Professional Education

PhD in Classics, 1980, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dissertation title: “Livy’s Praefatio and Sallust”.

Laurea in Lettere Classiche, 1974, Università di Bologna, Italy
Tesi di Laurea: “Il carme 51 di Catullo: Problemi di testo e di interpretazione».

MA in Philology, 1972, University of Athens, Greece.

Academic Positions held

2015- Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Crete

1989-31 August 2015: Associate Professor & Professor of Classics, Department of Philology, University of Crete.

1981-1989: Lecturer &Assistant Professor of Classics, Department of Philology, University of Ioannina, Greece.

1977-1979: Teaching Associate, Department of Classics, The Ohio State University.

Research and Publication Areas

Hellenistic, Late Republican, Augustan and Early Imperial literature; poetry of Late Antiquity; Senecan drama; Ancient novel; Reception of the Classics in Modern Greek, Italian, French and English literature; Modern Greek literature.

Special Interests in Modern Greek Literature

Cretan Renaissance Literature; Modern Greek and Italian literature; Andreas Kalvos, Dionysios Solomos, Adamantios Korais; C. P. Cavafy, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis.


Michael Paschalis has published over 160 articles and reviews, and written or (co-)edited 15 books. He is the author of Virgil’s Aeneid: Semantic Relations and Proper Names, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1997, and the editor of three volumes of Rethymnon Classical Studies (2002-2007): Horace and Greek Lyric Poetry; Roman and Greek Imperial Epic; Pastoral Palimpsests: Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and Virgil. He has also co-edited seven volumes of Ancient Narrative Supplements (2002-2019): Space in the Ancient Novel; Metaphor and the Ancient Novel; The Greek and the Roman Novel: Parallel Readings; Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel; The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel; Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel; Slaves and Masters in the Ancient Novel.

In the area of Modern Greek literature he has co-edited The Reception of Antiquity in the Byzantine and Modern Greek Novel. He has co-authored Η Κόλαση και ο Παράδεισος στο έργο του Διονυσίου Σολωμού [Hell and Paradise in the Poetry of Dionysios Solomos], Athens: National Library of Greece 2020. He has published Ξαναδιαβάζοντας τον Κάλβο: Ο Ανδρέας Κάλβος, η Ιταλία και η αρχαιότητα, [Re-reading Kalvos: Andreas Kalvos, Italy, and Classical Antiquity], Heraklion: Crete University Press (CUP) 20162; Νίκος Καζαντζάκης: Από τον Όμηρο στον Σαίξπηρ: Μελέτες για τα κρητικά μυθιστορήματα [Nikos Kazantzakis: From Homer to Shakespeare. Studies on his Cretan Νovels], Heraklion: Society of Cretan Historical Studies (SCHS) 2015. His book entitled Γύρω από τη γένεση της Κρητικής Λογοτεχνίας της Ακμής: ο ρόλος των τοπικών Ακαδημιών [On the Birth of Cretan Renaissance Literature: The Role of Local Academies] is forthcoming from CUP.