Dr Ioannis Ziogas, BA, MA (University of Thessaloniki), PhD (Cornell University)
(email at email@example.com)
Areas of Doctoral Supervision
I am keen to supervise students working on Latin poetry and its reception as well as those interested in law and classical literature.
I studied in Greece and the United States and worked in Australia before moving to Durham in 2016. My research interests revolve around the politics and poetics of Latin poetry, mainly of the age of Augustus. My first book (Ovid and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women, CUP 2013) offers the first wide-ranging study of Hesiod’s reception in Ovid. I have also co-edited two volumes: Geography, Topography, Landscape (DeGruyter 2014) examines spatial constructions in Greek and Roman epic; Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry (De Gruyter 2016) examines the ways in which etymologies, puns, anagrams, and acronyms play a critical role in constructing poetic voices as politically powerful.
The resonance of Greco-Roman antiquity in our times is a major aspect of my research and teaching interests. I have published articles on the reception of classical literature in David Malouf, Salman Rushdie, and A.D. Hope.
My current projects include an interdisciplinary study of ‘Law and Love in Imperial Rome’, which aims to open a dialogue between legal theory and classical literature by examining the interdependence of legal and poetic discourse in Latin love elegy and epic.
When I am not wandering in the maze of Greek and Latin literature, I listen to music. I have a passion for classical music and hold a Diploma in violin from the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
- Latin Poetry
- Law and Literature
- Greek Epic
- Reception Studies, Intertextuality, Narratology
- Gender studies
- Ziogas, I. (2013). Ovid and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women. Cambridge University Press.
Chapter in book
- Ziogas, I. (2016). Introduction: Power, Puns, and Politics from Horace to Silius Italicus. In Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry. Mitsis, P. & Ziogas, I. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. 1-12.
- Ziogas, I. (2016). Love Elegy and Legal Language in Ovid. In Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry. Mitsis, P. & Ziogas, I. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. 213-240.
- Ziogas, I. (2015). The Poet as Prince: Author and Authority under Augustus. In The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes. Baltussen, H. & Davis, P.J. University of Pennsylvania Press. 115-136.
- Skempis, M. & Ziogas, I. (2013). Introduction: Putting Epic Space in Context. In Geography, Topography, Landscape: Configurations of Space in Greek and Roman Epic. Skempis, M. & Ziogas, I. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter. 1-18.
- Ziogas, I. (2013). The Topography of Epic Narrative in Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Geography, Topography, Landscape: Configurations of Space in Greek and Roman Epic. Skempis, M. & Ziogas, I. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter. 325-348.
- Ziogas, I. (2011). The Myth is Out There: Reality and Fiction at Tomis (David Malouf's An Imaginary Life). In Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid. Ingleheart, J. Oxford Oxford University Press. 289-305.
- Skempis, M. & Ziogas, I. (2009). Arete's Words: Etymology, Ehoie-poetry and Gendered Narrative in the Odyssey. In Narratology and Interpretation: The Content of Narrative Form in Ancient Literature. Grethlein, J. & Rengakos, A. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter. 4: 213-240.
- Ziogas, I. & Mitsis, P. (2016). Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry. Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes, Volume 36. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.
- Skempis, M. & Ziogas, I. (2014). Geography, Topography, Landscape: Configurations of Space in Greek and Roman Epic. Trends in classics. De Gruyter.
- Ziogas, I. (2016). Famous Last Words: Caesar's Prophecy on the Ides of March. Antichthon 50: 134-153.
- Ziogas, I. (2016). Orpheus and the Law: The Story of Myrrha in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Law in Context 34(1): 24-41.
- Ziogas, I. (2014). Sparse Spartan Verse: Filling Gaps in The Thermopylae Epigram. Ramus 43(02): 115-133.
- Ziogas, I. (2014). Stripping the Roman Ladies: Ovid's Rites and Readers. The Classical Quarterly 64(02): 735-744.
- Ziogas, I. (2011). Ovid as a Hesiodic Poet: Atalanta in the Catalogue of Women (fr. 72-6 M-W) and the Metamorphoses (10.560-707). Mnemosyne 64(2): 249-70.
- Ziogas, I. (2011). Ovid in Rushdie, Rushdie in Ovid: A Nexus of Artistic Webs. Arion - Journal of Humanities and the Classics 19(1): 23-50.
- Ziogas, I. (2010). The Permanence of Cupid's Metamorphosis in the Aeneid. Trends in Classics 2(1): 150-174.
- Ziogas, I. (2015). Review of Richard Hunter. Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod’s Works and Days. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. viii, 344p. ISBN 9781107046900. SHARP 24(4): 18-19.
- Ziogas, I. (2015). Virgilian Fama. Syson (A.) Fama and Fiction in Vergil's Aeneid Pp. viii + 240. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013. Cased, US$66.95. ISBN: 978-0-8142-1234-9. The Classical Review 65(2): 450-2.
- Ziogas, I. (2014). Review of Christos Tsagalis, From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad. Washington, DC 2012. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2014.1.48).
- Ziogas, I. (2012). Review of Lee Fratantuono, Madness Transformed: a Reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2012.04.09).
- Ziogas, I. (2011). Review of Johnson, P., Ovid Before Exile. Art and Punishment in the Metamorphoses. Madison, WI 2009. Digressus 11: 36-8.
- Ziogas, I. (2010). Review of Burgess, J., The Death and Afterlife of Achilles. Baltimore 2009. The Classical Bulletin 85: 85-7.
- Ziogas, I. (2008). Review of Sophia Papaioannou, Redesigning Achilles: 'Recycling' the Epic Cycle in the 'Little Iliad': (Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622). Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Bd. 89. Berlin/New York: Walter De Gruyter, 2007. Pp. xii, 304. ISBN 9783110200485. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2008.10.33).