Dr Maria Elizabeth G. Xanthou

Dr Maria Elizabeth G. Xanthou

Teaching Fellow in Greek literature and language, FHEA

+44 (0)113 34 33548

Summary: Greek lyric poetry, monodic and choral; Attic comedy; Attic rhetoric; 19th c. German classical scholarship; textual criticism; e-learning; ICT methodologies in teaching Greek and Latin.

Location: Michael Sadler 1.24

Teaching Commitments: S1: CLAS1610 After Troy: Homecoming in Greek Epic and Tragedy; CLAS1200 Intermediate Greek; S2: CLAS1810 Beginner's Greek; CLAS2700 The Iliad


Research Interests & Key Publications

  • Greek lyric poetry, both monodic and choral, with special emphasis on Stesichorus, Pindar and Bacchylides
  • Aristophanic and Attic comedy
  • Attic rhetoric, with special emphasis on Isocrates
  • History of classical scholarship, esp. 19th c. German classical scholarship
  • Textual criticism, literary theory, rhetoric, ancient theory of rhetoric
  • E-learning for teaching classical languages, integration of ICT methodologies in the curriculum

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Xanthou, M. (2016) ‘It runs in the family: topography and genealogy in Hesiodic and Stesichorean myth of Meleagros’, FirstDrafts@Classics@HarvardUniversity, Center for Hellenic Studies (accepted for publication).

Xanthou, M. (2015) ‘Isocrates’ theory of goodwill (eunoia) as precursor of emotional intelligence theory’, Harvard CHS Bulletin 3.2 [http://www.chs-fellows.org/2015/08/03/isocrates-theory-of-goodwill-eunoia-as-a-precursor-of-emotional-intelligence/].

Xanthou, M. (2015) ‘Maternal figures in Stesichorean blueprint: Althaea, Callirhoe and the Lille Queen’, QUCC 111.3, 29-60.

Xanthou, M. (2014) ‘Ludolph Dissen, August Boeckh, Gottfried Hermann and Tycho Mommsen: tracing asyndeton, steering influence’, BICS 57.2 (2014), 1-22.

Xanthou, M. (2013) ‘Pind. P. 3.25 M. post S. καλλιπέπλου λῆμα Κορωνίδος: among literary representation, ethological description and circumlocutio cum colore epico’, QUCC 105.3, 58-76.

Xanthou, M. (2013) ‘An intelligent personalized e-assessment tool developed and implemented for a Greek Lyric Poetry undergraduate course’, Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 11.2, 101-114.

Xanthou, M. (2011) ‘The anxiety over Pindar’s consistent inconsistency in Ol. 12: E. L. Bundy’s critical discourse and modern Pindaric hermeneutics’, Graeco-Latina Brunensia 16.2, 187-202.

Xanthou, M. (2010) ‘Contextualizing Dikaiopolis’ persona: Urban Life, Rural Space, and Rural Perceptions of Urbanity in Aristophanes’ Acharnians’, Ἑλληνικὰ 60.2 (2010), 296-314.

Articles in Edited Volumes

Xanthou, M. (2016) ‘Methodological tools for Research on Emotions’, in M. Mullett and S. Ashbrook Harvey (edd.) Managing Emotion: Passions, Affects and Imaginings in Byzantium, Washington DC: Harvard Dumbarton Oaks (forthcoming).

Xanthou, M. (2016) ‘Isocrates and emotional intelligence theory: from local audience to international politics’, in A. Chaniotis (ed.), Unveiling Emotions III, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag (in press).

Xanthou, M. (2016) ‘Between rural εὐτοπία and civic δυστοπία: Dikaiopolis’ introductory monologue (1-42 Wilson) in Aristophanes’ Acharians’, in A. G. Markantonatos – L. Platypodis (edd.), Aristophanes’ Acharnians: the comedy, the space, the people, Athens: Gutenberg Publishers, 157-172.

Xanthou, M. (2012) ‘Aristophanes’ Acharnians: a triumph of selfishness’, in A. G. Markantonatos – L. Platypodis (edd.), Theatre and Polis: Attic Drama, Athenian Democracy and Ancient Greek Religion, Athens: Gutenberg Publishers, 277-94.