Professor Steven L. Tuck, Ph.D.

Professor Steven L. Tuck
  • Miami University
  • University of Michigan
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Professor Steven L. Tuck is Professor of Classics at Miami University. After earning his B.A. in History and Classics at Indiana University, he received his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. He held the postdoctoral Arthur and Joyce Gordon Fellowship in Latin epigraphy at The Ohio State University.

An esteemed teacher, Professor Tuck received the 2013 E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award, Miami University’s highest honor for innovative and effective undergraduate teaching. In addition, the Archaeological Institute of America, North America’s oldest and largest organization devoted to archaeology, presented him with its Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2014. He also has been named a Distinguished Scholar and an Altman Faculty Scholar at Miami University.

Professor Tuck has conducted archaeological fieldwork and research in Italy, Greece, England, and Egypt. He has directed more than a dozen study tours in Italy, concentrated on the city of Rome and the area around the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Island of Capri. He has given more than 50 public lectures, including as a national lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America.

Professor Tuck is the author of numerous articles featured in international journals on such topics as the lives of sailors in the Roman navy, the schedule of gladiatorial games at Pompeii, the decorative program of the amphitheater at Capua, the professional organizations of spectacle performers, Roman sculpture, and triumphal imagery across the ancient Roman world. He is the author of the forthcoming A History of Roman Art, a lavishly illustrated introduction to the topic.

Professor Tuck has taught two previous Great Courses: Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City and Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity’s Greatest Empire.
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 "Prof Tuck has relaxed presentation that brings this monumental subject matter informally into your home in a fascinating manner."

 

"Professor Tuck did a great job - not too dense, enthusiastic, well-organized, informative, and light-hearted. We are now fans. Recommend highly." 

 

"Professor Tuck is so enthusiastic about his material that you get that "you are there" feeling about ancient Pompeii. I bought his course before planning a trip, and it will definitely mean that I spend more time at Pompeii when I go."

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44 Courses and Sets

  1. The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World Sale

    The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World, tour awe-inspiring structures of the ancient world with Professor Steven L. Tuck. As you make your way through these storied sites—some of which no longer exist—you’ll also delve into an exploration of the meaning of power and the ways it operated in societies across the globe.
  2. Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City Sale

    Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In the 24 enthralling lectures of Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City, eminent classicist and Professor Steven L. Tuck resurrects the long-lost lives of aristocrats, merchants, slaves, and other individuals from this imperial Roman city—made famous for its demise after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The result is an unprecedented view of life as it was lived in this ancient culture and an...
  3. The Mysterious Etruscans Sale

    The Mysterious Etruscans

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
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    The Etruscans were the original inhabitants of central Italy. Centuries before Rome’s rise, they built cities along fortified hilltops, developed a system of roads, and invented the “Roman” arch. While they had their own system of government and their own myths, the Etruscans borrowed much from the Greeks—and gave much to the Romans. Without them, much of the foundations of Western civilization would...
  4. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire Sale

    Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
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    How did ancient Rome communicate its civic and cultural values to its citizens? Award-winning Professor Steven L. Tuck, in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire, examines how Rome connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. Featuring more than 1,000 sumptuous...
  5. Cities of the Ancient World Sale

    Cities of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $24.95 $269.95 $24.95$269.95
    We live in a world of cities—for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment—and reflecting on ancient models of the “city” as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for our culture today. Cities of the Ancient World is your opportunity to survey the breadth of the ancient world through the context of its urban development. These 24 eye-opening lectures not only...
  6. (Set) Medieval World & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire  Set

    (Set) Medieval World & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    Embark on unforgettable, in-depth journeys through two of the most important eras in the history of Western civilization with this course set. Find out what it was like to live during the Middle Ages with The Medieval World. Then, travel back even farther and learn how ancient Rome communicated civic and cultural values to its citizens with Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire.
  7. (Set) Experiencing Rome & Rome and the Barbarians  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Rome & Rome and the Barbarians

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    What was it like to live in ancient Rome, both during its heights and as it was transformed during barbarian invasions? Find out in this intriguing two-course set. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire examines how Rome connected with its people through spectacles and shared experiences such as public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. Rome and the Barbarians tells the...
  8. (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul & Experiencing Rome  Set

    (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul & Experiencing Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
  9. (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & How the Earth Works  Set

    (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & How the Earth Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  10. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Ex Set

    Experiencing Rome: A Visual Ex

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    Travel back in time to witness the visual marvels of the ancient Roman world and the unique cultures that came after its fall in this stunning course set. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire examines how Rome connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. Late Antiquity:...
  11. (Set)  Become an Educated Traveler Set

    (Set) Become an Educated Traveler

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $4,424.40 Starting at $4,424.40 $4,424.40 $4,424.40$4,424.40
    Whether you jet-set all over the world, or travel from your armchair with the aid of these gorgeously visual courses, the 12-course set on Becoming an Educated Traveler will give you everything you need to make the most of your trips. Travel from Rome to China, as well as back and forth in time, to learn from renowned experts about the context and history for some of the most amazing places in the world.
  12. (Set) Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire & History of Ancient Egypt Set

    (Set) Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$894.90
  13. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Ex Set

    Experiencing Rome: A Visual Ex

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,004.85 Starting at $1,004.85 $1,004.85 $1,004.85$1,004.85
    Unearth fascinating insights about life in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome with this thrilling three-course set. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire examines how Rome connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. In Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and...
  14. (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
    Go back and time and unearth long-buried secrets from one of the greatest civilizations in the ancient world. First, explore the long-lost lives of aristocrats, merchants, slaves, and other individuals from the destroyed city of Pompeii with Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City. Then, get a fascinating overview of the figures, events, and themes from Roman civilization with A History of Ancient Rome.
  15. Experiencing Rome & Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece Set

    Experiencing Rome & Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    Travel back in time and explore the wonders of two of the greatest ancient civilizations in the history of Western civilization. First, learn how ancient Rome communicated civic and cultural values to its citizens in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire. Next, in Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome, walk through dozens of ancient Greek and Roman sites alongside a...
  16. (Set)  World's Greatest Natural Wonders & Pompeii Set

    (Set) World's Greatest Natural Wonders & Pompeii

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  17. (Set) Seeing the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Seeing the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,189.80 Starting at $1,189.80 $1,404.80 $1,189.80$1,404.80
  18. (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration  Set

    (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration

    Steven L. Tuck
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Experience everyday life in the Roman Empire with this richly illustrated two-course set delivered by eminent classicist and Professor Steven L. Tuck. In the 24 enthralling lectures of Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City, Professor Tuck resurrects the imperial city made famous for its demise after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. From there, learn how ancient Rome communicated civic and cultural...
  19. Emperors of Rome & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration o Set on sale

    Emperors of Rome & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration o

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $661.00 Starting at $88.90 $749.90 $88.90$749.90
    Uncover unique insights into the powerful leaders and visual experiences that made ancient Rome one of the greatest civilizations in ancient history with this two-course set. Start with Emperors of Rome, a penetrating 36-lecture course that introduces you to some of the most powerful rulers who ever lived, including Augustus, Claudius, Caligula, Nero, and Constantine. Then, in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration...
  20. (Set) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World  & Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City  Set

    (Set) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World & Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90