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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Research Output

City of Suppliants: Tragedy and the Athenian Empire

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 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


    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


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

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

    Angeliki Tzanetou (Invited speaker)

    Apr 5 2012

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Euripides: A Political Interpretation

    Angeliki Tzanetou (Invited speaker)

    Jan 17 2014

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Illinois Classical Studies (Journal)

    Angeliki Tzanetou (Editor), & Ariana Traill (Editor)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Symposium for Modern Greek Studies

    Angeliki Tzanetou (Organizer)

    Mar 2010

    Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference