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Antony Augoustakis (B.A. University of Crete 1994, Ph.D. Brown 2001) is Professor and Head of Classics and University Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2019-2022). 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 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, 2009), and Statius’s Silvae and the Poetics of Intimacy (guest editor with Carole Newlands; Arethusa 40 (2007)). He is completing a commentary on Book 3 of Silius Italicus’ Punica (with R. J. Littlewood, Oxford University Press)  and a translation of Silius Italicus' Punica with Neil Bernstein (Routledge). He is also planning a commentary on the Pseudo-Virgilian Ciris (with Laurel Fulkerson).

Research Interests

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)

Honors & 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)

University Scholar (2019-2022)


CLCV 116 The Roman Achievement

GRK 491 Greek Lyric Poetry

GRK 201 Intermediate Greek

Office Address

4054 and 4072C FLB
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801

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