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Lecturer in Ancient Greek Literature



Faculty of Philology (Department of Classics)
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
University Campus Zografou  
+30-210-7277613 (room 608)
157 84 Athens, Greece                    


Research Interests

  • Early Greek hexameter poetry, esp. Homeric epics, Hesiod, Homeric hymns
  • Later Greek literature, esp. Quintus of Smyrna, Nonnus; hexameter fragments on papyri
  • Education in the Graeco-Roman world


2005   D.Phil. (Classical languages & literature) St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, U.K.

          Thesis: Transformations of Epic: Reading Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica XIV

          Supervisors: Prof. P. J. Parsons, Prof. P. R. Hardie, Dr M. Whitby

2000 M.Phil. (Classics), Murray Edwards College (New Hall), University of Cambridge, U.K.

1999 M.A. (Classics), Murray Edwards College (New Hall), University of Cambridge, U.K.

Academic Positions

2012-          Lecturer in Ancient Greek Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

2008-11       College Lecturer & Director of Studies in Classics, Murray Edwards College (New  
                   Hall), University of Cambridge

2005-8        British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

2004-2005   College Lecturer in Classics, Magdalen College / Trinity College (2005), University of
                   Oxford, and Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

                         Sessional Lecturer in Classics, Reading University

2003-2009   Associate Lecturer in Classical Studies, The Open University

Selected Publications

1. ‘Final scenes in Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica 14’, in M. Baumbach / S. Bär (eds), Quintus Smyrnaeus. Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic (Berlin & New York, 2007: Millennium Studien, Walter de Gruyter), 241-57

2. ‘Helen and Iliad 24.763-4’, Hyperboreus 13 (2007) 5-10

3. ‘Transforming the Homeric models: Quintus’ battle among the gods in the Posthomerica’, in K. Carvounis / R. Hunter (eds), Signs of Life? Studies in Later Greek Poetry (Ramus 37.1 & 2) (2008) [2009], 60-78

4. Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica 14 [to be published by Oxford University Press]