Evangelia Astyrakaki studied Classics at the Division of Classical Studies of the Department of Philology of the University of Crete. She commenced her postgraduate studies under the supervision of P. Easterling at University College of London where she completed her doctoral Thesis on Parthenius’ Erotika Pathemata, a mythological epitome, under the supervision of A. Griffiths. It is an annotated version with a critical text version. The examiners were C. Carey and R. Hunter.
She has taught for many years at the University of Crete, the Hellenic Open University and the Patriarchal University Ecclesiastical Academy of Crete. Since 2017 she is Workshop Teaching Staff at the Division of Classical Studies of the Department of Philology of the University of Crete.
Her research interests focus on Hellenistic and imperial mythology and historiography, the history of education, the didactics of literary courses and Adult Education. Her active involvement as teaching staff at Second Chance Schools, at the time they were founded in Greece, was catalytic and paved the way for her systematic interest and involvement with Adult Education.
She participated in the writing of Gymnasium-level course books of Ancient Greek. She has published articles and has edited books in fields of her research interests.