Georgios Athanasiadis*

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Received Sylff Fellowship in 2019.
Academic supervisor: Assoc. Professor Nikolaos Giannakopoulos
Current affiliation: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I have studied Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature (BA) and Ancient History (MA) at the University of Athens. During my postgraduate studies I participated in the Erasmus exchange programme and studied for a semester at the University of Groningen. My master Thesis entitled "The reconstruction of public buildings in the cities of the Roman Peloponnese" was awarded the "Lysimachos Kaftantzoglou" prize by the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens. I am currently a PhD candidate at the same university working on a study about the society of Hellenistic and Roman Thessaloniki. My aim is to provide a prosopographical catalogue of the persons coming from and/or active in ancient Thessaloniki and make a synthesis on (the evolution of) the local society.

During my undergraduate and postgraduate studies I have received scholarships from the University of Athens, the Sylff Fellowship Programme and the Lilian Voudouri Foundation.

I have worked at the National Hellenic Research Foundation on a project involving the publication of a Corpus of inscriptions from Central Macedonia, which was published in 2023. I have also participated in a research programme at my home University aiming at the creation of an online anthology of Greek inscriptions and papyri.

My research interests include: Greek and Latin epigraphy (particularly of Macedonia), prosopography and onomastics, Hellenistic and Roman history, and the institutions of Greek cities.

Summary of Support Program Activities: 
Sylff Research Grant will primarily finance transportation to and accommodation in Thessaloniki and other cities, and enable the study of inscriptions at Museums and Ephorates of Antiquities. Specifically, autopsy, making squeezes and taking photographs will be needed so that the text of some inscriptions is "reevaluated" and restored.


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