Dr Dalida (Lili) Agri

Dr Dalida (Lili) Agri

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Teaching Fellow in Greek Language and Literature

Contact details

Address
Arts Building G19B
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Graeco-Roman Epic, Gender Studies, Ancient Emotions, Reception theory.

Feedback and office hours

Monday 3-4pm and Friday 1-2pm

Qualifications

  • BA in Classics, Université Paris IV Sorbonne
  • MA in Latin Literature, Université Paris IV Sorbonne
  • PhD in Classics, University of Nottingham

Biography

I have held several academic posts at the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester, and Manchester before joining the wonderful Classics team at the University of Birmingham in September 2018.

I have also very much enjoyed teaching at various Classics Summer Schools across the UK, including Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David), King’s College London, and Durham.

Teaching

  • Gender & Society in Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Greece & Modern Culture
  • Athenian Drama
  • Greek Books & Language
  • Cities & Monuments in the Ancient & Medieval Mediterranean

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome any proposals for supervision in any area of Roman Epic Literature and Roman Love Elegy.


Find out more - our PhD Classics and Ancient History  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.

Research

I specialise in the study of emotions and gender in Roman Epic literature with a particular focus on the Flavian period.

Currently, I am in the process of completing a monograph on the workings of emotions in Flavian Epic within the framework of Stoic thought, from a gendered perspective. The book explores the impact of emotions (fear, anger, shame) in representations of power, agency and leadership in kings, tyrants, and (anti-)heroes.

I am also working on a modern translation of Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica with an introduction and a short commentary.

Other activities

  • Outreach Coordinator in Classics
  • Peer-Reviewer for Latomus, and Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Accredited Member of Wikimedia UK

Publications

Book

  • Emotions in Flavian Epic: Gender, Power & Agency (in preparation) 

Book chapters

  • ‘Aspects of Euhemerism in Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses’ in Euhemerism and its Uses: the Mortal Gods, by S. Pugh (ed.), London: Routledge. (under contract)
  • ‘Allegorical Bodies: (trans)gendering Virtus in Statius’ Thebaid 10 and Silius Italicus’ Punica’ 15 in Gender Diversity in the Ancient World, by A. Surtees and J. Dyer (eds.), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (forthcoming: 2019)  
  • Madness, Pietas and Suicide in Statius’ Thebaid and Silius Italicus’ Punica’ in Zero to Hero, Hero to Zero: In Search of the Classical Hero, by Ryan C. & Langerwerf L. (eds), pp. 141-160. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishing (2010)

Articles

  • ‘Opening up Texts: Intertextuality in Statius and Silius Italicus’, Classical Quarterly 70.1 (2020)
  • Marching towards masculinity: female pudor in Statius’ Thebaid and Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica’, Latomus 73.3 pp. 721-747 (2014)
  • ‘Représentations frontalières et dualité(s) symbolique(s) du Pont-Euxin dans les Argonautiques d’Apollonios de Rhodes et de Valerius Flaccus’ in : Pontus Euxinus, Commentarii Pilsnenses, ed.  by Petr Březina (Plzeň, 2014), pp. 61-74. Accessible via academia.edu

Book reviews