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Department of Philology

Secretary: Chrysanthi Natsi

Secretary's Office:
Tel.: +30 26510 97474-6, 97178-9
Fax: +30 26510 97022
Website: http://www.uoi.gr/schools/human/philology

General - Aim of the Department

The Department of Philology, a founding Department of the University of Ioannina 42 years ago, aims on the one hand to offer young philologists scientific and educational training, i.e. to provide them with the appropriate scientific qualifications that will assist them in their future professional careers, and on the other to acquaint them with all the aspects and expressions of speech, from the study of ancient Greek thought and literature to contemporary Greek literature, in order to contribute to their scientific and mental fulfilment.

Philology is a multi-level discipline which has many potential aspects, from the restoration of a text to its thorough interpretation. It offers great breadth and variety, distinct and diverse as the texts it studies; however, in terms of methodology it is uniform and founded upon the theory of artistic speech, literature and the history of ideas. Its subject matter is a wide base of texts ranging from the classical works of antiquity, in the Greek and Latin languages, through the classical and vernacular works of Byzantine Christianity and, lastly, up to the modern Greek literary works of Modernism.
The Department awards degrees in three fields of specialisation: Classical Philology, Mediaeval and Modern Greek Philology, and Linguistics.

Structure of the Department - Sections

The Department of Philology includes three Sections: the Classical Philology Section, the Mediaeval and Modern Greek Philology Section and the Linguistics Section.

Seminar Rooms and Laboratories

The Department of Philology has four Seminar Rooms, two of which are shared with the Department of History and Archaeology:

  • Classical Philology and Ancient History.
  • Mediaeval Greek Philology and Byzantine History.
  • Modern Greek Philology.
  • Linguistics.

The Department of Philology has the following laboratories:

  • Classical Philology.
  • Mediaeval Greek Philology.
  • Modern Greek Philology.
  • Linguistics.
  • Ancient Greek and Latin Language.
  • Conservation of Paper - Palaeography - Codicology, Drawings - Cartography (in conjuction with the Department of History and Archaeology).

Subject Areas

The subject areas of the Sections in the Department of Philology are the following:

1. Classical Philology Section, which covers the following individual subject areas:

  1. Ancient Greek Philology
  2. Latin Philology
  3. Related recognised fields of specialisation (Palaeography, History and Criticism - Publication of Ancient Greek and/or Latin texts, Papyrology, Mycenaean Philology, Special and General Didactics of Classical Philology courses, Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre).

More specifically, the subject areas of the Classical Philology Section can be broken down as follows:

Ancient Greek Philology: Poetry, Fiction, Scientific - Technical - Epigraphic - Christian texts: Language, Grammar, Style, Interpretation, Prosody, Rhetoric, Theory and Criticism of Ancient Greek Literature, History of Ancient Greek Literature, History of Classical Philology, Survival of cultural elements of the past - Comparative Philology, Theatre Studies in Ancient Greek Drama, Arts - Sciences, Geography - Topography, etc.

Latin Philology: Poetry, Fiction, Scientific - Technical - Epigraphic - Christian texts: Language, Grammar, Style, Interpretation, Prosody, Theory and Criticism of Latin Literature, History of Latin Literature, History of Classical Philology, Survival of cultural elements of the past - Comparative Philology, Theatre Studies in Roman Drama, Arts - Sciences, Geography - Topography, etc.

Related recognised fields of specialisation: Ancient Greek and/or Roman Mythology, Ancient Greek and/or Roman Religion, 4 Anthropology of the Graeco-Roman world (Society, Economy, Law - Institutions - Regimes, Public and Private life - Folklore), Mycenaean texts, Papyrology, Palaeography - History and Criticism - Publication of Ancient Greek and/or Latin texts, Mycenaean Philology, Special and General Didactics of Classical Philology courses.

2. Mediaeval and Modern Greek Philology Section, which covers the following individual subject areas:

  1. Mediaeval Greek Philology: Scholarly Byzantine Philology, Vernacular Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Philology, Greek Literatureof late antiquity - early Byzantium, Greek Palaeography - Codicology and textual criticism, Relations between Byzantine Literature and Latin Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature.
  2. Modern Greek Philology: History of Modern Greek Literature, General history of literature, history and interpretation of modern Greek theatrical texts, General history and theory of the theatre, theory of literature (poetics, narratology, rhetoric, stylistics), Comparative Philology, Interpretation and Analysis of Modern Greek Literary Texts (poetry, fiction, essays), Sociology of Literature.

