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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 Pindars consistent inconsistency in Ol. 12: E. L. Bundys 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.