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


Eleni Fassa holds a BA in Classical Philology from the Department of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2001), an MA in Ancient Drama and Society from the Department of Classics and Ancient History of the University of Exeter, and a PhD in Ancient History from the Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011). In 2017-2019 she was a post-doctoral fellow and recipient of the IKY-ESPA fund at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity). She is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Ethnology of the Democritus University of Thrace,where she teaches various courses on Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Late Roman History.

Research Interests

Ancient Greek Religion, Ancient Greek History of the Hellenistic and Roman period, Spiritual History of Late Hellenism, Greek and Roman spectacles

Select Publications:

The birth of a cult: Sarapis and the Ptolemies in 3rd century Alexandria. Athens 2021 (in Greek)

“Experiencing the divine as an active agent: Listening Gods and their aures in Graeco-Roman Macedonia”, Journal of Epigraphic Studies 2 (2019), σ. 43-61.

Julian the Syrian. Epistles to Iamblichus. Introduction, Translation, Notes. Athens 2016 (in Greek)

“Divine commands, hierarchy and cult: imperative dedications to the Egyptian Gods”, Opuscula Atheniensia Romana  9 (2016), pp. 59-70.

“Sarapis, Isis and the Ptolemies in private dedications: the Hyper-style and the Double dedications”, Kernos 28 (2015), pp. 133-154

“Claims to autochthony and the divine: the Mother Goddess of Leukopetra in Roman Macedonia”, ZPE 196 (2015), pp. 116-122.

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