Maria Fragoulaki

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I am a classicist and a historian of ancient Greece with a background in theatre. Between my first degree (BA in classical philology) and postgraduate studies and work in academia, I studied acting and worked as an actress in Greece, where I was born and grew up. I have been living and working in the UK since 2002. I joined Cardiff University in 2014 as a Lecturer in ancient Greek history.
My area of expertise is Thucydides, a Greek historian of the fifth century BC, and my current major project is a monograph on the relationship between Thucydides and Homer, two major texts of Greek, and world, literature. The aspect of performance has a key role in the investigation of this relationship. I am currently developing synergies with theatre practitioners and groups on the performance of ancient texs beyond drama.