3. Linguistics Section, which covers the following individual subject areas:

  1. General Linguistics: Phonetics - Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Lexicology - Lexicography, Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of language, History of linguistic science, Semiotics, Dialectology, Nomenclature, etc.
  2. Historical/Comparative Linguistics: Historical Linguistics, Indo-European Linguistics, History of the Greek Language, History of the Latin Language, Balkan Linguistics, Romance Linguistics, Mediterranean Languages, etc.
  3. Interdisciplinary/Applied Linguistics: Sociolinguistics, Anthropological linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Text Linguistics - Stylistics, Discourse Analysis, Translation Theory, Language Teaching, etc.

Members of Academic Staff

Classical Philology Section

Andreas Katsouris, Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Ioannis Perysinakis, Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Dimitrios Raios, Professor, Ancient Greek Philology - Latin Philology - Palaeography - History and Criticism - Publication of Ancient Greek and/or Latin texts - Papyrology.
Ekaterini Synodinou, Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Ariadne Gartziou, Associate Professor, Greek and Latin religion and Mythology - Anthropology of the ancient world.
Eleni Houliara-Raiou, Associate Professor, Papyrology.
Sotiroula Dimitriadi-Konstantinidi, Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Philology, Mycenaean Philology, Greek and Latin religion and Mythology.
Eleni Gasti, Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Mary Mantziou, Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Stamatis Mersinias, Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Maria Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor, Latin Philology.
Gerasimoula Zografou, Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Philology.
Aglaia Kostopoulou, Lecturer, Ancient Greek Philology.
Maria Liatsi, Lecturer, Ancient Greek Philology.
Thalia Papadopoulou, Lecturer, Ancient Greek Philology.
Fotis Polymerakis, Lecturer, Latin Philology.
Athanasia Zografou, Lecturer, Ancient Greek Philology.

Mediaeval and Modern Greek Philology Section

Apostolos Karpozilos, Professor, Byzantine Philology.
Ioannis Mavromatis, Professor, Vernacular Byzantine Philology - Post-Byzantine Philology.
Athanasios Angelou, Associate Professor, Byzantine Philology.
Alexandros Alexakis, Associate Professor, Scholarly Byzantine Philology.
Christina Dounia, Associate Professor, Modern Greek Philology, Theory of Literature
Apostolos Benatsis, Assistant Professor, Theory of Literature - Analysis of Modern Greek Literary Texts.
Stefanos Efthymiadis, Assistant Professor, Byzantine Philology.
Georgia Ladogianni, Assistant Professor, History of Modern Greek Literature, Interpretation and Analysis of Modern Greek Literary Texts, History and Interpretation of Modern Greek Theatrical Texts.
Eleni Kourmantzi, Lecturer, Modern Greek Literature.
Magda Strougari, Lecturer, Modern Greek Literature.
Athena Vogiatzoglou, Lecturer, Modern Greek Philology.

Linguistics Section

Konstantinos Economou, Associate Professor, History of the Greek Language.
Georgios K. Giannakis, Associate Professor, Indo-European Linguistics, History of the Greek Language.
Eleni Kiga, Assistant Professor, History of the Greek Language.
Maria Baltatzani, Lecturer, General Linguistics.
Leandros Papageorgiou, Lecturer, History of the Greek Language.
Georgios Xydopoulos, Lecturer, General Linguistics.

The Department's teaching duties are supplemented by temporary teaching staff.

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

Graduates of the Department of Philology can find employment:

  • As philology teachers in secondary education (public, private).
  • As researchers at archives, libraries, etc.
  • As authors and proofreaders at publishing houses, newspapers, etc.
  • In the media.
  • As scientific and research staff at centres and services in both the public and
    private sectors.

Postgraduate studies

The Department runs a Postgraduate Study Programme, which includes the Department's three fields of specialisation, namely Classical Philology, Mediaeval and Modern Greek Philology, supplemented by Linguistics, and awards MA degrees corresponding to each of the three fields of specialisation besides integrated PhD degrees. It also runs an Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme in Mediaeval Studies in conjunction with the Department of History and Archaeology. The postgraduate programme aims at advancing and specialising scientific knowledge in the above subject areas, at enhancing the abilities of young scientists in the areas of knowledge and composite research, and at developing a scientific and research capability to the highest possible level.

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