Nicholas D. Cahill

(608) 263.8980

202 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00–4:00pm and by appointment.

Nicholas D. Cahill


Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley, 1991
M.A. University of California-Berkeley, 1984
B.A. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1981

Research Interests

Greek and Roman art and archaeology; Near Eastern and especially Anatolian art and archaeology; Greek city planning and social organization; Archaic Greece; Interrelations between Greece and the Near East; Achaemenid Persia; Greek epigraphy.



Household and City Organization at Olynthus (Yale University Press, 2002).

“Lydian Houses, Domestic Assemblages and Household Size”, Near Eastern Archaeology, 2002.

“Olynthus and Greek Town Planning”, Classical World 93.5 (2000).



AH 115: Freshman Seminar: Greek Art in Society
AH 201: Ancient to Medieval Art
AH 300: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
AH 301: Greek Painting
AH 302: Greek Sculpture
AH 303: Hellenistic Art
AH 304: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
AH 405: Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece
AH 505: Proseminar in Ancient Art:
– Marriage and Death in Greek Art
– The Building Program of Pericles in Athens
– Life and Art: Pompeii and Herculaneum (Fall 2009)
AH 700: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
AH 704: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
AH 805: Graduate Seminar in Ancient Art:
– From Midas to Mausolus: Art of Anatolia
– The Art of the Greek Household
– The Art and Archaeology of Greek Colonization
– Ancient Urbanism and Imagined Cities in Antiquity
– The Provinces of the Achaemenid Persian Empire