Angeliki Tzanetou

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Angeliki Tzanetou (B.A. University of Athens, Ph.D. University of Illinois) joined the department in 2005. Her research interests include Greek drama, Greek political theory, gender and religion. She is the author of City of SuppliantsTragedy and the Athenian Empire (University of Texas Press 2012) and editor of the special issue of Illinois Classical Studies 40.2 (2015) on Greek and Roman Drama. She co-edited (with Maryline Parca) Finding PersephoneWomen’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean, Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture series (Indiana University Press 2007) and Gender, East and West (Special issue of Classical World 109. 2 [2016]). She is co-editor of Illinois Classical Studies (2016-). Among her current projects is a study of motherhood in Greek literature and society.



  • City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire . University of Texas Press, 2012.
  • Parca, M.. Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean . Indiana University Press, 2007.

Book Contributions

  • "Citizen-Mothers on the Tragic Stage." Mothering and Motherhood in the Ancient Greece and Rome. 2012.
  • "“Supplication and Empire in Athenian Tragedy” ." “Why Athens? Reappraising Tragic Politics” . Ed. D. Carter. Oxford University Press, 2011. 305-324.
  • "Supplication and Empire in Athenian Tragedy." Why Athens? Reappraising Tragic Politics. 2011.
  • "Does Oedipus Become a Citizen? (Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus)." Antiphilēsis: Studies on Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature and Culture In Honour of John Theophanes A. Papademetriou. 2009.
  • "“Ritual and Gender: Critical Perspectives”." "Fiinding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean ". Ed. A. Tzanetou and M. Parca. Indiana University Press, 2007. 3-26.