Dr Akrivi Taousiani
Teaching 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
Research Interests and PhD supervision
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.
- Theatricality and performance in Greek tragedy
- Persuasion and oratorical tropes
- Political thought and the evolution of morality
‘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.