Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides
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Eva joined the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics in 2006. Previously she taught at the universities of Kent and Wales (Lampeter and Aberystwyth) in the UK.
- PhD in Classics (2002), University of Kent, UK
- Thesis: Studies in Ancient Erotic Mythology: Ritual and Literary values of Initiation Patterns.
- MA in Latin literature (1998) University of Leeds, UK
- Dissertation: A comparison of Meleager’s Hellenistic epigrams with Propertius’ Elegies in the ‘Monobiblos’.
- Other Subjects: Roman Comedy: Plautus, Terence, Menander and their commentators: A. Gelius, A. Donatus.
- BA in Classical Philology (1997) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Eva has recently acquired Akkadian, Hittite and Classical Hebrew (Macquarie University) and decided to pursue an MPhil in Ancient Near Eastern Studies to secure access to a wider range of ancient texts.
- GCHE: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, School of Education, Monash University (2009.
- ATAP: Associate Teacher Accreditation Programme, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching of the University of Kent, 2002-2003.
My research interests lie in comparative literature and the mobility of literary patterns across cultures as well as genres (i.e. in historical accounts or rhetorical treatises). In particular I examine erotic literary patterns that reflect ritual practices in the eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Rome, Carthage, and across the ancient Near East) and the way they are employed as metaphors in political and eschatological traditions. Representations of violence and the interplay between erotic and war violence inform my work as well as magic as a form of anti-ritual that often employs physical violence (ancient magical spells typically wish for terrible things to happen to victims).
I am also interested in the reception of classical texts in the Medieval/early Renaissance world.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2005. Eros and Ritual in Ancient Literature: Singing of Atalanta, Daphnis and Orpheus. Gorgias Press Dissertation Series, New Jersey, USA. (xxx+574 pp.)
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. and Charles, M.B. 2011. “Galba in the Bedroom: Sexual Allusions in Suetonius’ Galba,” Latomus 70, issue and pages to be confirmed.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. and Charles, M.B. 2010. “Suetonius, Vespasianus 3: The Status of Flavia Domitilla,” Acta Classica 53: 125-144.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. and Charles, M.B. 2010. “The Sexual Hypocrisy of Domitian,” L’Antiquite Classique 79: 173-187.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. and Konstan, D. 2008. “Daphnis and Aphrodite: a Love-Affair in Theocritus Idyll 1,” American Journal of Philology 129.4, 497-528.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2007. “Ancient Ritual and the Search for Arcadia: From Vergil to Poussin,” Transcultural Studies 2-3: 19-53.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2007. “Ancient Theatre: Past Identity Dilemmas in Modern Background,” Athena 117: 53-75.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006. “The Trojan Exodus: The Initiation of a Nation,” Iris 19: 1-49.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2004. “The Death of Daphnis,” Proceedings of the LISA 2002 Conference on “Death and Cult,” British Archaeological Report International Series 1282: 77-86.
Chapters in books
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. and Charles, M.B. 2011. “Vespasian, Caenis and Suetonius,” in C. Deroux (ed.), Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History XV, Bruxelles: Editions Latomus, 2011.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2011. “Some Political Thought Relevant to the Statue of Zeus at Olympia,” in T.R. Stevenson et al. (eds.), Ancient Olympia, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2011. “Destined to Rule: The Origins of Hellenistic Kingship,” C. Williamson et al. (eds.), Cults, Creeds and Contests: Religion in the Post-Classical City, volume II, Peeters: Leuven, pages to be confirmed.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006a1. “Ovid” in the Encyclopedia of Ancient Erotic Literature, G. Brulotte and J. Phillips (eds.), Routledge: New York: 981-992.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006a2. “Latin Verse” in the Encyclopedia of Ancient Erotic Literature, G. Brulotte and J. Phillips (eds.), Routledge: New York: 765-773.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006a3. “Modern Greek Literature” in the Encyclopedia of Ancient Erotic Literature, G. Brulotte and J. Phillips (eds.), Routledge: New York: 576-583.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006. “Artemis-Cybele” in the Micrasiatica Graeca Encyclopedia, K. Ferla and A. Sideris et al. (eds.), Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens (funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the European Union).
