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


Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature

Aikaterini (Katerina) Carvounis is an Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds a first degree, an MA (1999) and an MPhil (2000) in Classics, from Murray Edwards College (New Hall), Cambridge, as well as a doctoral degree DPhil (2005) in Classical Languages and Literature, from St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Subsequently, she was a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge (2005-2008), where she also became an Affiliated Lecturer and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She teaches courses on early hexameter poetry and later Greek literature in the Department of Philology at the University of Athens, while she has also published many books around these areas.  

Research Interests:

Early Greek hexameter poetry, Greek literature in the Roman Empire, Late Antique poetry, Education in the Graeco-Roman world.

Select Publications:

  • A Commentary on Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica 14. Oxford University Press: Oxford 2019
  • Poetry in the Late Antiquity. A Selection. Hellenic Academic Libraries: Athens 2015 (in Modern Greek, with K. Spanoudakis)
  • Signs of Life? Studies in Later Greek Poetry [Ramus special issue 37.1–2]. Aureal Publications: Bendigo, Australia 2009 (edited volume, with R. L. Hunter)