About

Lecturer and Scientific Collaborator in the Department of Classics (Ancient Greek) at the University of Basel, and Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Her research project, on Greek Theatre in Republican Italy, is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Mediterranean Archaeology’.

Education

PhD University of Geneva, 2013 (Ancient Greek)

Other Publications

Books (monographs as sole author)

2017 The Stage and the City. Non-élite Characters in the Tragedies of Sophocles, de Boccard, Paris

DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvbqs7zt

Review: A. Lardinois, Gnomon 91.8, 2019: ‘Dr. Paillard has written an insightful book that will be of interest both to interpreters of Sophoclean tragedy and to historians of fifth-century Athens.’

 

2022 Under contract (De Gruyter): Greek Theatre in Roman Italy during the Republic and Early Empire

 

 

Edited proceedings and collective volumes

2020 Theatre and Autocracy. Ed. with E. Csapo, B. Le Guen, Jelle Stoop, Richard Green, Peter Wilson.

Under contract. Publisher: de Boccard, Paris.

 

2020 Greek Theatre and Metatheatre. Ed. with S. Milanezi.

Under contract. Publisher: de Gruyter.

 

2015 Saussure et l’Antiquité aujourd’hui. Ed. with Claire Forel, Pierre-Yves Testenoire, Cahiers du Cercle Ferdinand de Saussure, 68

 

 

Book chapters and contributions to collective volumes

2021 (forthc.) ‘L’utilisation du théâtre grec par les élites romaines durant la République : un cas de violence culturelle ?’. In V. Dasen, T. Haziza (eds.), Violence et jeux, de l’Antiquité à nos jours (publication linked to the ERC research project ‘Locus Ludi’, University of Fribourg)

 

2021 (forthc.) ‘Greek Theatre in Italy: From Elite to Autocratic Performances’. In Csapo-Green-Le Guen-Paillard-Stoop-Wilson, Theatre and Autocracy in the Ancient World, de Boccard

 

2021 (forthc.) ‘Theatre and Autocracy: a Paradox for Theatre History’ With E. Csapo and P. Wilson. In Csapo-Green-Le Guen-Paillard-Stoop-Wilson, Theatre and Autocracy in the Ancient World, de Boccard

 

2021 (forthc.) ‘Theatre and Metatheatre’ With S. Milanezi. In Paillard/Milanezi, Greek Theatre and Metatheatre: Definitions, Problems, Limits, de Gruyter

 

2021 (forthc.) ‘Between Greek and Roman Theatre: Reciprocal Influence and Re-definition of Theatre’ In Paillard/Milanezi, Greek Theatre and Metatheatre: Definitions, Problems, Limits, de Gruyter

 

2021 (in press)‘Secondary characters’ rhetorical skills in fifth-century Athenian tragedy’. In M. Carmen Encinas Reguero (ed.), Tragic Rhetoric. The Rhetorical Dimensions of Greek Tragedy, Bari.

 

2020 Entry ‘Pantomime’ in the Literary Encyclopedia, online (ed. Dr Emily Kneebone)

https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19596

 

2019 Entry ‘Greek Theatre in Italy’ in the Literary Encyclopedia, online (ed. Dr Emily Kneebone)

https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19563

 

2018 Translation of several texts from Ancient Greek to English. Passim in A. Cambitoglou, Adonis: His Representations in South Italian Vase Painting, Peter Lang (Peer-reviewed monograph).

 

2018 Entry ‘Aristophanes Clouds’ in the Literary Encyclopedia, online (ed. Dr. Laura Swift)

https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=13334

 

2017 Entry ‘Sophocles: Philoctetes’ in the Literary Encyclopedia, online (ed. Dr. Laura Swift)

https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2784

 

2008 Transcription of the translation of the 14th song of the Odyssey by F. de Saussure in: C. Mejia Quijano, Le cours d’une vie. Portrait diachronique de Ferdinand de Saussure, Nantes

 

2008 Translation of two epigrams of the Greek Anthology (6, 54 and 6, 120) in: A. Kolde et al. (edd.), Orphée au Colisée et le mystère du chant de la cigale. Choix d’épigrammes grecques et latines, Genève

 

 

 

Peer-reviewed articles

 

2021 ‘The Neglected Herdsman in the Rhesus’, Classicum (accepted, forthcoming)

 

2020 ‘Odysseus and the Concept of “Nobility” in Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies 4, 2020, 65-84.

