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Dr Anastasia Bakogianni Doctor of Philosophy, Classical Research, Classics and English Literature

Lecturer in Classical Studies

School of Humanities

A little about myself:  I was awarded my PhD from the University of London and worked at several UK universities before joining the Classical Studies team at Massey. My research and publications focus on Greek tragedy and its reception in the modern world. I am fascinated by the continuing appeal of ancient Greek and Roman culture and the many ways in which these ancient civilizations remain relevant today. But more importantly, I like to investigate why the Graeco-Roman classics still 'speak' to us and what it is exactly that we think they have to say to us. 


Contact details

  • Location: AT 3.45, Atrium
    Campus: Auckland


  • PhD - University of London (2004)
  • MA - Durham University (1997)
  • BA - University of Reading (1996)

Prizes and Awards

  • MURF award ($2,500) for the 'Classical World New Zealand' project - Massey University Research Fund (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Greek Literature
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Classical Reception 
  • Comparative Approaches to the study of the Classical World
  • Modern Greek Studies

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Classical Greek and Roman History (210306):
Cultural Studies (200200):
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000):
Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified (209999): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Other Language, Literature and Culture (209900): Screen and Media Culture (200212)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs


Salapata, ., & Bakogianni, . (2016). "Classical World New Zealand" website, which investigates the modern world’s ongoing dialogue with ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, and highlights the distinctive contributions made by New Zealand-based artists and scholars (http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-of-humanities/classical-world-new-zealand/classical-world-new-zealand_home.cfm).
[Other]Authored by: Bakogianni, A., Salapata, G.Contributed to by: Salapata, G.

Supervision and Teaching


  • Myth and Greek Tragedy 
  • The Roman Republic
  • Greek and Roman Warfare 

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