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



Professor of Latin Literature

Eleni Karamalengou, Professor of Latin literature at the Faculty of Philology and Director of the BA in Archaeology, History and Culture of Ancient Greece, holds a BA (1975) in Classical Philology from the Faculty of Philology, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), a D.E.A. (1976) in Classical Studies (Études Classiques) from the Sorbonne (Paris IV) and a PhD (1979) in Latin literature also from the Sorbonne (Paris IV). She has been a member of the Staff of the Faculty Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 1980, rising to the rank of Professor in 2006, while in August 2019 she completed a five-year long tenure as Dean of the School of Philosophy. Her teaching and research interests comprise Roman Rhetoric and Latin Literature of the Augustan Age, and she has taught a variety of courses on the above topics at the Faculty of Philology, both at the undergraduate and the graduate level. She has also supervised numerous MA and PhD theses.

Main Research interests:

Latin literature, especially the literature of the Late Republic and the Augustan Age, Latin elegy, Horace and Vergil, Roman rhetoric, Cicero, Terence, the Muse in Latin poetry.

Select publications:

  • Karamalengou, H. 2003. “Musa ou Musae ? Poétique ou Poétiques chez les poètes augustéens ?”, in Revue des Études Latines (R.É.L.)  81, pp. 133-156.

  • Karamalengou, H. 2005. “Les Camenae de la poésie augustéenne : archaïsme, varietas ou indice de poétique?” in La Poétique, théorie et pratique, Actes du XVème Congrès international et quinquennal de l’Association Guillaume Budé (Orléans 25-28 août 2003), Paris, Les Belles Lettres, pp. 462-488.

  • Karamalengou, H. 2007. “Théorie et pratique de l’hymne romain chez Cicéron”, in L’hymne antique et son public (ed. Y. Lehmann), Recherches sur les Rhétoriques Religieuses 7, Turnhout, Brepols, pp. 417-437.

  • Karamalengou, H and E. Makrygianni, eds. 2009.  Antiphílesis Studies on Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature and Culture. In Honour of Professor John-Theophanes A. Papademetriou, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag.

  • Karamalengou, H. 2010, “Muse et art dans le lyrisme augustéen: poétique des réconciliations”, in Stylus : la parole dans ses formes: Mélanges en l’honneur du professeur Jacqueline Dangel (ed. M. Baratin, C. Lévy, R. Utard, A. Videau) Paris, pp. 855-870

  • Karamalengou, H. 2016. “Poeta, Heros and Fama: Perplexities and Upsets in Cicero's Epic Fragments, in: Libera Fama: An Endless Journey (ed. Stratis Kyriakides), Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 45-54.