Elena Theodorakopoulos


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I welcome research proposals on women’s writing and classical reception, and on any aspect of Roman republican or Augustan poetry.

Current supervision:
Elizabeth Cook’s Achilles as a model for feminist reception
Ali Smith, gender, and the reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Research topics I have supervised in the past include:
Tacitus’ Agricola and the politics of fama
Romulus and Numa in Ovid’s Fasti
Speech and Silence in Ovid’s Heroides
Postmodernism and Classical Reception


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

 My current projects are:

  • the reception of classical literature and myth in contemporary writing by women, and the translation/adaptation of classical literature by women writers.
  • a book on Catullus with particular emphasis on the performative aspects of his work

Past research

I have written on forms of closure in Roman and Hellenistic poetry, on the representation of Rome in film, and on Catullus.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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