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Completed PhD Theses

 

Below is a list of completed theses within the department in the last decade.


  • Peter Agócs: The Language of Genre: A Study of Epinician Poetry (2010)
  • Margarita Alexandrou: A Commentary on the Fragments of the Iambic Poet Hipponax (2015)
  • Danai Bafa: An edition of unpublished papyri of Greek prose from Oxyrhynchus (2016)
  • Emmanuela Bakola: Cratinus and the Art of Comedy (2006)
  • Giulia Biffis: Cassandra and the female perspective in Lycophron's Alexandra (2012)
  • Ljuba Bortolani: Greek magical hymns: Egyptian voices in Greek dress? (2012)
  • Bellini Boyten: Epic Journeys: Studies in the Reception of the Hero and Heroism in Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica (2010)
  • Emma Cole: The Reception of Greek and Roman Tragedy in Postdramatic Theatre (2015)
  • Manuela Dal Borgo: Thucydides: Father of Game Theory (2015)
  • Joyce Datiles: Heroism on Screen (2016)
  • Daisy Dunn: Prometheus, Artist of the Ages: Prometheus' Function in Ekphrastic Contexts in Latin Literature and North Italian Renaissance Stanzini (2013)
  • Bridget England: The treatment of Julius Caesar's memory in Rome, 14 - 98 AD (2018)
  • Rithu Fernando: The Mirror in Antiquity: An Interdisciplinary Study (2017)
  • Silvia Ferrara: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Cypro-Minoan Script (2006)
  • Susan Fogarty: An Edition of unpublished Documentary Papyri from Oxyrhynchus (2016)
  • Maria Fragoulaki: Kinship in Thucydides: xyngeneia and relatedness between cities and ethnic groups (2010)
  • Nicholas Freer: Vergil and Philodemus (2014)
  • Iphigeneia Giannadaki: A Commentary on Demosthenes' Speech Against Androtion (Dem. 22) (2014)
  • Brenda Griffith-Williams: A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios (2009)
  • Ioanna Hadjicosti: Aeschylus and the Trojan Cycle: the lost tragedies (2008)
  • Theodora Hadjimichael: Bacchylides and the Emergence of the Lyric Canon (2011)
  • Ita Hilton: A Literary Commentary on Euripides' Phoinissai (2011)
  • Jean-Michel Hulls: The Role of Kingship in Statius' Thebaid (2006)
  • Kyriaki Ioannidou: A commentary on Menander's fragmentary plays Heros and Theophoroumene (2016)
  • Manuela Irarrazabal Elliott: Anger in Aeschylus’ Oresteia. Understanding the Emotion Through the Mind, Experience, and Society (2019)
  • Trinidad Silva Irarrazaval: The sophos, the philosophos and the sophistes in Plato (2017)
  • Xi Ji: Teleological mortality in Plato's Timaeus (2017)
  • Maria Kanellou: Erotic Epigram: a study of motifs (2013)
  • Adam Lecznar: Wole Soyinka's adaptation of the Bacchae in its performative, cultural and political contexts (2013)
  • Emily Lord-Kambitsch: Emotions in Ben-Hur from 1800-1931: A study of audience reception in the United States (2016)
  • Dimitra Kokkini: Euripidean men revisited: four case studies (2010)
  • Ioannis Lambrou: Homer and the Epic Cycle: dialogue and challenge (2015)
  • David Leith: Editions of a selection of Greek medical papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection (2006)
  • Tzu-I Liao: Patterns of communication in Demosthenes' symbouleutic speeches  (2016)
  • Anne Mackay: Animals and Animal-Human Dynamics in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica (2019)
  • Antonios Makrinos: Eustathius' commentary on Homer's Odyssey (1379-1397) (2005)
  • Kleanthis Mantzouranis: Wealth, Honour and Traditional Morality in Aristotle (2012)
  • Skye McAlpine: Translations of Ovid's Ars Amatoria in England from 1600 to 1700 (2015)
  • Elizabeth McKnight: Ideas of the Rule of Law in Ancient Rome - from Republic to Empire (2018)
  • Federica Micucci: Roman and Byzantine Papyri from Oxyrhynchus (2019)
  • Katerina Mikellidou: Fifth-century drama and the underworld (2014)
  • Francesco Montarese: A Study of Lucretius, De Rerum Natura I, 635-920: Lucretius and his sources (2005)
  • Athina Papachrysostomou: A Commentary on Selected fragments of Middle Comedy (2006)
  • Diotima Papadi: Tragedy and Theatricality in Plutarch (2007)
  • Styliani Papastamati: Gamos in archaic and classical Greek poetry: theme ritual, metaphor (2013)
  • Angela Paschini: Religious exploration in Greek tragedy (2018)
  • Christine Plastow: The Rhetoric of Classical Athenian Homicide (2016)
  • Emily Proctor: Beyond Persephone: a study of the twice-told tales in Ovid's Fasti and Metamorphoses (2012)
  • Richard Rawles: Simonides and the Role of the Poet (2006)
  • Luke Richardson: Albert Camus and classical reception in Algeria (2014)
  • Lorna Robinson: Magical Realism in Ovid's Metamorphoses (2005)
  • Aris Rogkotis-Kainamisis: Thucydides' relation to Herodotus (2003)
  • Ed Sanders: Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens (2010)
  • Antonia Sarri: Edition of Greek papyri from Oxyrhynchus (literary papyri with parts of the Kyrou Anabasis of Xenophon; and Greek documents of the Roman period from Oxyrhynchus)
  • Carolyn Schofield: Kretan cult and customs, especially in the Classical and Hellenistic periods: a religious, social, and political study (2011)
  • Oliver Schwazer: Nihil sine ratione facio: a Genettean reading of Petronius' Satyrica (2016)
  • Naomi Scott: Beyond cross-dressing: masculinity and the πόλις in the plays of Aristophanes.
  • Andreas Serafim: Performing Justice: aspects of performance in selected speeches of Aeschines (2, 3) and Demosthenes (18, 19) (2013)
  • Martin Skipper: Stoic unformed substance and its relation to Old Academic Ontology (2009)
  • Aspasia Skouroumouni: Staging the female: studies in female space in Euripides (2011)
  • Akrivi Taousiani: Sophocles' Lying Tale: A study of dolos and fiction in the Philoctetes (2011)
  • Monica Tobon: Apatheia in the Teachings of Evagrius Ponticus (2010)
  • Michael Waters: The reception of ancient Greek tragedy in England 1660-1760 (2014)
  • Chris Webb: Artificial amnesia and memory management: λήθη in the Sophoclean πόλις
  • Linda Woodward: Diogenes of Babylon: A stoic on music and ethics (2010)
  • Bobby Xinyue: The divinity of Augustus in the poetry of Vergil, Horace and Propertius (2014)
  • Vasiliki Zali: Reshaping Herodotean Rhetoric: A study of the speeches in Herodotus' Histories with special attention to books 5-9 (2009)