Claire Catenaccio

Areas of Expertise: Greek and Roman drama; ancient music and dance; theater and performance; reception studies; mythology.Claire Catenaccio is a scholar of Ancient Greek literature, particularly drama, and its modern reception.

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Areas of Expertise: Greek and Roman drama; ancient music and dance; theater and performance; reception studies; mythology.


Claire Catenaccio is a scholar of Ancient Greek literature, particularly drama, and its modern reception. She is currently working on her first book, which explores monody, or solo actor’s song, in the tragedies of Euripides. She has published on the imagery of dreams in Aeschylus’ Oresteia, on singing heroes in Sophocles’ Trachiniae, and on the transformation of the myth of Orpheus in the Broadway musical Hadestown. As a dramaturg and director, she has worked extensively with modern stagings of ancient texts. At Georgetown, Professor Catenaccio teaches courses on the Ancient Greek language, Classical mythology, tragedy and comedy, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Shakespeare's plays set in Ancient Greece and Rome.


Degrees: A.B. in Classics, Harvard College (2007); M.Phil in Classics, Oxford University (2009); Ph.D. in Classics, Columbia University (2017). Before coming to Georgetown in 2019, Professor Catenaccio taught for two years as a member of the faculty at Duke University.


Contact: claire.catenaccio@georgetown.edu

Publications: https://georgetown.academia.edu/ClaireCatenaccio