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Faculty of Classics



I completed my MPhil in Classics in Cambridge (2018), following a Bachelor’s in Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Athens (2017). My doctorate focuses on the material evidence of Roman Greece, particularly on portraits, as a means of examining the transformation of Hellenic identity during the high Imperial period (ca. late first to third centuries C.E.), wherein we can trace a multifarious interplay between Roman authority and Hellenic culture. My thesis raises the question: When did Graecia capta become Graecia Romana? Following a bottom-up approach, I concentrate on private portraits from mainland Greece, thus seeking to examine the imperial Greeks’ own ‘becoming Roman, staying Greek’ story. By deploying not only detailed analysis of sculptural evidence but also, where possible, archaeological context, as well as contemporary literary testimonia, my PhD project sets out to investigate aspects of contemporary portraiture which enhance our understanding of pivotal historical and cultural developments. 



    • The Art and Visual Culture of the Graeco-Roman East 
    • Hellenistic Sculpture 
    • Roman Portraiture 
    • Provincial identity in the Roman Empire 
    • Self-Presentation Strategies in Classical Antiquity
    • Late Antique and Early Byzantine Art 

    Teaching and Supervisions

    Research supervision: 

    I supervise undergraduates at various colleges for part IA and part II papers on Graeco-Roman art and archaeology.

    Supervisor: Professor Caroline Vout
    College: Magdalene College
    Thesis Title: From Greek to Roman: Portraits and Identity in Roman Greece
     Georgios  Koukovasilis
    Not available for consultancy



    Latest news

    The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature)

    19 April 2021

    The Faculty invites applications for a two-year Lectureship in Classics (Greek Literature) from 1st September 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2021 . Applications from those currently completing PhDs in any area of Greek literature, as well as from post-doctoral scholars will be welcomed. Further...

    Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

    13 April 2021

    Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

    Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

    13 April 2021

    The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

    Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

    24 February 2021

    Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.