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Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides

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.


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.

Teaching qualifications

Research interests

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.



Journal articles

Chapters in books


Conference presentations

Conference organisation

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).

Public lectures

Interviews/Radio/TV presentations


I have acted as a referee for Transcultural Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches and for the Phoenix.

Research supervision

I have successfully supervised five Honours dissertations:

Student successes

School service

University service


Projects in progress

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