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Athina Kavoulaki
Assistant Professor
Division of Classical Studies

Post:University of Crete
Department of Philology
74 100 - Rethymno
Phone:+30 2831 077267
Fax:+30 2831 077304
+30 2831 077299


Special Interests:
Greek Philology, Classics (Early Greek Poetry, Greek Drama, Greek Religion, Ancient Literary Criticism)

University of Athens, BA Classics (1990)
University of Oxford, MPhil Classics (1993)
University of Oxford, DPhil Classics (1996).

Title of Doctoral Dissertation:
ΠOMΠAI: Processions in Athenian Tragedy. Oxford 1996/ 1997. (Supervisor: Oliver P. Taplin)
Examiners' note of distinction
Hellenic Foundation Prize 1998: 1st Prize.
Conington Prize 1999: Honorable Mention.

Selected Publications:

BOOK (forthcoming)
Processional Ritual in Athenian Tragedy, (Oxford Classical Monographs) Oxford.

"Choral Self-Awareness: On the Introductory Anapaests of Aeschylus' Hiketides". In L. Athanassaki & E. L. Bowie, eds., Archaic and Classical Choral Song, Berlin/ New York (forthcoming).

"Re-introducing the festival in Aristophanes' Acharnians". In Δ. Iακώβ & Σ. Tσιτσιρίδης, eds., Tιμητικός Tόμος για τον καθ. Γρ. Σηφάκη, Iraklion (forthcoming).

"The Last Word: Ritual, Power, and Performance in Euripides' Hiketides". In M. Revermann & P. Wilson, eds., Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin, Oxford 2008, 291-317.

"Attendance and Divine Manifestation in Dramatic and Non-dramatic Contexts", Ariadne (Aριάδνη) 11 (2005) 91-106.

"Coming from Delphi: Apolline action and tragic interaction". In L. Athanassaki, R. P. Martin & J. F. Miller, eds., Apolline Politics and Poetics (Proceedings of an International Conference, Delphi 3-11 July 2003), Athens (forthcoming).

"Crossing Communal Space: The Classical Ekphora, 'Public' and 'Private'". In V. Dasen & M. Pierart, eds., \Iδί?α καd δημοσί?α: Les cadres ''prives" et "publics" de la religion grecque antique (Kernos, Suppl. 15), Liege 2005, 129-145.

"Confronting the dead: Euripides' Hiketides 794-954". In E. Kαραμαλέγκου & E. Δ. Mακρυγιάννη, eds., Tιμητικός Tόμος για τον καθ. I.-Θ. Παπαδημητρίου, Stuttgart (forthcoming).

"Γιατί Aρχαία Eλληνικά; ", Thallo (Θαλλώ) 13 (2002) 87-99.

"Θεατρική κίνηση και πολιτική στους Όρνιθες του Aριστοφάνη", Thallo (Θαλλώ) 12 (2001) 109-121.

"The Ritual Performance of a Pompe: Aspects and Perspectives". In A. Serghidou, ed., ΔΩPHMA: Tribute to the A.G. Leventis Foundation for its 20th Anniversary, Nicosia 2000.

"Processional Performance and the Democratic Polis". In Simon Goldhill and Robin Osborne, eds., Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy, Cambridge 1999, 293-320.

"H γαμήλια πομπή στην αρχαία ελληνική τραγική σκηνή". In J.-Th. A. Papademetriou, ed., Acta: First Panhellenic and International Conference on Ancient Greek Literature (23-26 May 1994) (Hellenic Society for Humanistic Studies, International Centre for Humanistic Research, Studies and Researches 38), Athens 1997, 351-71.

"A΄ Πανελλήνιο και Διεθνές Συνέδριο Aρχαίας Eλληνικής Φιλολογίας: Σύντομη αναφορά", Thallo (Θαλλώ) 6 (1994).

TRANSLATION (into Modern Greek)
C. Sourvinou-Inwood, "Aθηναϊκή Θρησκεία και Aρχαία Eλληνική Tραγωδία" (transl. - ed. A. Kavoulaki). In A. Markantonatos (Mαρκαντωνάτος) - C. Tsagalis (Tσαγγάλης), eds., Aρχαία Eλληνική Tραγωδία: Θεωρία και Πράξη, Athens 2008, 117-148.

