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Antony Augoustakis

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Contact Information

4054 LCLB
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801
Professor; Associate Dean for Humanities and Interdisciplinary Programs, LAS

Biography

Antony Augoustakis (B.A. University of Crete 1994, Ph.D. Brown 2001) is Professor of Classics and University Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2019-2022). He served as Interim Director of the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics (2022) and Associate Director (2021-22). He is affiliated with the Program of Medieval Studies, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, the  Program for Translation and Interpreting Studies, and Media and Cinema Studies. His research interests include Latin imperial epic, Roman drama and historiography, women in antiquity, and gender theory. He is the author of Silius Italicus, Punica 3 (with Joy Littlewood, Oxford University Press, 2022), Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica 8 (by Cristiano Castelletti, edited with Marco Fucecchi and Gesine Manuwald, Oxford University Press, 2022), Silius Italicus' Punica: Rome’s War with Hannibal (with Neil Bernstein, Routledge, 2021), 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 many collections of essays, among others: Dynamics of Marginality: Liminal Characters and Marginal Groups in Neronian and Flavian Literature (co-edited with Konstantinos Arampapaslis, Stephen Froedge, and Clayton Schroer, Walter de Gruyter, May 2023), Silius Italicus and the Tradition of the Roman Historical Epos (with Marco Fucecchi, Brill, 2022), Screening Love and War inTroy:Fall of a City (with Monica Cyrino, Bloomsbury, 2022),Fides in Flavian Literature (with Claire Stocks and Emma Buckley, University of Toronto Press, 2019), Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination  (co-edited with R. J. Littlewood, Oxford University Press, 2019), Epic Heroes on Screen  (co-edited with Stacie Raucci, Edinburgh University Press, 2018), Libri Carolini  (co-edited with Barbara Wallach, ICS 42.2, 2017), STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen (co-editor with Monica Cyrino; Edinburgh University Press 2016), 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, 2010), and Statius’s Silvae and the Poetics of Intimacy (guest editor with Carole Newlands; Arethusa 40 (2007)). He is completing a monograph on death and ritual in Flavian epic and is also working on a commentary on the Pseudo-Virgilian Ciris. He is the former editor of Illinois Classical Studies and the Classical Journal.

Research Interests

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)

Courses Taught

LAT 580 Tacitus' Historiae

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • Executive Officer Campus Leadership Award (2021)
  • University Scholar (2019-2022)
  • CAMWS Ovatio (2017)
  • SCS Teaching Award (2016)
  • Langan Professorial Scholar (2016-2019)
  • Associate Fellow, Center for Advanced Study (2014-2015)
  • Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2015)
  • Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2013-2016)

Recent Publications

Arampapaslis, K., Augoustakis, A., Froedge, S., & Schroer, C. (2023). Dynamics Of Marginality: Liminal Characters and Marginal Groups in Neronian and Flavian Literature. De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111063942

Arampapaslis, K., Augoustakis, A., Froedge, S., & Schroer, C. (2023). Marginality in Neronian and Flavian Literature. In K. Arampapaslis, A. Augoustakis, S. Froedge, & C. Schroer (Eds.), Dynamics Of Marginality: Liminal Characters and Marginal Groups in Neronian and Flavian Literature (pp. 1-8). De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111063942-001

Putnam, M. C. J., Augoustakis, A., & Newlands, C. E. (2023). The Poetic World of Statius’ Silvae. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780192869272.001.0001

Augoustakis, A., & Cyrino, M. S. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). Screening Love and War in Troy: Fall of a City. (IMAGINES – Classical Receptions in the Visual and Performing Arts). Bloomsbury Academic.

Augoustakis, A., & Littlewood, R. J. (Eds.) (2022). Silius Italicus: Punica, Book 3. (Oxford Commentaries on Flavian Poetry). Oxford University Press.

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