Ms Maria D. Petropoulou

Ms Maria D. Petropoulou

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral Researcher

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  • Jun 2014: PG Certificate in Leading Academics, University of Birmingham.
  • Sep 2013- (in progress): PhD in Greek Tragedy, University of Birmingham (Full-time).
  • 2013-2010: MA in Classical Studies, University of Leeds (Part-time).
  • 2010-2009: Attending series of courses, seminars and workshops in the field of Ancient Drama,University of Exeter.
  • 2009-2004: Ptychion of Greek Philology with expertise in Classical Literature, Democritus University of Thrace (Full-time).


I am a second year PhD researcher in the department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. Prior to attending University of Birmingham, I obtained my MA in Classical Studies with expertise in Greek Tragedy, from the University of Leeds and my first degree (Ptychion) in Greek Philology with specialisation in Classical Literature from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). Furthermore, in the time between my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, I attended a series of courses, seminars and workshops for one year at the University of Exeter, enriching my knowledge in the area of Ancient Drama (Greek and Roman) in its social and intellectual context. From my undergraduate studies down to the present day, teaching Greek and Latin comprises one of my main scientific interests.          


Doctoral research

PhD title
A Full Commentary on Selected Aeschylean Fragmentary Plays
Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos
Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)


My research focuses on the Aeschylean tragic corpus involving the investigation of both the complete and the fragmentary plays of the tragic poet. Chiefly, the purpose of my study is to compose a full commentary on four fragmentary plays of Aeschylus that of Myrmidons, Prometheus Unbound, Prometheus the Fire-Bearer, and The Dike Play,aiming to illustrate, through a thorough examination of the aforementioned plays along with the seven complete Aeschylean tragedies, the ways in which the fragmentary plays will broaden our knowledge of the Aeschylean poetic creation as a whole.


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