- To the above project I contributed a total of 14 articles ranging from two to twenty pages on the following subjects: “Mithras,” “Heracles,” “Helios”, “Persephone,” “Smyrna,” “Erythraia,” “Colophon,” “Tralleis,” “Anazarbos,” “Notion,” “Cyme,” “Myous,” “Kios.” All articles include a prominent section on the eastern cults that the Asiatic Greeks had adopted.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006. Alexander: Destiny and Myth by Claude Mosse, trans. J. Lloyd. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. Appeared in Bryn Mawr Classical Review
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2006. Myth and Symbol I. Symbolic Phenomena in Ancient Greek Culture by S. Des Bouvrie. Papers from the first international symposium on symbolism at the University of Tromsø, June 4-7, 1998. Papers from the Norwegian Institute at Athens, 5. Bergren: Paul Aströms Förlag, 2002, appeared in The Classical Review 56.2: 496-498.
- Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. 2004. Myth and History in Ancient Greece, The Symbolic Creation of a Colony by Claude Calame. Princeton University Press 2003. Appeared in Bryn Mawr Classical Review
- “The evolution of the Greek language in the Diaspora from the 1960s to the 1980s” (with Alexandros Giannadakis), Brisbane, October 2010: Queensland Greek History Conference
- “Vespasian, Caenis and Suetonius” (with Dr M. Charles), Brisbane, October 2009: Vespasian Workshop
- “Women and Dogs in Herodas’ Mimiamb 7: a New Interpretation”, Philadelphia, January 2009: American Philological Association
- “How Man Can Change God: Prometheus and Providence in Hans Blumenberg”, Melbourne, November 2008: Hans Blumenberg Workshop, Monash University
- “The Statue of Zeus and Political Acculturation”, Brisbane, July 2008: Zeus Conference, University of Brisbane
- “Aeschylus and Aratus: the Reign of Zeus”, Wellington, July 2007: VII Drama Conference
- “Daphnis Vergilianus”, Newcastle, February 2007: Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference (ASCS)
- “Destined to Rule: The Origins of the Hellenistic Ruler Cult”, London, March 2006: Cults and Creeds Workshop
- “Aeneid Book Two: The initiation of a nation”, Melbourne, February 2006: Classical Association of Victoria
- “Persephone and Cybele: The Sicilian Connection”, Hobart, February 2006: Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference
- “Heracles and Daphnis as Mad Lovers”, Victoria, British Columbia, February 2005: (Ir)rationality in Antiquity conference
- “Daphnis: a Near Eastern god in Egypt”, Rhodes, December 2004: Foreign Relations and Diplomacy: Greece, Egypt and the Near East.
- Respondent for S. Stuart: “The blues in Aratus” , Groningen, August 2003: Workshop on Minor Hellenistic authors
- “Him Whom the Sun loveth”, Aberystwyth, July 2004: Myth and Image: Augustan Rome, Egypt and the East Conference
- “Acontius and Cydippe: a Hellenistic Oath or a Near Eastern Spell?”, Nottingham, July 2004, Oath in Greek Society
- “Amat bonus otia Heracles? His Sicilian Adventures” , Leeds, April 2004: Classical Association Conference
- “Daphnis and Heracles as dying lovers” , Stellenbosch, June-July 2003: CASA biennial Conference
- “Daphnis: the death of an Orphic Phoenician”, Gregynog, May 2003: Annual Staff Colloquium of Welsh Universities
- “Persephone and Cybele: A reflection in the mirror”, Warwick, April 2003: Classical Association Centenary Conference
- “The Orphic Aspects of Daphnis” , Calgary, March 2003: CACW Conference on “Text and Material Culture”
- “The death of Daphnis”, Liverpool, May 2002. LISA Conference on “Death and Cult”
- “Theocritus and the Hebrew Tradition: the Song of Solomon revisited” , Edinburgh, April 2002: Classical Association Conference
- “Aristaeus, Vergil, Orpheus: A triangle or a straight line?”, Manchester, April 2001: Classical Association Conference
- “The myth of Atalanta in antiquity”, Pretoria, January 2001: International Conference: Magic, myth and Mysteries
In 2004 I also co-organised an international conference at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth on Myth and Image: Augustan Rome, Near East and Egypt with the support of the University of Wales, Lampeter and UWICA (University of Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History).
