David K. Pettegrew
Greek and Roman History, Late Antiquity, Mediterranean Archaeology,
266 Boyer Hall
717-766-2511 x 2738
Ancient History, The Ohio State University 2006
Ancient History, The Ohio State University, 2000
Anthropology, Greek, Wright State University, 1998
Pettegrew is an historian of the Ancient Mediterranean World. His research
centers on integrating archaeological and textual evidence to narrate local
history, especially cities and landscapes. He teaches courses in Latin, Greek
and Roman History, Late Antiquity, and Historical Archaeology. Before
arriving at Messiah College in 2006, he was Associate Member of the American
School of Classical Studies at Athens where he was conducting research on a
dissertation called Corinth on the
Isthmus: The End of An Ancient Landscape. In addition to his historical
research, he is a professional archaeologist who has participated in
archaeological programs in southern Ohio, Kythera and Corinth in Greece, and
Larnaka, Cyprus. He is co-director of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological
Project, which is investigating Hellenistic and Roman coastal sites
in Cyprus, and regularly takes students to Cyprus or Greece in May-June. He
lives in Camp Hill, PA, with his wife, Katie, and baby boy James.
- Latin I
- Latin II
- Intermediate Latin
- History of Western Civilization I
- Roman History
- Late Antiquity: AD 250-700
- Historical Archaeology: Greece
- Medieval Europe: AD 700-1500
- The History and Archaeology of
Cyprus (Study Abroad Course)
- Christianity and Culture in the
World of Late Antiquity (First-Year Seminar)
- Cross-Cultural Course to Albania
and Greece (May 2011)
and Fortifications at Vayia in the Southeast Corinthia," with W.R.
Caraher and Sarah James, Hesperia
79.3 (2010), 385-415.
Survey and the Boom-and-Bust Countryside: Rereading the Archaeological
Evidence for Episodic Abandonment in the Late Roman Corinthia," International Journal of Historical
Archaeology, 14.2 (2010), 215-229.
- "Surveying Late Antique Cyprus," with W.R. Caraher and R.S. Moore, Near Eastern Archaeology 71.1-2
End of Ancient Corinth? Views from the Landscape," in W.R. Caraher,
L.J. Hall, and R.S. Moore (eds.), Archaeology
and History in Roman, Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece: Studies on Method
and Meaning in Honor of Timothy E. Gregory, Burlington, VT: Ashgate
Press, 2008, 249-266.
Project: Second Preliminary Report (2005-2006 Seasons)," with W.R.
Caraher, R.S. Moore, and J.S. Noller, Report
of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, 2007, 293-306.
Busy Countryside of Late Roman Corinth: Interpreting Ceramic Data Produced
by Regional Archaeological Surveys," Hesperia 76.4 (2007), 743-784.
Sea and Mountain: The Archaeology of a 20th Century 'Small
World' in the Upland Basins of the Southeastern Korinthia," with W.R.
Caraher, T.E. Gregory, and L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, Paper presented at
the Modern Greek Studies Association Biennial Symposium, Vancouver,
the Promenade: the Isthmus of Corinth in the Roman Mediterranean,"
Invited lecture, presented for the Central Michigan chapter of the
Archaeological Institute of America, Michigan State University, April
and Exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Model from Cyprus," with
W.R. Caraher and R.S. Moore, Paper presented at the International
Conference of Classical Archaeology, Rome, Italy, September 2008.
- "Ancient Corinth and the Christianization of the Mediterranean
World," Paper presented at the 26th
Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, Bluffton College,
Bluffton, Ohio, September 2008.
- "Corinthian Suburbia: Patterning Settlement at the
Crossroads of Roman Greece," Invited
lecture, presented for the Mediterranean Archaeology Lunchtime Lectures
Series at the University of
Pennsylvania, April 2008.
David has two major projects under way. The Isthmus of Corinth: Crossroads of the
Mediterranean World examines the commercial and maritime facility of
Corinth's important eastern territory, the isthmus that connected southern and
northern Greece. The other project, The
Ancient Coastal Towns of Pyla: Koutsopetria, Vigla, Kokkinokremos, is a
volume detailing archaeological work in Cyprus and is co-edited with Drs. M.
Hadjicosti, W.R. Caraher, and R.S. Moore. He has articles under review on Roman
settlement patterns in the Corinthia, Greece and the diolkos of Corinth, and he will be delivering papers this semester
on the diolkos and the Corinthian