Skip to main navigation Skip to main content Skip to page footer

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


Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology

Eurydice Kefalidou studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a D.Phil in Classical Archaeology from the same University.  She worked at the Greek Ministry of Culture (1993-2012), first as a Curator of the Division of Antiquities in Macedonia and Crete, and later as the Head of the Department of Pottery, Paintings and Mosaics of the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum. She joined the Department of History and Archaeology in Athens in 2013. Her research focuses on ancient Greek life and culture, especially during the Archaic and Classical period (7th -4th c. BC). She has published books, articles in Greek and international Archaeological Journals, Conference Proceedings etc., and is the editor of five volumes about various topics of Greek Archaeology. She has conducted or participated in excavations and surveys in Greece, co-organized archaeological conferences and experimental archaeology workshops, as well as curated permanent and temporary exhibitions in museums, both in Greece and abroad.

Research interests

  • Greek archaeology
  • Greek pottery and iconography
  • Greek mythology
  • Greek athletics
  • Greek theater
  • Archaeology of Macedonia and Thrace (domestic and burial)
  • Experimental archaeology - ceramic technology

Select publications (monographs)

  • Victorious Athlete: A Study in the Iconography of Ancient Greek Athletics Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1996 (in Greek, with extensive English summary).
  • “The Iconology of Attic Tragedy”. In Ancient Greek Tragedy, 637-725. Edited by Andreas Markantonatos and Christos Tsagalis. Athens: Gutenberg, 2008 (in Greek).
  •  Asomata. An Archaic Cemetery in Emathia. Thessaloniki: Kyriakidis Editions, 2009 (in Greek, with extensive English summary).

Most of her publications may be found on