Manousakis Nikos

Nikos Manousakis

Biographical note


Nikos Manousakis has studied Classics and Linguistics at the University of Athens, Greece. In his PhD thesis, he applied Computer Linguistics to the Aeschylean corpus, studying the authorship of Prometheus Bound and the ending of Seven Against Thebes. He has taught Ancient Greek, Latin, and Linguistics at the University of Athens. He has also worked as an adaptor, dramaturge, and assistant director in various theatre productions—Greek dramas in the Athens and Epidaurus Festival among them. In 2019, working as a Research Associate at the Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens, he organized and carried out a research project on ancient drama and Homer in collaboration with the National Theatre of Greece. He has published widely in academic journals. His first book was published in 2020 by De Gruyter.





Prometheus Bound—A Separate Authorial Trace in the Aeschylean Corpus (Trends in Classics 98 TCSV) De Gruyter, 2020



Authorship Analysis and the Ending of Seven Against Thebes: Aeschylus' Antigone or Updating Adaptation”, Classical World 116 (2023) 247-274

“The Very First Written Word in Literary Greek: From Homer to Aeschylus”, Hermes 149 (2021) 131-143

“Aesch. fr. 13 Radt: A Sexual Pun?”, Logeion 10 (2020) 160-167

“Implicit and Explicit Words of Wisdom in Aeschylus and in Prometheus Bound: A Laconically Generalizing Titan and a Densely Lavish Poet”, Trends in Classics 11 (2019) 189-229

“(Re)discovering Love Stories: Byzantine Mentality and the Greek Novel from the Ninth to the Fifteenth Century CE”, The Journal of Greco-Roman Studies 57 (2018) 123-144

“Devising Rhesus: A Strange “Collaboration” Between Aeschylus and Euripides”, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 33 (2018) 347-361

“Michael Psellos on Prometheus Bound: Reinstating a Judgment”, Logeion 7 (2017) 1-13

“The Extant Rhesus and Its Two Supplementary Prologues: A Question of Affinity”, Skenè 3 (2017) 55-77

“Blended Learning in an Advanced Course on Greek Tragedy”, Teaching Classical Languages 5 (2013) 30-49



“To Voice the Physical: Sex and the Soil in Aeschylus”, in: A. Serafim, G. Kazantzidis, and K. Demetriou (eds.), Sex and the Ancient City: Sex and Sexual Practices in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2022) 379-424

"Waiting for Xerxes: Information Economics and the Composition of a Suspense Plot out of Familiar Events in Aeschylus’ Persae", in I. M. Konstantakos and V. Liotsakis (eds.), Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature (De Gruyter, forthcoming)

“Aeschylus' Actaeon: A Playboy on the Greek Tragic Stage?”, in: A. Lamari, F. Montanari, and A. Novokhatko (eds.), Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama (2020) 201-233

“The Stray Charioteer: Athletic Connotations in the Shaping of Tragic Orestes”, in: J.-C. Moretti and P. Valavanis (eds.), Les hippodromes et les concours hippiques dans la Grèce antique (2019) 233-241