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The Australian National University

Dr Sonia Pertsinidis

BA (Hons) ANU; LLB (Hons) ANU; Graduate Diploma Legal Practice (ANU); PhD Classics, ANU.
Lecturer and Convenor of Ancient Greek, Centre for Classical Studies
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6197 0057

Areas of expertise

  • Latin And Classical Greek Literature 200510
  • Latin And Classical Greek Languages 200305

Research interests

Ancient Greek Literature; Philosophy and Education; Drama and Mythology; Ancient Greek popular literature (fables, comic biographies and wisdom literature).


Sonia Pertsinidis is the author of An Introduction to Theophrastus' Characters (Routledge, forthcoming). She has published articles on Aristophanes' use of fable and on classical education. She received the University Medal for Honours in Ancient Greek in 2002 and the ASCS Early Career Award in 2016 to support publication of her PhD thesis on Babrius' fables. She has taught numerous courses at the ANU Centre for Classical Studies including Ancient Greek (all levels); Traditional Grammar, and Ancient History courses. 

Researcher's projects

An introduction to Theophrastus' Characters

A study of Babrius' fable collection

An analysis of the Life of Aesop

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