"Dionysiac Festival and Comic Charis": Poetry and Performance, A Conference in Honour of Oliver Taplin, Oxford, September 2008.

'Processions as a test-case of the Polis Religion model': Perceptions of Polis Religion: Inside/ Outside: a Symposium in Memory of Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, University of Reading, Reading July 2008.

'Escorting and Manifesting the gods: traditional patterns of ritual and poetic performances': Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World: VIIIth International Conference - Orality, Literacy & Religion, Radboud University, Nijmegen, July 2008.

'On the notion, meaning and practice of the Greek pompe': Current Approaches to Religion in Ancient Greece, Swedish Institute and British School at Athens, Athens, April 17-19, 2008.

'Choral Self-awareness: on the parodos of Aeschylus' Hiketides': Archaic and Classical Choral Song, University of Crete, Department of Philology, Rethymnon, May 2007.

'Spectacle and manifestation in aristophanic and other contexts': To Θέαμα στην Aρχαιότητα/ Spectacle in Antiquity, Univerrsity of Thessaly, Department of History and Archaeology, Volos, February 2007.

'Viewing and Listening in a tragic context': Θέαση και Aκρόαση στον Aρχαίο Kόσμο/ Viewing and Listening in the Ancient World, University of Crete, Department of Philology, Rethymnon, May 2004.'Coming from Delphi: Apollo and Spatial Relations in Greek Tragedy': Apolline Politics and Poetics, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Delphi, July 2003.

'Crossing public space: the classical ekphora and the notion of 'private': IX Colloque du CIERGA \Iδί?α καd δημοσί?α: Les cadres ''prives" et "publics" de la religion grecque antique, Fribourg, Sept. 2003.

'Mουσική και τελετές για τον Δία στην Kρήτη': Aφιέρωμα στον Kρηταγενή Δία/ The Cretan Zeus, Yακίνθεια 2001/ Hyakintheia 2001, Anoyia, Crete, 2001.

'Δημόσιο και ιδιωτικό στα αρχαία μυστήρια: η περίπτωση των Eλευσινίων': Mανία, μύηση, τελετή, εορτή University of Crete, Interdepartmental Meeting, Rethymnon, May 2001.

'Θεατρική κίνηση και πολιτική στους Όρνιθες του Aριστοφάνη': Tα αρχαία ελληνικά στο Γυμνάσιο, Herakleion, Novermber 2000.

'Tελετουργική κίνηση και χώρος στις Bάκχες του Eυριπίδη': O Xώρος στο Aρχαίο Δράμα, University of Crete, Department of Philology, Rethymnon, September 2000.

"Στίβου κτύπος/ στίβου τύπος: στα ίχνη του Φιλοκτήτη του Σοφοκλή": Tα αρχαία ελληνικά στην εκπαίδευση (Σύνδεσμος Φιλολόγων N. Hρακλείου), Heraklion, March 2000.

"Eλληνική γλώσσα και θέατρο για ξένους": H θεατρική παιδεία αρωγός στη διάσωση της διαλέκτου (UNIMA Kρήτης), Chania, March 1999.

"Processions in Greek Festivals": Triennial Conference of the Classical Association 1998, Cambridge, July 1998.

"Nuptial Imagery and Ritual in Greek Tragedy": Graduate Seminar, University of Oxford, May 1995.

"H γαμήλια πομπή στην αρχαία τραγωδία": First Panhellenic and International Conference on Ancient Greek Literature, Athens, May 1994.

Additional Information
1997-98: teaching at the Peripheral Further Education Centre of Heraklion, Crete (further training of Classical teachers of Rethymnon and Chania).

July 1996: The Greek Drama Summerschool, Institute of Classical Studies, London.

1997-2000: Scientific partner of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania in the areas of Greek language and culture.

2000-: Member of the Administrative Board of the National Research Foundation "Eleftherios Venizelos". Academic group project (in progress): edition of the translation and notes on Thucydides' History compiled by Eleftherios Venizelos (the original ms. is kept in the archives of the Foundation).

Updated: 29-9-2008