Maria Pavlou

Maria Pavlou

Lecturer of Ancient Greek Language and Literature
  • Theological School of the Church of Cyprus
    1-7 Isocratous, 1016, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Τel: 22443057
  • Fax: 22443050
  • Email: m.pavlou@theo.ac.cy

Profile: 

Dr Maria Pavlou is Lecturer of Ancient Greek Language and Literature at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus. She teaches at the Undergraduate Programme of Theology and is also responsible for the School’s Public Relations and Quality Assurance. Dr Pavlou read Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BA, 1997-2002) and Leeds University (MA, 2003). She received her PhD from the University of Bristol, UK (2003-2007) with a thesis titled “Time in Pindar”. She has recently received an MSc in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh (2018). From 2005 onwards she worked as a Teaching Fellow / Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Bristol (2005-2009), the University of Cyprus (2014-2018), and the Open University of Cyprus (2010-2013 & 2018), and was involved in a number of research projects at the University of Cyprus (2010-2011) and the Open University of Cyprus (2012-2015). She has also been awarded several scholarships: Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University), Μargo Tytus Summer Fellow (University of Cincinnati), National Scholarship Foundation of Greece (IKY), A. G. Leventis Foundation, Αrts and Humanities Research Council (U.K.), Fondation Hardt (Geneva), J. Costopoulos Foundation. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes and is the co-editor (with Prof. Vayos Liapis and Prof. Antonis Petrides) of Debating with the Eumenides (Cambridge Scholars 2018). Currently she is co-editing (with Prof. Antonis Tsakmakis and Dr Eleni Kaklamanou) the collective volume Framing the Dialogues: How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato, to be published by Brill in 2019.

Studies:

Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Education, Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University, UK, 2018

Diploma in Digital Education, Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University, UK, 2011

Diploma in Digital Education, Department of Continuing and Professional Education, Institute of Education, London, UK, 2008

Diploma in Management, Chartered Management Institute, UK, 2008-9

PhD in Archaic Lyric Poetry, Bristol University, UK, 2007

Master of Arts in Classics, Leeds University, UK, 2003

BA (Ptychion), Department of Greek Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2002

Research Interests:        

Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy: Ancient Greek Literature (with emphasis on archaic lyric poetry, the representation of time and space in literature, and on issues concerning narratology and style). Plato (with emphasis on the reception of Homer and Hesiod in the Platonic Dialogues), Thucydides, Plutarch.

Reception Studies: Reception of the ancient Greek literature and theatre in Modern Greece and Byzantium.

New Technologies and Education: Digital education and theoretical issues concerning the use of new technologies in teaching and learning. 

Selected Publications:

Liapis, V., Pavlou, M., και Petrides, A. (eds.), Debating with the Eumenides: Aspects of the Reception of Greek Tragedy in Modern Greece, Pierides Series, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. ISBN 978-1443879644

“The Brightness of Philoctetes’ Weapons in Yannis Ritsos’ Philoctetes” στο Debating with the Eumenides: Aspects of the Reception of Greek Tragedy in Modern Greece, V. Liapis, M. Pavlou, και A. Petrides (eds.), Pierides Series, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2018) 63-101.

“Poets, Sophists, and Philosophers αἰνιττόμενοι in Plato’s Theaetetus”, The Classical Journal 114.2 (2018) 129-161.

Lieux de Mémoire in the Plataean Speech” (Thuc. 3.53-9), Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 109 (2018) 1-24.

“Hesiod in Plato’s Theaetetus”, Classical World 111 (2018) 177-205.

“Στοιχεία Υπαρξισμού στον Αίαντα του Γιάννη Ρίτσου”, Logeion 3 (2013) 1-33.

“Attributive Discourse in the Speeches of Thucydides”, in A. Tsakmakis και M. Tamiolaki (eds.), Thucydides: Between Historical Research and Literary Representation, Trends in Classics, Berlin (2013) 409-434.

“Pindar and the Past”, in Ηistory Without Historians: Greeks and their Past in the Archaic and Classical Ages, J. Marincola (ed.), Edinburgh University Press (2012) 144-169.

“Pindar Olympian 3: Mapping Acragas on the Periphery of the Earth”, Classical Quarterly 60 (2010), 313-326.

“Reading Medea through her Veil in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius”, Greece & Rome 56 (2009) 183-202.