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Professor of Greek Literature



Faculty of Philology, Department of Classical Philology
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens University Campus Zografou, 157 84Athens,Greece

Tel.: +30-210-7277637(Room 603)


Nikolaos Georgantzoglou, born in Athens 1950, is a First Class B.A. holder, School of Philosophy, Dep. of Classics, Univ. of Athens (1972) and of a London PhD (KCL 1981), where he studied with a Greek State Scholarship, 1977-1981. He is teaching Greek Language and Literature, Univ. of Athens (starting in 1982), now as an Assoc. Professor. He has done post-doctoral research in London (1988-9, 1994-5, for 6 + 6 months), and for 3 months he worked at Princeton Univ., U.S.A. as a Visiting Research Fellow. Among his interests are Aeschylus, Pindar, Thucydides and Dio Crysostom, has published relevant articles in Παρουσία, Ελληνικά, Ηermes, RhM, CQ, and Μnemosyne, and is now completing a detailed Commentary on Pindar's Olympian 1, due to appear early in 2013.


  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1967−1972, B.A.(Classics)
  • University College London, 1977−1981, Ph.D. (Classics-Greek)
  • Doct. dissertation: A Commentary on the Seventh Discourse of Dion Chrysostom,
    Supervisor: Dr. A.J.Gossage, Reader in Classics; External Examinaer: Prof. P. Walcot


  • 2013-today: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Philology, Professor
  • 2005−2013: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Philology, Associate Professor
  • 1991−2005: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Philology, Assistant Professor
  • 1982-1991:  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Philology, Lecturer


  • Pindar; Aeschylus; Thucydides; Hellenistic Poetry (Callimachus, Bion of Smyrna); Dio Chrysostom.


1. “Το Priamel στην Αρχαϊκή Λυρική Ποίηση. Υφολογικές – Ερμηνευτικές Παρατηρήσεις”, Ελληνικά 55 (2005) 219-238.

2. “Ἐν βίβλοις γράφων (D. Chr. 7.102): Dio’s ‘Extempore’ Art, and Cleanthes’ παραδιορθώσεις”, Mnemosyne 56 (2003) 728-732.

3. “Aeschylus, Eumenides 174-178”, CQ 46 (1996) 288-289.

4. “Aeschylus, Choeph. 363-71”, RhM 133 (1990) 227-230.

5. “The Koila of Euboia”, Παρουσία 3 (1985) 243-279.