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.17613/4ymw-1e62

 

2020 ‘Note sur l’étymologie d’histrio’, Cahiers de l’Institut de Linguistique et des Sciences du Langage 60, 2020, 103-107.

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.17613/a2k6-g580

 

2019 ‘Sophocles and his audience: Classical “heroes” for the élite?’ Classicum, vol. 45.1, 2019, 1-12.

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.17613/dafg-kz80

 

2015 ‘Saussure et l’Antiquité aujourd’hui, une introduction’, C. Forel, E. Paillard, P.-Y. Testenoire, Cahiers Ferdinand de Saussure 68, 89-93

https://www.jstor.org/stable/44242586

 

2014 ‘The Structural Evolution of Fifth-century Athenian Society: Archaeological Evidence and Literary Sources’, Meditarch 27, 77-84

https://www.jstor.org/stable/44242586?seq=1

Outreach Publications

 

2020 Two guest episodes in podcast The History of European Theatre (Ph. Rowe):

‘The Stage and the City’: The Stage and the City with Dr Elodie Paillard – The History Of European Theatre – Podcast – Podtail

‘Greek Theatre in Italy’: dx.doi.org/10.17613/xcn3-qb15

2020 ‘Nurses, pedagogues, soldiers: the secondary characters of Greek tragedy as true heroes of the Zeitgeist’. The Conversation.

https://theconversation.com/as-fates-would-have-it-what-we-learn-from-minor-players-in-greek-tragedies-and-hollywood-films-124155

2019 ‘Odysseus as an Alternative Model of Leader’. Blogpost website: Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment, Macquarie University.

https://cachemq.wixsite.com/mysite/post/odysseus-as-an-alternative-model-of-leader

2003/2004 ‘L’Iliade et L’Odyssée : L’iconographie dans l’art grec ?’, Kaineus, 9

2004 ‘Le serment d’Hippocrate’, Méditorial, vol. 3, n° 3

2003   ‘Bona Saturnalia !’, Méditorial, vol. 3, n° 2

 

Book reviews

2020 Review of M. Taufer (ed.), Das Symposion in der griechischen Komödie = Il simposio nella commedia greca, Paradeigmata 48, Rombach, Freiburg i. Br./Berlin/Wien, 2018

Published in Museum Helveticum 77.2, 2020, 260.

 

2019 Review of E. Stewart, Greek Tragedy on the Move, Oxford, 2017.

Published in POIESIS, A Bibliography of Ancient Greek Poetry, June 2019

 

2018 Review of M. Powers, Athenian Tragedy in Performance, Iowa City, 2014

Published in POIESIS, A Bibliography of Ancient Greek Poetry, December 2018

 

2018 Review of M. Agosto (ed.), Sophoclis Oedipus Rex, Moscou, 2016.

Published in Museum Helveticum 75, December 2018, 227-228

 

2018 Review of E. Stewart, Greek Tragedy on the Move, Oxford, 2017

BMCR 2018.04.46: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2018/2018-04-46.html

 

2016 Review of L. Cecchet, Poverty in Athenian Public Discourse. From the Eve of the Peloponnesian War to the Rise of Macedonia, Stuttgart, 2015

Published in Museum Helveticum 73/2, December 2016

 

2015 Review of M. Powers, Athenian Tragedy in Performance, Iowa City

Published in BMCR 2015.01.04

Link: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2015/2015-01-04.html

 

2009 Review of F. Vouga, Politique du Nouveau Testament. Leçons contemporaines : Choisir, 591

Scientific editorial work

2015/16J. Desideri et S. Shpuza, edited by Jean-Paul Descœudres et Elodie Paillard, ‘Orikos-Orikum : rapport préliminaire des campagnes de fouille 2012-2015’, Meditarch 28/29, 151-174

 

 

 

 

Projects

Greek Theatre in Roman Italy (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation)

Social Structure of Classical Athens

Characters identified by their occupation in Greek literature

Memberships

Society for Classical Studies

Classical Association

Australasian Society for Classical Studies

Association Suisse pour l’Etude de l’Antiquité

Association Genevoise d’Archéologie Classique

Association Gréco-suisse Jean-Gabriel Eynard

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