception & Street Art


  • BA, Northwestern University
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania


  • Forthcoming 2022. “How to Become Immortal and Ageless: Affording Belief in Epitaphs with Extraordinary Claims.” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte.
  • 2020. “Myth on the Wall: Images of Antiquity in Contemporary Street Art.” In 21st Century Popular Classics (New Voices in Classical Reception Studies CP 2) edited by Jenny Messenger and Rossana Zetti, pp. 69-86.

Conference Activity

  • 2022. "The Strength of Ambiguity: Constructing Belief in the Apotheosis of Julia, daughter of Nikias (IG Bulg. I2 345)." Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies.
  • 2021. "Children in the Thiasos? Evidence for the Initiation of Children into Orphic-Bacchic Mystery Cults." Greek Religion Seminar, Swedish Institute at Athens.
  • 2021. "Pruning, Prayer, and Piaculum: Managing Ecological Fluctuations in the Acta Arvalia." STREAMS: Transformative Environmental Humanities, Ancient Environments Panel. 
  • 2020. (with Morgan Amonett & James C. Wolfe). "Greek & Latin Annotation for the Herodotos Project: Challenges and Prospectus." Herodotos Project 2020: Ethnohistory and Digital Science – A Digital Conference. 
  • 2020. "Going Greek on the Edge of Rome: The “Heroön” of Atilia Pomptilla." Third North American Congress of Greek And Latin Epigraphy.
  • 2019. (with Brian Joseph, Christopher Brown, James C. Wolfe, et al.) "What’s in A Name? Issues in Named Entity Recognition." American Name Society Annual Meeting. 
  • 2019. "An Infant μύστης at Pelinna? Evidence for the Initiation of Children in Bacchic-Orphic Mystery Cults." Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies.
  • 2018. "Myth on The Wall: Perceptions of Antiquity in Contemporary Street Art." Celtic Conference in Classics: Democratizing Classics Panel.
  • 2018. "Prometheus Bound in a Sicilian Performance Context." Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Jacobi Stipendium, DAI Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik
  • Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth, OSU Center for the Study of Religion
  • Nicholas G. Howe Grant, OSU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • A.G. Woodhead Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, OSU Department of Classics

Service and Outreach

  • Outreach Officer, Columbus Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
  • Communications Committee Chair, American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy