Marie Spiro is a specialist in Late Roman and Early Christian art and archaeology, with a particular interest in the study of mosaics. For many years she was an assistant director of a Tunisian archaeological project and she served as an assistant director and mosaic specialist of the University of Maryland archaeological excavations at Caesarea Maratima in Israel, under the auspices of the Joint Expedition. At both sites, she examined and recorded Roman and Christian floor mosaics which she then published. She is the author of A Critical Corpus of the Mosaic Pavements on the Greek Mainland, Fourth/Sixth Centuries, with Architectural Surveys and co-author of three volumes in the series, Corpus des mosaiques de Tunisie. Articles, book reviews, and catalogue descriptions have appeared in the American Journal of Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, Bulletin d'Information de l'Association Internationale pour l'Étude de la Mosaique Antique, and the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Professor Spiro has also contributed essays to three volumes: IL60: Essays in Honor of Irving Lavin on his Sixtieth Birthday, Caesarea Papers, and to the publication of the Center of Byzantine Research on medieval Albania. At present she is preparing a book on workshop practices, patronage, and inscriptions in mosaic pavements in Greece, and continuing her research on calendrical and seasonal cycles in the Greek East.
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