Antony Augoustakis

Antony Augoustakis is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research focuses on Imperial Latin literature of the first century CE, especially the role of gender and the representation of death and ritual in epic poetry. He is the author of Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (2010) and Plautus’ Mercator (2009). He is editor of the Brill Companion to Silius Italicus (2010), Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic (2013), Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014), and co–edited with Carole Newlands Statius’ Siluae and the Poetics of Intimacy (2007) and with Ariana Traill the Blackwell Companion to Terence (2013). He has just completed a commentary on Statius’ Thebaid 8 (forthcoming) and the Oxford Readings in Flavian Epic, co–edited with Helen Lovatt (forthcoming). He has also published articles and book chapters on the reception of the ancient world on screen. He is the editor of the journal Illinois Classical Studies.