Claire Catenaccio

Claire Catenaccio

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

(919) 681-3058
Office Hours: 

WF 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and by appointment
Office Location: Allen 233D 

Greek and Roman drama; ancient music and dance; theatrical reception; mythology.

My primary field of research in Classical Studies is ancient drama, focusing at present on the role of music in the tragedies of Euripides. I have written on the significance of lamed figures in Greek mythology, on the use of masks in Attic tragedy, on the imagery of dreams in Aeschylus' Oresteia, and on singing actors in Sophocles' Trachiniae. As an dramaturge and director, I have worked extensively with modern stagings of ancient texts, and for the past five years have experimented with the active speaking of Greek and Latin as an instructor for the Paideia Institute.

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., Columbia University 2017

  • M.Phil., Oxford University (U.K.) 2009

  • A.B., Harvard University 2007

Catenaccio, C. “Sudden song: The musical structure of sophocles' trachiniae.” Arethusa, vol. 50, no. 1, Dec. 2017, pp. 1–33. Scopus, doi:10.1353/are.2017.0000. Full Text

Catenaccio, Claire. “Tragedy on the Comic Stage..” Classical World, vol. 111, no. 1, 2017, pp. 146–47.

Catenaccio, C. “Oedipus Tyrannus: The Riddle of the Feet.” The Classical Outlook, vol. 89, no. 4, July 2012, pp. 102–07. Open Access Copy

Catenaccio, C. “Dream as image and action in aeschylus' Oresteia.” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, vol. 51, no. 2, Dec. 2011, pp. 202–31.