Angeliki Tzanetou

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Angeliki Tzanetou (B.A. University of Athens, Ph.D. University of Illinois) joined the department in 2005. Her research interests include Greek drama, Greek political theory, gender and religion. She is the author of City of SuppliantsTragedy and the Athenian Empire (University of Texas Press 2012) and editor of the special issue of Illinois Classical Studies 40.2 (2015) on Greek and Roman Drama. She co-edited (with Maryline Parca) Finding PersephoneWomen’s Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean, Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture series (Indiana University Press 2007) and Gender, East and West (Special issue of Classical World 109. 2 [2016]). She is co-editor of Illinois Classical Studies (2016-). Among her current projects is a study of motherhood in Greek literature and society.

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4046 FLB
707 S Mathews Ave
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801

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Athens Arts & Humanities
Tragedy Arts & Humanities
Euripides Arts & Humanities
Classical Antiquity Arts & Humanities
Supplication Arts & Humanities
Dying Arts & Humanities
Aristophanes Arts & Humanities
Plot Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1997 2016

City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire

Tzanetou, A., Dec 1 2012, University of Texas Press. 206 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Imperial Ideology

Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean

Parca, M. G. & Tzanetou, A., 2007, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ritual Practice
Civic Identity

Introduction: Gender, east, and west in classical antiquity

Parca, M. & Tzanetou, A., Dec 1 2016, In : Classical World. 109, 2, p. 155-164 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Classical Antiquity


Tzanetou, A., 2015, In : Illinois Classical Studies. 40, 2, p. 209-217

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Tzanetou, A., 2013, Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy. Roisman, H. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Activities 2010 2016

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Editorial activity

Symposium for Modern Greek Studies

Angeliki Tzanetou (Organizer)
Mar 2010

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Euripides, Hecuba as Imperial Drama

Angeliki Tzanetou (Invited speaker)
Mar 2016

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

No Pity for Hecuba

Angeliki Tzanetou (Invited speaker)
Nov 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Thinking about Gender in the Greek Theatre: From Medea to Lysistrata

Angeliki Tzanetou (Invited speaker)
Apr 5 2012

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk