Open House | Euripides’ Erechtheus in context, with Lucia Athanassaki

We were pleased to welcome Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete, for a discussion of Euripides’ Erechtheus in context.

The event took place on Thursday, April 25th, at 11 a.m. EDT, and was recorded.

In preparation you might like to read Lycurgus, Against Leocrates 98–101, available on Perseus.

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Lucia Athanassaki

Lucia AthanassakiLucia Athanassaki is Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete. She holds a BA from the University of Athens and a PhD from Brown University. She has published extensively on melic poetry, its artistic context and its ideological and political agenda. The focus of her research in recent years is on attitudes to art, lifestyle and leadership in the late 5th century as reflected in Attica drama and prose (list of publications at As a Fellow at CHS she is exploring Euripides’ dialogue with civic iconography and its political significance.