The Team



Our team is made up of graduate and early career researchers who are part of the community of the APGRD. The authors of posts on this blog are:

Zoë Jenningszoe

Zoë is the APGRD’s Archivist-Assistant. She began working at the APGRD as a volunteer while completing her studies in Classics at Durham University. Her Master’s dissertation, on contemporary performances of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, was inspired by the APGRD’s collection of materials relating to the performance reception of Greek and Roman epic poetry. She is now planning a DPhil on the same topic under the supervision of Prof. Fiona Macintosh (APGRD Director).



Giovanna Di Martino

Giovanna Di Martino is a DPhil student at Oxford and lecturer in Classics at St Hilda’s College. She works on the reception of Aeschylus in Italy from the sixteenth century onwards, under the supervision of Prof. Fiona Macintosh. She completed her undergraduate degree and Master’s in Classics at the State University of Milan with a thesis on the reception of the Seven Against Thebes in America, for which she spent a semester at the University of Notre Dame under the supervision of Prof. Isabelle Torrance.


Alison Middleton

Alison is studying for a DPhil in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford. She is currently writing on laughter in Euripides, focusing particularly on the tragedian’s perceived transgressions into comic tone and genre. She came upon the APGRD through her work on modern adaptations of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, and is very interested in the 21st century reception and performance of ancient dramatic texts. .


Oliver Thicknesse

Ollie took the MSt in Greek and/or Latin Language and Literature at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. His main interests lie in Ovid, elegiac poetry and ancient drama. He is currently writing his dissertation on meta-poetry, gender and landscape.





Marchella Ward

Chella is the Tinsley Outreach Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, after a year as the APGRD’s Archivist-Researcher, and has recently completed a DPhil in Classics on blindness in the theatre. She has been a frequent visitor to the APGRD study room ever since her undergraduate degree in Classics and English, and throughout her MSt. in Classical Languages and Literature.