Dr. Demetra Koukouzika

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Perhaps because she was born in Pella Demetra Koukouzika took an early interest in Hellenistic History and Archaeology which led to a BA and a PhD in Classics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, including a one semester stint as an Erasmus student at the University of Leeds, and a Master of Philosophy in Classics from the University of Cambridge, Jesus College, as a Cambridge European Trust scholar. She has held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Thessaloniki and teaching positions at the University of Thessaloniki: Department of Classics, Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy, and the University of Thrace: Department of Pedagogy, Department of History and Ethnology and Department of Political Science. She has also turned her hand to lexicography: the Kriaras Lexicon of Medieval Greek Vernacular Literature, the Lexicon of Macedonian Personal Names and the Lexicon of Greek Rhetorical Terms. She has translated into Modern Greek academic books: Storia della letteratura greca, Muse e Modelli: la poesia ellenistica da Alessandro Magno ad Augusto, Anthologie mit Texten zur Anthropologie der Antike and a study of Plato’s Symposium. Her own publications focus on Hellenistic literature and culture and she is currently working on a book on the Argonautica of the Alexandrian scholar and poet Apollonius. She is very fond of Hellenistic queens and silk evening gowns and the invitation to join the team of AdT and use the language of fashion to talk about Greek History and Mythology was considered a unique opportunity to link the past to the present.