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


Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature

Evgenia D. Makrygianni holds a BA of the Department of Philology, School of Philosophy, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and —after a two-year research leave at the University College of London — a D.Phil. in Ancient Greek Literature (also in Athens). She has been a staff member of the Department of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since February 1982, when she was first appointed as a Researcher. She has taught a variety of courses of Ancient Greek Literature, among others "Ancient Greek Metre", "Homeric Language", "Ancient Greek Dialects", "Introduction to Philological Methods", "Homer's Iliad", "Greek Lyric Poetry”, "Herodotus", "Aeschylus – Sophocles", "Hellenistic Poetry" at the Departments of Philology, History and Archaeology, as well as other Departments at the School of Philosophy. She has supervised M.A., PhD dissertations and post-doctoral projects on related topics. She has also been a member of the Greek Humanistic Society and one of the founding members of the Society for Papadiamantis' Studies.

Research interests:

Ancient Greek Literature, specifically Archaic Lyric Poetry, Homeric Poetry, Hellenistic Poetry, Epigram. Reception of Archaic Lyric Poetry in Modern Greek Literature.

Select publications:

  • Th. Dostoyevsky, trans. Alexandros Papadiamantis, The Crime and the Punishment, Athens (Ideogramma) 1992, pp. 513. Philological Edition, Epilogue, List of Words. [in modern Greek]
  • Modern Greek Translation of Aesop Romance. Perriana Version, Athens (Hellenic Society for Humanistic Studies, Studies and Research, 40) 1999, pp. 102 (in coll. with J. Stamoulakis). [in modern Greek]    
  • Modern Greek Translation of Ch. Segal's Oedipus Tyrannus. Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge, Athens 2001, pp. 264(in coll. with J.-Th. A. Papademetriou).
  • «The Twenty-First Anacreontic poem: Its Meaning in the Corpus of the Anacreontics», Archaeognosia 11 (2001–2002) 87–112. [in modern Greek]
  • Eleni Karamalengou – Eugenia Makrygianni (edd.), Antiphilesis. Studies on Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature and Culture in Honour of John-Theophanes A. Papademetriou, Stuttgart (Franz Steiner Verlag) 2009, pp. 656.
  • Minor Poets of Greek Lyric Poetry. Elegists and Iambographers (6th–5t6h c. BC), Athens (Kardamitsa Books' Institute) 2013, pp. 322. [in modern Greek]
  • Edition of the modern Greek translation of F. Budelmann (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, Athens (Gutenberg) 2020, pp. 646.
  • "'Snapshots' of ancient Greek lyrism in modern Greek poetry", in the modern Greek translation of The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, Athens (Gutenberg) 2020, pp. 647–791. [in modern Greek]