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. Her first book 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. She also curates an series of interviews with female professors of Classics, published monthly on the blog of the Society for Classical Studies.
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.