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BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Philology

Athena Bazou holds a BA in Classics from the Faculty of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (N.K.U.A.), an MA in Ancient Greek Literature (University of Paris IV- Sorbonne), a MA in European Studies - National and European Educational Policy (University Paris III-Nouvelle Sorbonne) and a PhD in Ancient Greek Literature (University of Paris IV-Sorbonne). She worked as a Project Manager (EU- funded Educational Projects) in the R & D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, while she has been involved in Open and Distance Learning courses at the Hellenic Open University and the Open University of Cyprus for more than 20 years, as a Member of the Teaching Staff, Technical Coordinator and Content Developer. She also worked as a Researcher for the Academy of Athens, on Greek and Latin Literature (2003-2012). Since 2013 she has been a staff member of the Department of Philology of the N.K.U.A. She has taught Ancient Greek Language, Palaeography-Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique, Ancient Greek Medicine, Ancient Greek Science, Philosophy (Plato-Aristotle), both on undergraduate and postgraduate level at the N.K.U.A., and Ancient Greek Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of Medicine, Postgraduate course in the History of Medicine). She has published articles on Galen, Plato, History of Medicine, Palaeography-Textual Criticism, Oriental Tradition of Medical Texts and Ancient Science.

Research interests:

Ancient Medical Texts, Ancient Greek Science and Technology, Critical Editions of Ancient Greek Texts, Text Transmission, Palaeography, Ancient Greek Philosophy (Plato – Aristotle), History of Ancient Greek Scholarship.

Select publications:

  • Cerebral localization theories in antiquity", Asklepios II, XXI, 2008, 20-24.
  • "Le sens de la justice ("corps juste" et "médecin juste" dans la médecine grecque ancienne) ", in: B. Melkevik, M. Protopapas, S. Tzitzis (eds.), Mythe et justice dans la pensée grecque ancienne, Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec 2009, 225-241.
  • Γαληνοῦ,ὅτι ταῖς τοῦ σώματος κράσεσιν αἱ τῆς ψυχῆς δυνάμεις ἕπονται. Εισαγωγή και αρχαίο κείμενο, ευρετήρια, Ακαδημία Αθηνών [ΕλληνικήΒιβλιοθήκη4], Αθήνα 2011. ISBN 978- 960-404-136-7, ISSN 1792-1260.
  • "Le rôle du tempérament (krasis) dans les textes physiognomoniques de l'antiquité grecque", Philosophia 43, 2013, 205-220.
  • "Tradition orientale versus tradition directe. L’importance de la tradition indirecte pour l’édition des textes médicaux grecs anciens." in: I. Tsamadou-Jacoberger, I. Stamatiadou, Texte et contexte. Méthodes et outils de l’édition critique de quelques manuscrits arabes, grecs, italiens et latins., Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 2019, 84-95.
  •     “Pandemics in ancient Greece” in: A. Gardica (ed.), Pandemics in Greece, Athens (forthcoming in greek).