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Dr Peter Agocs
Department of Greek and Latin
University College London
Tel: 02076794578
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  • Lecturer in Greek and Latin Literature
  • Dept of Greek & Latin
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
I was born in Canada to Hungarian and American parents, and educated in Canada and Hungary. I came to the UK to write a PhD under the supervision of Chris Carey at UCL.  During the PhD I was fortunate to receive a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ's College Cambridge, which I held for four years, after which I continued my teaching activities as an affiliate lecturer at the University of Cambridge. I have been in post at UCL since September, 2013.
Research Summary
My work to date has focussed on the anthropology of early Greek song, particularly with regard to questions of pragmatics and performance, social or collective memory and myth, and politics and religion in the archaic and classical city-states. My thesis, submitted in 2010, was entitled Talking Song in Early Greek Poetry, and I am currently revising it for publication under contract with Cambridge University Press. As well, I have written book chapters on social memory and allusion to the komos in Pindar's victory odes, and shorter pieces on Sappho and the Erinyes in Aeschylus; my translations of Lysias and Xenophon have appeared in Hungarian. Together with Chris Carey and Richard Rawles,  I have co-edited two volumes of conference precedings on epinician poetry; and am working on a third edited volume on the choral poet Simonides of Keos. I have also completed a bibliography to Bacchylides for Oxford Online Bibliographies, and I am curating an exhibition, 'Musical Sirens', for the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, which will run from September, 2013 to January, 2014.
Teaching Summary
At UCL I teach six courses: Homer (Odyssey and Iliad in alternate years to finalists in Greek), Greek Texts 2 (Aristophanes' Clouds), Intermediate Latin A (I will be teaching Intermediate Latin B in 2013-14), Greek Myth (a first-year survey course), Classics and Literary Theory (a second-year survey course), and half of the MA Greek Tragedy seminar.
01-SEP-2012 Lecturer Department of Greek and Latin UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2011 – 30-JUN-2012 Affiliate Lecturer Faculty of Classics University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2007 – 30-SEP-2011 Junior Research Fellow Christ's College University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2011   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
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