J.C.B. (IOANNIS) PETROPOULOS

Professor of Ancient Greek Literature
GG no.: 496/23-7-2007 (τ.Γ΄)
yiannis@chs.harvard.edu

Department of Greek
Democritus University of Thrace
University Campus
GR 69100
tel. (private mobile): 6945.75.42.41
tel. (business mobile): 6957.215.932
fax: +30-25310-39901

Office hours: annual leave (2013-14)

RESEARCH AREAS
• Homer, Hesiod & archaic poetry in general.
• ‘Oral’ poetry & performance.
• Contemporary literary criticism & cultural history.
• Social anthropology & the classics.
• Stylistics & ancient Greek prose.

EDUCATION
• 1974-1976: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School, undergraduate studies.
• 1977-1981: Harvard University, BA in Classics.
• 1982-1989: University of Oxford, Lincoln College, DPhil in Classics.
PhD Dissertation: A Survey of Erotic Motifs in Ancient and Medieval Greek Poetry, with particular reference to Modern Greek Folk-song. Supervisor: Sir Kenneth Dover.

CAREER HISTORY
• University of Oxford, St Peter’s College, Oxford Overseas Study Course, Tutor, 1985-7
• Democritean University of Thrace, School of Education, Dept of Primary School Education, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature (1991-6), Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature (May 1996- September 2007)
• Democritean University of Thrace, Dept of Greek Philology, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature (September 2007- April 2009); Full Professor of Ancient Greek Literature (April 2009-)
• University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Faculty of Philosophy, Literature, and Human Sciences; Dept of Linguistics, Classical and Vernacular Languages and Literatures: Visiting Professor, 1 August- 19 September 2013
• Stanford University, Dept of Classics: Visiting Professor, 21 October 2013- 16 November 2013

PUBLICATIONS (A SELECTION)
• Heat and Lust, Hesiod’s Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited (‘Greek studies: Interdisciplinary approaches’, General editor Gregory Nagy), Lanham, Maryland and London, 1994.
• Eroticism in ancient and medieval Greek poetry, Duckworth, London, 2003,.
• Kleos in a minor key: The Homeric education of a Little Prince, Center for Hellenic Studies & Harvard University Press, Washington, D.C. & Cambridge, MA, 2011, with a foreward by Gregory Nagy.
• ‘The Erotic Magical Papyri’, in Β. Mandilaras (ed.), Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Papyrology, i (Athens, 1988), pp. 215-222.
• ‘Sappho the Sorceress - Another Look at Fr. 1 (LP)’, Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 97 (1993), pp. 43-56.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

  • Address:Department of Greek, Democritus University of Thrace University, Campus GR, 69100, Komotini Greece

  • Telephone: 25310 39901, 25310 39902

  • Email: secr@helit.duth.gr