Antony Augoustakis (B.A. University of Crete 1994, Ph.D. Brown 2001) is Professor of Classics and Langan Professorial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2016-2019). He is affiliated with the Department of Medieval Studies, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, and the Center for Translation Studies. He is the editor of Classical Journal. His research interests include Latin imperial epic, Roman drama and historiography, women in antiquity, and gender theory. He is the author of 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 Epic Heroes on Screen (co-editor with Stacie Raucci; Edinburgh University Press, June 2018), 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, 2009), and Statius’s Silvae and the Poetics of Intimacy (guest editor with Carole Newlands; Arethusa 40 (2007)). Current projects include a monograph on Death and Ritual in Flavian Epic, two co-edited volumes, on Fides in Flavian Literature (with Claire Stocks and Emma Buckley) and on Flavian Campania (with R. Joy Littlewood, under contract with Oxford University Press), as well as two commentaries, one on Book 3 of Silius Italicus’ Punica (with R. J. Littlewood, under contract with Oxford University Press) and one on Pseudo-Seneca's Hercules Oetaeus. He is completing a translation of Silius Italicus' Punica with Neil Bernstein (Ohio University), which is forthcoming from Routledge.
- Latin imperial epic, Roman drama and historiography, women in antiquity, and gender theory
- Ph.D. in Classics, Brown 2001 (1995-2000)
- B.A. in Greek Philology, University of Crete 1994 (1990-1994)
Distinctions / Awards
- Associate Fellow, Center for Advanced Study (2014-2015)
- Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2013-2016)
- Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2015)
- SCS Teaching Award (2016)
- Langan Professorial Scholar (2016-2019)
- CAMWS Ovatio (2017)
- LAT 520 Senecan Tragedy
In The News
Please join us in congratulating Professor Augoustakis on being named a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Centennial Scholar. In 2013-14, LAS will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.
The Department congratulates Antony Augoustakis, who is now president of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South(CAMWS).
Antony Augoustakis is the recipient of a 2015 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award.
Classics is proud to recognize Antony Augoustakis as winner of one of this year's Society for Classical Studies Awards For Excellence in College Teaching. Every semester the University of Illinois publishes a list of teachers ranked as excellent by their studen