ACG 150

Lucia Athanassaki, PhD

Professor of Classical Philology, University of Crete

Lucia Athanassaki is professor of classical philology at the University of Crete (where she has taught since 1991) and a distinguished scholar with major contributions to the field of classical literature. She earned her Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Brown University, and her expertise encompasses the study of Ancient Greek and Latin texts, both poetry and prose. Her research has delved into various aspects of classical literature, focusing on authors including Pindar, Euripides, Virgil, and Plutarch, while she has also explored the dialogue between literature and the visual arts, and its ideological and political ramifications. A dedicated teacher, Professor Athanassaki is proud to have inspired a new generation of teachers and scholars with a love for classical literature. She served as the Dean of the School of Letters at the University of Crete and chairman of the editorial board of Ariadne (2014-18). Professor Athanassaki is the recipient of an Excellence Award by the Hellenic National Research Council (2012).