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Professor of Latin Literature



Faculty of Philology (Department of Classics)
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
University Campus Zografou  
157 84 Athens, Greece                      



Latin literature, specifically the literature of the Augustan Age; Latin Epic; Roman Comedy, especially Plautus; The reception of Homer and Hellenistic poetry in the literature of the Augustan Age and the Early Empire; The Ideology and the Language of Leadership in the Age of Augustus


  • 1988-1992, University of Crete, Greece,  B.A. (Classical Philology)
  • 1993-1995, University of Texas at Austin,  M.A. (Classics)
  • 1995-1998, University of Texas at Austin,  Ph.D. (Classics) 
  • Doct. Dissertation: Romanizing the Greeks in Vergil’s Aeneid. Supervisor: Prof. K. Galinsky


  • 2007-   : The National and Kapodistrian University ofA thens, Department of Philology, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
  • 2002-2007: The University of Cyprus, Department of Classics and Philosophy, Lecturer                                       
  • 2000-2002: The University of Ohio,Akron, Department of Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 1998-2000: The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Department of Classics, Lecturer
  • 1995-1997: The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Classics, Assistant Instructor


  1. Epic Succession and Dissension: Ovid, Metamorphoses 13.623-14.582, and the Reinvention of the Aeneid. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte 73 (Berlin/New York: Walter De Gruyter, 2005). ISBN 3-11-018326-9.
  2. Redesigning Achilles: The ‘Recycling’ of the Epic Cycle in Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.1-13.620. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte 89 (Berlin/New York: Walter De Gruyter, 2007). ISBN 978-3-11-020048-5.
  3. Titi Macci Plauti, Miles Gloriosus. Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Series En Kyklo. Ancient Literature 4 (Athens: Smili, 2009) ISBN 978-960-6880-01-8. [in Greek]
  4. (with A.K. Petrides), New Perspectives on Postclassical Comedy. Series Pierides 2 (Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). ISBN 978-1443824118.
  5. “The Translation Politics of a Political Translation: The Case of Augustus’ Res Gestae,” in S. McElduff and E. Sciarrino, eds, A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the History of Western Translation,Manchester: St Jerome Publishing, 2011, 62-74.
  6. “Postclassical Comedy and the Composition of Roman Comedy,” in S. Papaioannou and A.K. Petrides, eds, New Trends on Postclassical Comedy,Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, 146-175.
  7. “The Passage to Hesperia”, in ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΙΝΗ ΜΟΥΣΑ: Συνέχεια και Τάσεις στην Ελληνιστική Ποίηση [ALEXANDRIAN MUSE: Continuity and Trends in Hellenistic Poetry], K. Spanoudakis and F. Manakidou, eds. (Athens 2008), 645-700 [in Greek].