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


Professor of Ancient History

Eleni (Selene) Psoma holds a B.A. from the Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), a M.A., a PhD and a Habilitation in Ancient Greek History of the University of Paris IV-La Sorbonne. She worked as a senior researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2009) and is a staff member of the Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since May 2009 as Assistant Professor (2009-2014), Associate Professor (2014-2018) and Professor (2018-). She has published monographs, an epigraphic corpus, a Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, an edited volume and more than 80 articles on Ancient Greek History, Numismatics and Epigraphy as well as Historical topography and Ηistory of Ιnstitutions. She has taught and currently teaches various modules in Ancient Greek History and Numismatics both at the undergraduate and post-graduate level and has supervised, as main supervisor, a series of completed M.A. (14) and PhD dissertations (2) on related topics. She currently supervises (2) M.A. students, (7) PhD students and (2) post-doctoral researchers.

Research interests

Ancient Greek History, Numismatics, Epigraphy, Historical Topography, Historiography, Ancient Greek Economy, History of Institutions, Military History

Select publications

Psoma, S. Olynthe et les Chalcidiens de Thrace : Études de Numismatique et d’Histoire, Stuttgart, Steiner Verlag, 2001

Psoma, S. The Coins fromMaroneiaand the Classical City at Molyvoti. A Contribution to the History of Aegean Thrace, ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ 62,Athens, 2008

Psoma, S. Corcyra: History, Prosopography and Society of a Greek City from the Kerkyres to Late Antiquity (forthcoming in ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ in English)

Psoma, S. “Archaic and Classical Greek Coinages of Mainland Greece down to 360 BC”, in W. E. Metcalf (ed.), TheOxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage, Oxford 2011, OUP, 157-72

Psoma, S. “Athens and the Macedonian Kingdom from Perdikkas II to Philip II”, REA 116.1, 2014, 133-144

Psoma, S. “Naming the Argeads”, Ktèma 40, 2015, 15-26

Psoma, S. “Proud to be Euboeans: the Chalcidians of Thrace”, in Ž. Tankosić, F. Mavridis, and M. Kosma (eds), An Island between two Worlds. The Archaeology of Euboea from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times. Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens 6, Athens 2017, 409-420

Psoma, S. “The League of the Chalkideis. Development of its External and Internal Relations and Organization”, in H. Beck, K. Buraselis, Ethnos and Koinon, Papers from an International Conference, Delphi, May 2015, Stuttgart 2019, Steiner Verlag, 321-338