Dr Akrivi Taousiani
Senior Lecturer in Classics (Education) & Language Coordinator
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 College 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
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.
- ‘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)
- 'Αγάπης ἄγων ἄγονος: Love’s Labour Lost and the tragic agon in the 5th Century BC’ in (eds.) M. Edwards, A. Efstathiou , I. Karamanou and E. Volonaki, The Agon in Classical Literature: Studies in Honour of Professor Chris Carey, BICS Supplements, London (forthcoming).