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Dr Akrivi Taousiani

Dr Akrivi Taousiani

Akrivi TaousianiTeaching Fellow & Language

(Part time: Monday to Thursday)

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1762
Address Department of Classics,
Room D5, North Wing,
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS


I studied Classics at the University of Bristol (BA), and the University College London (MA), where I completed my PhD on Sophocles’ Philoctetes. My thesis explores Sophoclean dolos and its ability to redefine truth as a rhetorical vehicle and a theatrical construct. I have taught at the University of London, King’s College London, and the Open University in Cyprus.

Research Interests and PhD supervision
  • Theatricality and performance in Greek tragedy
  • Persuasion and oratorical tropes
  • Political thought and the evolution of morality
Selected Publications

‘OY MĒ PΙTHĒΤΑΙ: Persuasion Versus Deception in the Prologue of Sophocles’ Philoctetes’ (The Classical Quarterly, November 2011, Volume 61, Issue 02, pp. 426-444).

‘Why Plato got it wrong: when seeing is thinking in Greek Tragedy’ (forthcoming 2016).

‘Ἀγάπης ἄγων ἄγονος: Love’s Labour Lost and the tragic agon in the 5th Century BC’ (forthcoming 2016).


I teach Ancient Greek and Latin language at all levels. I have also taught modules on translation theory and the evolution of teaching ancient texts in Europe.

I work part time Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.



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