BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece

PAPAIOANNOU, SOPHIA

Professor of Latin literature
spapaioan[at]phil.uoa[dot]gr

Sophia Papaioannou teaches Latin language and literature at the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She received her BA in Classical Philology (1992) from the University of Crete, and her MA (1995) and PhD (1998) in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2007 she taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Akron and the University of Cyprus. In 2019 she was Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University, Center for Hellenic Studies, and in summer 2019 as invited expert she taught Greek and Roman mythology at the international summer school of Beijing Foreign Studies University in China. Her research interests include the Latin literature of the Augustan Age, Roman Comedy, Ancient epic, Classical reception, and she has published several books and articles on the above topics.

Main Research interests

Latin Literature of the Augustan Age and the Early Empire, especially Vergil and Ovid, Roman Comedy, Ancient epic, Classical reception

 

Select recent publications

  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: De Gruyter, 2005).
  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: De Gruyter, 2007).
  3. Titi Macci Plauti, Miles Gloriosus, Translation with an Introduction and Commentary [In Greek] (Athens: Smili, 2009). Second edition, 2010.
  4. (with A.K. Petrides) New Perspectives on Post-Classical Comedy. Pierides II. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
  5. Terence and Interpretation. Pierides IV. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
  6. (with Patricia Johnston and Attilio Mastrocinque) Animals in Greek and Roman Religion and Myth. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
  7. (with Andreas Serafim and Beatrice da Vela) The Theatre of Justice: Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric. Leiden/New York: Brill 2017.
  8. (with Andreas Serafim and Kyriakos Demetriou) The Ancient Art of Persuasion Across Genres and Topics. Leiden: Brill (International Studies for the History of Rhetoric). Leiden: Brill 2019.