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Dr Dalida Agri - research

Research interests

My main research interests include the following:

  • Greek and Roman epic, esp. Flavian epic (Valerius Flaccus, Statius & Silius Italicus)
  • Ancient values (pietas, virtus, fides) and emotions (pudor, furor, dolor)
  • Representations of gender in Latin literature
  • Ancient epic heroism
  • History of ancient ideas

List of Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:


  • 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 (Plze, 2014), pp. 61-74.
  • 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)