Stefanis Athanasios


Athanasios Stefanis
Acting Director

Biographical note

Athanasios Stefanis is a graduate of the Department of Philology at the University of Ioannina. He completed his postgraduate studies in the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris with scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. In 1988 he obtained his doctoral dissertation “The messenger in Greek tragedy. Forms of information and falsification of the message in Greek antiquity” under the supervision of Professor Pierre Vidal-Naquet.

Since 1994 he is a researcher in the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature. His research focuses on ancient Greek tragedy, social and political philosophy in ancient Greece, as well as on ancient Greek religion and mythology. Since 2006 he is Adjunct Professor at the Hellenic Open University teaching the module “Introduction to Greek Civilization”.

He has published a number of studies in journals and conferences, and has also edited and translated into modern Greek several scholarly books. As a member in the scientific committee of the Research Association of South-East Attica, he edits the proceedings of the biennial conferences taking place in the region of Attiki.

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