Dr Dalida Agri

Honorary Research Fellow

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Research interests

Graeco-Roman epic, ancient ethics, Stoicism, gender studies, political thought, history of ideas

Other research

List of Publications


  • Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power & Stoicism (in press, OUP)

Peer-reviewed Articles:

  • 2020: ‘Opening up texts: Flavian Interactions in Statius’ Thebaid and Silius Italicus’ Punica’, Classical Quarterly 70.1: 310-31
  • 2014: '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 Bezina, pp. 61-74.

Book chapters:

  • 2021: ‘Euhemerism in Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses’ in Euhemerism and its Uses: The Mortal Gods, by S. Pugh (ed.), London: Routledge


  • 2020: ‘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


  • 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 Scholar Publishing (2010)


Current projects:

  • A Cultural History of the Media in Antiquity (500BC-AD 500) volume 1, co-edited with Sian Lewis (under contract with Bloomsbury)
  • ‘Consumers and Consumption of Media in Ancient Rome’ in Agri and S. Lewis (eds.), A Cultural History of the Media in Antiquity (500BC-AD 500) Vol. 1, London. (completed)


Research and projects

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