Papadodima Efstathia

Efstathia (Efi) Papadodima
Permanent Research Fellow

Biographical note



Efstathia (Efi) Papadodima is a Permanent Research Fellow (Grade B') at the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens. Her research focuses on Greek and Roman drama, Greek morality, and the history of ideas and institutions. She is the author of three books and of a number of articles and chapters in edited volumes.

She read Classics at the University of Athens (BA) and earned her MSt and DPhil from the University of Oxford. She has taught a wide range of subjects of Greek and Latin literature at the Universities of Texas at Austin, Ioannina, Thessaly, and the Peloponnese.


Scientific Coordinator of the annual Seminar of the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature for the years 2016-2022:





  • Σοφοκλέους Αίας (Εισαγωγή – Μετάφραση – Σχόλια) (Αθήνα, Ακαδημία Αθηνών 2018).
  • Foreignness Negotiated: Conceptual and Ethical Aspects of the Greek-Barbarian Distinction in Fifth-Century Literature (Hildesheim / New York, Georg Olms Verlag 2013).
  • Σενέκα Θυέστης (Εισαγωγή – Μετάφραση – Σχόλια) (Αθήνα, Στιγμή 2011).


  • Αρχαίο Δράμα και Λαϊκή Ηθική (Αθήνα, Ακαδημία Αθηνών 2019).
  • Faces of Silence in Ancient Greek LiteratureAthenian Dialogues I: Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 100 (Berlin, De Gruyter 2020).
  • New Approaches to Ancient Epic (co-edited with A. Stefanis), Trends in Classics 12 (special issue 2020).
  • Ancient Greek Literature and the ForeignAthenian Dialogues II: Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 130 (Berlin, De Gruyter 2022).


  • "Όψεις της έννοιας της ἐλευθερίας στον Ευριπίδη", Σκηνή 13 (2022) 170-198. 
  • “Silence and Motivation in Sophocles' Ajax”. In E. Papadodima (ed.), Faces of Silence in Ancient Greek Literature, Athenian Dialogues I: Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 100 (Berlin, De Gruyter 2020), 195-216.
  • “Barbarism and Fragmentation in Fifth-Century Tragedy: Barbarians in the Fragments and “Fragmented” Barbarians”. In: A. Lamari, F. Montanari, and A. Novokhatko (eds.), Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama (De Druyter, Berlin 2020), 299-318.
  • "Ο αρχαίος κόσμος ως ανθρώπινη εμπειρία: Ανακαλύποντας τον John Gould", The Athens Review of Books (February 2019), 17-19.
  • “Victimless Cheating in Attic Tragedy”, Electra 4 (2018) 109-122.
  • “Sea Imagery in Sophocles’ Ajax”, Rosetta 21 (2017) 23-34.
  • “The Rhetoric of Fear in Euripides’ Phoenician Women”, Antichthon 50 (2016) 33-49.
  • “Aspects of dikē in Attic Tragedy: The Trials of the House of Atreus”. In S. Nowicki (ed.), "They called me to destroy the wicked and the evil". Selected essays on Crime and Punishment in Antiquity (Münster, Ugarit-Verlag 2016), 171-193.
  • “The Term eleutheria  in Euripides’ Alcestis”, Ramus 43 (2014) 134-151.
  • “Ethnicity and the Stage.” In J. McInerney (ed.), A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean (Malden MA, Wiley-Blackwell 2014), 256-269.
  • “Sortition and Heroic Values Greek Tragedy. The Case of Sophocles’ Ajax and Euripides’ Children of Heracles”, Athenaeum 102 (2014) 388-401.
  • “The Anatomy of Death in Euripides’ Trojan Women”, Classica et Mediaevalia 64 (2013) 117-137.
  • “The Term onoma and the Theme of Naming in Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women”, Acta Classica 56 (2013) 136-154.
  • “The Battle of Marathon in Fifth-Century Drama.” In C. Carey and M. Edwards (eds.), Marathon 2,500 YearsBICS Supplement 124 (2013) 143-154.
  • “H τραγική Αθήνα στο πλαίσιο της εθνικής και ενδο-εθνικής διαφοροποίησης”. In Α. Μαρκαντωνάτος (ed.), Θέατρο και Πόλη: Αττικό Δράμα, Αθηναϊκή Δημοκρατία και Αρχαία Ελληνική Θρησκεία (Αθήνα, Gutenberg 2012), 41-82.
  • Forms and Conceptions of dikē in Euripides’ Heracleidae, Suppliants, and Phoenissae”, Philologus 155 (2011) 14-38.
  • “Self-characterisation in Rhesus 394-424”, Studia Humaniora Tartuensia 12 (2011) 1-8.
  • “Euripides’ Iphigeneia among the Taurians. The Cultural Ascendancy of Hellas?”. In C. Hanratty and E. Ioannidou (eds.), Epidaurus Encounters: Greek Drama, Ancient Theatre and Modern Performance (Berlin, Parodos Verlag 2011), 55-64.
  • Dikē in Attic Tragedy: An Overview”, Eranos 106 (2010) 93-110.
  • “The Term dikē in Sophocles”, Classica et Mediaevalia 61 (2010) 5-48.
  • The Greek/ Barbarian Interaction in Euripides’ Andromache, Orestes, and Heracleidae”, Digressus 10 (2010) 1-42.
  • Λήμματα για την Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, H. Roisman (ed.) (Malden MA, Wiley-Blackwell 2013): Justice and Injustice in Greek Tragedy˙ Law in Greek Tragedy˙ Euripides and Subversiveness˙ Ethnicity˙ Eunuchs in Greek Tragedy˙ Incest in Greek Tragedy˙ Foreign Language in Greek Tragedy ˙ Foreigners in Greek Tragedy.


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