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Antony Augoustakis (B.A. University of Crete 1994, Ph.D. Brown 2001) is Professor of Classics and University Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2019-2022). He is currently serving as Associate Director of the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics. He is affiliated with the Department of Medieval Studies, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, the  Program for Translation and Interpreting Studies, and Media and Cinema Studies. His research interests include Latin imperial epic, Roman drama and historiography, women in antiquity, and gender theory. He is the author of Silius Italicus, Punica 3 (with Joy Littlewood, Oxford University Press, 2022), Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica 8 (by Cristiano Castelletti, edited with Marco Fucecchi and Gesine Manuwald, Oxford University Press, 2022), Silius Italicus' Punica: Rome’s War with Hannibal (with Neil Bernstein, Routledge, 2021), 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 many collections of essays, among others Silius Italicus and the Tradition of the Roman Historical Epos (with Marco Fucecchi, Brill, 2022), Screening Love and War inTroy:Fall of a City (with Monica Cyrino, Bloomsbury, 2022),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, 2010), and Statius’s Silvae and the Poetics of Intimacy (guest editor with Carole Newlands; Arethusa 40 (2007)). He is completing a monograph on death and ritual in Flavian epic and and is also working on a commentary on the Pseudo-Virgilian Ciris. He is the former editor of Illinois Classical Studies and the Classical Journal.

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

  • Executive Officer Campus Leadership Award (2021)
  • University Scholar (2019-2022)
  • CAMWS Ovatio (2017)
  • SCS Teaching Award (2016)
  • Langan Professorial Scholar (2016-2019)
  • Associate Fellow, Center for Advanced Study (2014-2015)
  • Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2015)
  • Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2013-2016)


CLCV 206 Classical Allusions in Cinema

GRK/LAT 531 Argonautic Sagas

GRK 201 and 202 Intermediate Greek

GRK 401 Readings in Greek Literature

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

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  • Ovatio

    Augoustakis, Antonios (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Honorary award