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LUCIA ATHANASSAKI
Professor of Classical Philology


Department of Philology
Division of Classical Studies
Gallos Campus
Rethymnon 74100
Tel: 28310-77286 / Fax: 28310-77304
Email address: athanassaki@uoc.gr


I was born and schooled in Athens first at a public school in Mets (at that time idyllic) and then at Arsakeion in Psychiko. I hold a BA in Philology from the University of Athens and a PhD in Classics from Brown University. After a brief happy stop at the University of Virginia, I joined the Faculty of Philology at the University of Crete where I have taught Greek and sometimes Latin poetry to innumerable students. Many of them have meanwhile distinguished themselves as teachers and scholars in Greece and abroad. I have worked on melic poetry, Pindar above all, Latin lyric, Greek tragedy, and more recently Plutarch. In the last two decades my research has focused on the fascinating interaction of art and text. I am married to Ewen Bowie with whom I share the enthusiasm for exploring the ancient world through the study of texts and the modern world through travelling.

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