- March 2010: key-speaker on Penelope Delta and her work at the Greek-Australian Women Association.
- September 2009: The Aggelideion institute Literary Competition.
- May 2009: Melbourne Greek Australian Cultural League. Book Presentation (Dean Kalymniou).
- September 2008: Melbourne Greek Australian Cultural League. Book Presentation (Dina Amanatidou).
- September 2007: Melbourne Antipodes Culture Festival. Presentation of the literary competition winners.
- March 2007: Sydney University Classics Research Seminar. Presentation on Aphrodite and Daphnis in Theocritus, later published with D. Konstan (AJPh 2008).
- July 2006: Melbourne University Classics Research Seminar. Presentation on Daphnis in Theocritus and Vergil.
- April 2006: Melbourne, Anniversary of the Classics Journal Athena, “Ancient Theatre in Modern Background: Identity Dilemmas” .
- November 2004: Aberystwyth Philosophical Society Lecture. Presentations on The Politics of the Skies in the Augustan Era.
- October 2010: The Aggelideion institute Literary Competition.
- July 2009: The two faces of Zeus – A democratic tyrant? Series of radio presentations for the community radio 3ZZZ.
- April 2009: Article in the Age for Modern Greek at Monash.
- February 2009: Articles in Neos Kosmos and Ta Nea promoting the re-introduction of Modern Greek.
- March 2009: radio presentations in 3xy and SBS Melbourne for the re-introduction of Modern Greek at Monash.
- March 2008: A series of radio presentations for the 3ZZZ radio station on Ancient Ritual and the Rembetika Songs.
- January 2008: Article in the Age for the Monash BA in Classical Studies.
- February 2007: Article in Neos Kosmos on my book Eros and Ritual.
- March 2006: I gave an interview promoting Classical Studies on the SBS Radio.
- April 2006: I gave an interview promoting Classical Studies at the Community Channel 31.
- July 2007: A series of radio presentations for the 3ZZZ radio station on Ancient Greek Afterlife Beliefs.
I have acted as a referee for Transcultural Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches and for the Phoenix.
I have successfully supervised five Honours dissertations:
- Luke Riley (2007, Rape in Terence’s Eunuch) .
- Ellie Brown (2007, Religious Pollution as a Pretext for Colonisation).
- Kate McLardy (2009, Transmutations and Transfigurations: the Thesmophoria and the Cult of the Thesmophorian Goddesses after the Classical Period).
- Sam Murphy (2010, Deception from Archaic to Classical Greece: the Paradigms of Zeus, Prometheus and Odysseus).
- Laken O’Dell (2010, Depictions of madness in antiquity: Seneca’s Hercules Furens and Medea).
- I have supervised a Masters student: Ellie Brown submitted in 2010 a thesis on The Initiation of Orestes in Aischylos’ Eumenides.
- In 2011 I supervised four Honours students:
- Michelle Scholyar, Ovid’s Medicamina Faciei.
- Jasmina Davies, Judgement: From Aristotle to Heidegger and Arendt.
- Melissa Saligari, Katabasis and Heroic Ethos: the Greek Underworld and its Moral implications.
- David Meagher, The Minoans and the Augustans: figures of justice and lust in Roman Elegiac Poetry.
- 2010: Hugh Niall was commended for his translations at the Unseen Latin AND Ancient Greek Translation Competition organised by the Australasian Society of Classical Studies.
- 2010: Craig Thomas was awarded 1500 AUD by the AHEPA for his performance in Latin Intermediate.
- 2010: Another 3 students were given scholarships for their performance in modern greek ranging from 250 to 1500 AUD. The scholarships were generously sponsored by the greek-australian cultural league
- 2010: Leeper Prize Award for Kate McLardy. The Classical Association of Victoria awards the highest-achieving student who completed a 4th year Honours in Classical Studies in the calendar year 2009.
- 2009: Leeper Prize Award for Ellie Brown. The Classical Association of Victoria awards the highest-achieving student who completed a 4th year Honours in Classical Studies in the calendar year 2008.
