Completed PhD: Dr Micheál Geoghegan (2021)

Generational tensions in classical Athens: a problem for the citizen self-image, and an aspect of female suppression within the patriarchy

This thesis examines the role of the structural opposition between “wild” and “tame” in preserving social hierarchies in Ancient Greece. Using a wide range of literary sources, and occasionally drawing on iconographical materials, it argues that the symbolism of taming the wild frequently accompanied descriptions of hegemonic masculine behaviour in Ancient Greek societies.

Supervisor: Dr Edward Herring
Funding: Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (2016–2020)

Research area: cross-cultural encounters