Antony Augoustakis

Head, Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies

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Biography

Antony Augoustakis (B.A. University of Crete 1994, Ph.D. Brown 2001) is Professor of Classics and Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2013-2016) and President of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (2015-2016). He is affiliated with the Department of Medieval Studies, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, and the Center for Translation Studies. He is the editor of Illinois Classical Studies. His research interests include Latin imperial epic, Roman drama and historiography, women in antiquity, and gender theory. He is the author of Statius, Thebaid 8 (Oxford University Press, 2016), Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (Oxford University Press, Oxford Readings in Classical Literature and Gender Theory, 2010) and Plautus’ Mercator (Bryn Mawr Latin Commentaries, 2009). He is the editor of Oxford Readings in Flavian Epic (Oxford University Press, 2016), Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (Leiden, 2014), Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic (Oxford University Press, 2013), the Blackwell Companion to Terence  (co-editor with Ariana Traill; Wiley/Blackwell, 2013), the Brill Companion to Silius Italicus (Leiden, 2009), and Statius’s Silvae and the Poetics of Intimacy (guest editor with Carole Newlands; Arethusa 40 (2007)). Current projects include a monograph on Death and Ritual in Flavian Epic, four co-edited volumes, on STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen (with Monica Cyrino, Edinburgh University Press), on Fides in Flavian Literature (with Claire Stocks and Emma Buckley), on New Heroes on Screen (with Stacie Raucci), and on Flavian Campania (with R. Joy Littlewood), as well as two commentaries, one on Book 3 of Silius Italicus’ Punica (with R. J. Littlewood) and one on Pseudo-Seneca's Hercules Oetaeus.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Latin imperial epic, Roman drama and historiography, women in antiquity, and gender theory

Education

  • Ph.D. in Classics, Brown 2001 (1995-2000)
  • B.A. in Greek Philology, University of Crete 1994 (1990-1994)

Distinctions / Awards

  • Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2015)
  • Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2013-2016)
  • Associate Fellow, Center for Advanced Study (2014-2015)

Courses

  • LAT 520 Statius' Thebaid

Office Hours

  • By appointment