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Antonia Giannouli

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Cyprus University of Technology


Undergraduate studies at the University of Crete, postgraduate studies at the Institute of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Vienna (Dr. phil., 1998). She participated as a regular researcher at two projects of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna: a. Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität (Lexicon of Byzantine Greek), b. Das Register des Patriarchats von Konstantinopel (critical edition of the documents of the Patriarchal Archive at Constantinople), as well as at the Project “Thesaurus linguae graecae“ of the University of Irvine in California. She has held the Fellowship of the National Institute for Fellowships (I.K.Y., Athens) for the postgraduate studies and a Research Summer Fellowship at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library (2003). She has been teaching at the University of Cyprus since September 2002 (as a visitor professor) and since December 2013 as an associate professor of Byzantine Literature.

Research Interest

Her research interests focus on religious poetry, hymnography and their Byzantine commentaries, history and theory of exegetic and homiletic texts, their role in the Byzantine education, lexicography, critical editions and commenting of Byzantine literature.


  • 2013: Catanyctic Religious Poetry: A survey, in: A. Rigo – P. Ermilov – M. Trizio (eds.), Theologica minora. The Minor Genres of Byzantine Theological Literatur, [Byzantios–Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization 8]. Turnhout, 86–109.

  • 2014: Byzantine Hagiography and Hymnography: an Interrelationship, in: St. Efthymiadis (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography, vol. II: Genres and Contexts. Farnham, 285–312.

  • 2014: Education and Literary Language in Byzantium, in: Μ. Hinterberger (ed.), The Language of the Byzantine Learned Literature, [Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization 9]. Turnhout 2014, 52–71.

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