Professor Panoussi's research focuses on Latin Literature of the Late Republic and early Empire, and on Vergil in particular. She is also interested in the study of women and gender in antiquity and in Greco-Roman religion. Her book Greek Tragedy in Vergil's Aeneid: Ritual, Empire, and Intertext was published by Cambridge University Press (2009). She has taught a range of courses on Greek and Roman literature and culture and all levels of Greek and Latin. She is currently at work on a book project on women's religious experiences in Roman Literature. Curriculum Vitae.
Ph.D. in Classics, Brown University, Providence, RI
BA (Ptychion) in Classical Philology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
- Letters of Seneca and Pliny
- Catullus and Vergil
- Xenophon & Lysias
- Homer, Lysias, & Euripides
- Greek Historians
- Greek Tragedy
- Greek Lyric Poetry
- Vergil's Aeneid
- The Rhetoric of Cruelty
- Latin Love Poetry
- Greek Mythology
- Greek Civilization
- Women in Ancient Greece and Rome
- Ritual, Authority, and Power in Latin Literature (advanced interdisciplinary seminar)
- The Voyage of the Hero
- Freshman Seminar: When Odysseus met Harry Potter: Classical Myth in Youth Literature
Work in Progress and Recent Publications:
- Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women's Rituals in Roman Literature (in progress)
- Greek Tragedy in Vergil’s Aeneid: Ritual, Empire, and Intertext. Cambridge University Press: New York and Cambridge (2009)
Select Article-length studies:
- "Sulpicia's Gendered Poetics" (in progress)
- "Herodotus' Funerary Epigrams"(in progress)
- " The Harry Potter book series and Vergil's Aeneid" (in progress)
- "Dancing in Scyros: Masculinity and Young Women's Rituals in the Achilleid," in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic, A. Augoustakis, ed. Oxford University Press (Oxford 2013): 335-51.
- “Aeneas’ Sacral Authority,” in A Companion to Virgil, J. Farrell and M. Putnam, eds. Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford 2010): 52-65
- “Roman Cultural Identity in Cicero’s Pro Archia,” in Ἀντιφίλησις: Studies on Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature and Culture in Honour of John-Theophanes A. Papademetriou, E. Karamalengou and E. Makrygianni, eds. Franz Steiner Verlag (Stuttgart 2009): 516-23.
- “Sexuality and Ritual: Catullus’ Wedding Poems,” in A Companion to Catullus, M. Skinner, ed. Blackwell: Oxford (2007): 276-92.
- “Threat and Hope: Women’s Rituals and Civil War in Roman Epic,” in Finding Persephone: Women’s Rituals in Greece and Rome, M. Parca and A. Tzanetou, eds. Indiana University Press: Bloomington (2007): 114-34.
Fellowships and Grants
- Suzann Wilson Matthews Summer Research Award, The College of William and Mary (2008)
- Summer Research Award, The College of William and Mary (2007)
- Summer Research Award, The College of William and Mary (2006)