Angeliki Tzanetou

Associate Professor of Classics
European Union Center

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Biography

Angeliki Tzanetou (B.A. University of Athens 1988, Ph.D. University of Illinois 1997) joined the department in 2005. Her research interests include Greek drama, Greek political theory, gender and religion. She is the author of City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire (University of Texas Press 2012); and co-editor with Maryline Parca of Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean (Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture series. Bloomington-Indianapolis: Indiana University Press 2007). She has also published articles on ritual and gender in drama and on tragedy and politics. Among her current projects is a study of motherhood in Greek literature and society. 

Publications

Books

  • City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire . University of Texas Press, 2012.

  • Parca, M.. Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean . Indiana University Press, 2007.

Book Contributions

  • "Citizen-Mothers on the Tragic Stage." Mothering and Motherhood in the Ancient Greece and Rome. 2012.

  • "“Supplication and Empire in Athenian Tragedy” ." “Why Athens? Reappraising Tragic Politics” . Ed. D. Carter. Oxford University Press, 2011. 305-324.

  • "Supplication and Empire in Athenian Tragedy." Why Athens? Reappraising Tragic Politics. 2011.

  • "Does Oedipus Become a Citizen? (Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus)." Antiphilēsis: Studies on Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature and Culture In Honour of John Theophanes A. Papademetriou. 2009.

  • "“Ritual and Gender: Critical Perspectives”." "Fiinding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean ". Ed. A. Tzanetou and M. Parca. Indiana University Press, 2007. 3-26.