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:


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 the MSt. 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 is studying for 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 APGRD’s Archivist-Researcher, and has recently completed a doctorate in Classics at the University of Oxford, 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.