- 2008: Hugh Niall received first prize at the annual Australasian Society of Classical Studies Unseen Latin Translation Competition.
- 2008: Leigh McKinnon: Commendation for the competition outlined above.
- Convener of Classical Studies and Member of the School Executive 2006-2007 and 2009-current
- Member of the Research Committee 2006-2007
- Member of the Internationalisation Committee 2006-2008
- Member of the Honours Committee 2006-2009
- Member of the Board of Arts 2008-2009
- Member of the Equity and Diversity Committee, Faculty of Arts 2008-2009
- June 2010: Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowship, Warwick University, UK.
- June 2009: Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.
- Research Grant by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics for article publications during 2007-8.
- Four Travel Grants by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics for paper presentations in London (2006), ASCS 2007 (Newcastle), New Zealand (Drama IV), and Brisbane (Zeus at Olympia).
- New Appointee Grant by the Arts Faculty, Monash University, for research to be undertaken between 2006-2008.
"Conference Award by the University of Victoria at British Columbia, Canada.
- The Award will cover my expenses for the presentation of a paper at the (Ir)rationality in Antiquity Conference that will take place at Victoria, 18-9 February 2005."
- "Conference Award by the Hellenic Society.
The Award covered my expenses towards the presentation of a paper at the Oath in Greek Society Conference, Nottingham, 30 June-2 July 2004. "
- "Conference Award from the Department of Classics at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
The Award was also used for the CASA conference mentioned above."
- "Conference Award by the British Academy.
The award was used towards my expenses for the presentation of a paper at the 25th biennial CASA Conference in Stellenbosch, S. Africa, 26 June-2 July 2003."
- International Conference Award by the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) for the presentation of a paper at the International Conference of the Classical Association of the Canadian West (CACW) in Calgary, Canada, 21-22 March 2003.
- " Conference Award by the Classical Association for 2001, 2002, 2003.
The awards covered my expenses for paper presentations at the Classical Association in Manchester, 18-22 April 2001, Edinburgh, 4-7 April 2002, and Warwick, 11-14 March 2003."
- " International Conference Awards of the SECL, University of Kent at Canterbury.
The awards funded paper presentations at the International Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa (CASA), Pretoria, 22-25 January 2001 and the International Conference of the CACW in Calgary, Canada, 21-22 March 2003."
- In April 1997 I was awarded a three-year scholarship by the State Scholarships' Foundation of Greece, after exams in: Latin Poetry, Latin Prose, History of Latin Literature, English.
- The Triumph of the Orient: Myth and Image in the Roman Empire
My aim is to examine the profile of Augustus as a patron who wishes to advance his political propaganda through the arts he favours. One of the main elements of Augustan demagogy seems to have been the adoption and re-introduction of eastern ideas and cults that swarmed into Rome from an early date but were further consolidated in the Roman culture during the Augustan era. The origin of these cults as well as the literary and archaeological evidence of their popularity will be the focus of our study.
This Project inspired me to organise (with Roman historian S. Sorek) an International Conference on Myth and Image: Augustus, Near East and Egypt between 8-10 July, 2004 at Aberystwyth with the support of the University of Lampeter and of UWICAH (University of Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History).
- The Teleology of Cosmic Phenomena in Antiquity
I shall examine myths of primordial divine elements and their origins, weather phenomena and the tradition of the Deluge, the Golden Age myth, traditions about the constellations and ancient theologies. Also divine meteorology and cosmic order in the Stoic and the Pythagorean thought and the employment of these traditions by ancient writers are in the core of my study.
- Ancient Messages from the Dead
Ancient culture figures enjoy certain adventures during their lives and often a certain semi-divine origin. Beyond establishing a kind of a CV of an ancient hero, this study focuses on their deaths. Throughout the Near East, Greece and Rome culture heroes, the first ones to introduce people to cooked food, the institution of marriage and laws that forbid murder, die in remarkably similar ways that tend to allude to their resurrection. My argument focuses on the journey these ideas made from the ancient Near East to the Greek and consequently the Roman world and their celebration in ancient mysteries like the Orphic and the Dionysian.