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Professor Matthew Wright



The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 1) Neglected Authors, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

with Seaford R, Wilkins J, Selfhood and the Soul, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.

Euripides: Ion, Helen, Orestes, Indianapolis/Cambridge, Hackett, 2016.

The Comedian as Critic: Greek Old Comedy and Poetics, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.

Euripides: Orestes, London, Duckworth, 2008.

Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, 2005.

Euripides' Escape-Tragedies, Oxford University Press, 2005.


Gnomic φεῦ, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, vol. 56.4, Duke University, 2016, 585-593

Poets and poetry in later Greek comedy, Classical Quarterly, vol. 63, 2013, 591-610

Sosia's ancestry and Plautus' predecessors, Latomus, vol. 71, 2012

'The tragedian as critic: Euripides and early Greek poetics', Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 130, 2010, 165-184

'Literary prizes and literary criticism in antiquity', Classical Antiquity, vol. 28, 2009, 138-177

'Enter a Phrygian (Euripides, Orestes 1369)', Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, vol. 48, 2008, 5-13

Comedy and the Trojan War, Classical Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 2, 2007, 412-431

Orestes, a Euripidean sequel, The Classical Quarterly, vol. 56, no. 1, 2006, 33-47

Cyclops and the Euripidean tetralogy, Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society, vol. 51, 2006, 23-48

Euripides. Selected fragmentary plays, vol 2., JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES, vol. 126, 2006, 156-157

'POxy. 863': A fragment of Cratinus' 'Dionysalexandros'?, CLASSICAL QUARTERLY, vol. 56, no. 2, 2006, 593-595

The joy of Sophocles' Electra., Greece & Rome, vol. 52, no. 2, 2005, 172-194

Poetry, theory, praxis. The social life of myth, word and image in ancient Greece. Essays in honour of William J. Slater, CLASSICAL REVIEW, vol. 54, no. 2, 2004, 564-565

Shards from Kolonos: Shards from Kolonos: Studies in Sophoclean fragments., CLASSICAL REVIEW, vol. 54, no. 2, 2004, 301-303

Euripidean tragedy and quotation culture: the case of Stheneboea F661, American Journal of Philology, vol. 137, Johns Hopkins University Press


A Lover's Discourse: Eros in Greek Tragedy, in wright M (eds) Selfhood and the Soul, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016

Seventeen types of ambiguity in Euripides' Helen, in Hau L, Ruffell I (eds) Truth and History in the Ancient World: Pluralizing the Past, London: Routledge, 2016

Myth, in McClure L (eds) A Companion to Euripides, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016

The significance of numbers in Trojan Women, in Kyriakou P, Rengakos A (eds) Wisdom and Folly in Euripides, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016, 193-205

The reception of Sophocles in antiquity, in Markantonatos A (eds) Brill's Companion to Sophocles, Leiden: Brill, 2012, 581-599

'Comedy versus tragedy in Wasps', in Bakola E (eds) Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 205-225

'Myth', in Mitchell-Boyask R (eds) The Blackwell Companion to Euripides, Oxford: Blackwell, 2011

Book reviews

Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans. Selected Papers, Classical Review, vol. 59, no. 2, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2009, 362-364