Rhiannon Pare is a doctoral student in classical art and archaeology. She graduated from Arizona State University with three concurrent degrees in art history, history, and classical studies (summa cum laude). In addition, she earned a certificate in medieval and Renaissance studies. After graduating, she participated in the American School of Classical Studies Athens Summer Session and the American Academy in Rome Summer Program, then continued on to intern at the American Academy Archaeological Museum. She has presented in conferences of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, with a paper entitled "Flames of the Feline: Exploring the Liminal and Trans-human Nature of the Cat in Medieval and Renaissance Art," accepted for publication in the conference volume. Her interests include visual representation of myth and its impact on religion and civilization; the tragic heroine in Greek art, its interplay with literature, and its potential insight into the overall culture; and the dynamics of power and propaganda in imperial Roman statuary.