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Biography

Elizabeth specialises in the culture and ethics in Homeric epic, with a focus on women, through analysing textual evidence. Homeric epic, as the first written texts in the Greek world, provide a textual blue print for ancient Greek culture/s and ethics.

 

Current Research

Elizabeth's HDR is focused on Helen and the female values in Homer's Odyssey.

Her current research methodology is in the following fields:

Feminist literary criticism

Gender Studies

Semantics

Ancient Greek thought and ethics

 

Biography

Elizabeth has a background in education in all three sectors (Public, Independent and GPS) of the secondary system.  She served as Head of Department twice, and held positions on examination and syllabus committees for both History and Latin at the Board of Studies. Elizabeth also taught Ancient Greek. Elizabeth served as a Marker for the HSC Ancient History Examinations for six years, and  was a member of the International Baccalaureate for both History and Classical Languages. Elizabeth was a member of the foundation committee that established the CORE for the HSC Ancient History syllabus.

 

 Research Network and Research Interests

Elizabeth is a member of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song. The international network has a collaborative research focus. In  2020 the Network is steered by the Centre for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.

Elizabeth's research interests include the following: Homeric epic, comparative ancient epic,  ancient Greek thought and morality, the Homeric Hymns, Archaic Lyric, Plato, ancient Greek Reception in 19th and 20th century art, literature, and music, and the representation of the female in ancient Greek literature.

Elizabeth's research interests are cross-disciplinary. They are focused in the following areas: 

  • Early Ancient Greek literature
  • Comparative Ancient Epic
  • Ancient Greek Thought and Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • Music Theory
  • Greek Reception Studies

 

Outreach

As well as having served on various examination and syllabus committees for HSC Ancient History, and Latin, Elizabeth has also given talks on women in Archaic and Classical Greek History and Culture for a number of chapters in the Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies (AWAWS) in Australia, the Annual Macquarie Ancient History Teachers' Conference, and the Greek Community of Melbourne. She has also given talks on the excavations at Troy, and Homer for a number of schools.

For classical languages outreach Elizabeth has taught both Latin and Ancient Greek at the Macquarie Ancient Languages School. Elizabeth continues to serve as a co-judge for the NSW Latin and Ancient Greek Reading Competition, as well as being an Executive Member of the Classical Association of NSW.

 

Teaching

Elizabeth has been teaching in the Department of Ancient History since 2011, teaching a range of courses in Ancient Greek Studies, as well as Latin and Ancient Greek.

External positions

Executive Member Classical Association of N.S.W.

2018 → …

Member British School at Athens

20062007

Reader Norwegian Institute at Athens

20062007

HSC Ancient History Examinations Marker, NSW Board of Studies

20022008

Classical Languages Representative, NSW Board of Studies

20002002

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Research Outputs

Rhona Beare: Girton, Australia, and Tolkien

Stockdale, E., 2021, (In preparation) In : Antichthon.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sensory experiences of the Sirens in Plato's Republic and Dante's Purgatorio

Stockdale, E., 2021, (In preparation) The Reception of Plato in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. (ed.). Brill Academic Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Intercultural connections in the Odyssey

Stockdale, E., 2020, (Submitted) In : Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shield of Achilles

Stockdale, E., 2020, The Cambridge Guide to Homer. Pache, C. O., Dué, C., Lupack, S. & Lamberton, R. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 384-386 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book

  • Venus and Aphrodite: history of a goddess

    Stockdale, E., 2020, (In preparation) Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteBook/Film/Article review

    Activities

    Homer and the Epic Tradition Conference X at the Australian National University, Canberra

    Elizabeth Stockdale (Participant)
    2 Dec 20193 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Alia Astra: A History of Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies

    Elizabeth Stockdale (Participant)
    26 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Festival Européen Latin Grec Iliade. Organiser for the Macquarie University Representative Group.

    Elizabeth Stockdale (Organiser)
    22 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Press / Media

    Festival Européen Latin Grec Iliade

    Elizabeth Stockdale

    22/03/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Ancient Feminine Rituals

    Elizabeth Stockdale

    17/05/96

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Australian Indigenous Students: Learning and Teaching Greek and Roman History

    Elizabeth Stockdale

    9/04/96

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities