Sistakou Evina


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Evina Sistakou took her Bachelor in Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from where she also received her MA Thesis (1996) and PhD Dissertation (1999) as a fellow of the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (I.K.Y.). She has worked as a researcher at the Centre for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki (2001-2006) and has taught Greek at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Patras (2002) and the Faculty of Philosophy and Pedagogy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2002-2005). Since 2006 she is Assistant Professor, since 2012 Associate Professor and since 2017 Professor of Greek Literature at the Department of Classics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests focus on Hellenistic poetry and poetics, Homeric philology, literary genres, narratology, names and catalogues, poetics and aesthetics in Greek poetry. She has published the following monographs: (1) Theocritus ‘Thyrsis or the Song’ (Herakleion 1998, in Modern Greek), (2) Renouncing the Epic. Aspects of the Trojan Myth in Hellenistic Poetry (Athens 2004, in Modern Greek), (3) The Geography of Callimachus and Hellenistic Avant-Garde Poetry (Athens 2005, in Modern Greek), (4) Reconstructing the Epic. Cross-Readings of the Trojan Myth in Hellenistic Poetry (Hellenistica Groningana 14, Peeters, Leuven 2008), (5) The Aesthetics of Darkness. A Study of Hellenistic Romanticism in Apollonius, Lycophron and Nicander (Hellenistica Groningana 17, Peeters, Leuven 2012) and (6) Tragic Failures. Alexandrian Responses to Tragedy and the Tragic (Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 38, De Gruyter, Berlin-New York 2016). She has written the chapters on Apollonius Rhodius and didactic poetry in B. Zimmermann/A. Rengakos (ed.), Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike, Band II, München 2014, the chapters on the fragments of Apollonius Rhodius and on the poems of Moschus and Nicaenetus in D. Sider (ed.), Hellenistic Poetry. A Selection, University of Michigan Press 2016, and numerous articles on Hellenistic poetry. 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Hellenistic poetry and poetics, especially Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius and Lycophron; Homeric philology and poetry; literary genres, narratology, proper names and catalogues, poetics and aesthetics in Greek poetry

 

STUDIES 

1996-1999: PhD Dissertation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1994-1996: MA Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1989-1993: First Degree in Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

 

PhD DISSERTATION 

The function of geographical names and attributes in the poetry of Callimachus. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 1999 (Supervisor: Prof. A. Rengakos) 

 

MA THESIS 

Thyrsis or the Song. Theocritus’ programmatic idyll and the bucolic genre. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 1996 (Supervisor: Prof. M.Z. Kopidakis) 

 

EMPLOYMENT AND TEACHING 

2017-: Professor, Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2012-2017: Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2006-2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2003-2006: Full Researcher, Department of Lexicography, Centre for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki

2002-2005: Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy and Pedagogy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2002: Lecturer, Faculty of Philology, University of Patras

2001-2003: Researcher, Department of Lexicography, Centre for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki

1995-1999: Researcher, The Hellenic Literary and Historic Archive (ΕΛΙΑ) for the publication of the History of the Greek Language (M.Z. Kopidakis editor) 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

1997-1999: Fellow of the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY) 

 

MONOGRAPHS 

  1. Tragic Failures. Alexandrian Responses to Tragedy and the Tragic, Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 38, De Gruyter, Berlin-New York 2016.
  2. The Aesthetics of Darkness. A Study of Hellenistic Romanticism in Apollonius, Lycophron and Nicander, Hellenistica Groningana 17, Peeters, Leuven 2012.
  3. Reconstructing the Epic. Cross-Readings of the Trojan Myth in Hellenistic Poetry, Hellenistica Groningana 14, Peeters, Leuven 2008.
  4. The Geography of Callimachus and Hellenistic Avant-Garde Poetry, Athens 2005 [in Modern Greek].
  5. Renouncing the Epic. Aspects of the Trojan Myth in Hellenistic Poetry, Athens 2004 [in Modern Greek].
  6. Theocritus ‘Thyrsis or the Song’, Herakleion 1998 [in Modern Greek]. 

 

ARTICLES-CONTRIBUTIONS TO COLLECTIVE VOLUMES 

  1. "Theocritus' Idylls: On the Verge of Modern Lyric" in: E. Sistakou (ed.), Hellenistic Lyricism, Trends in Classics 9.2, De Gruyter, Berlin-Boston 2017, 281-316.
  2. "From Present to Presence: Modes of Presentification in Hellenistic Poetry", in: M.A. Harder – R.F. Regtuit – G.C. Wakker (eds.), Past and Present in Hellenistic Poetry, Hellenistica Groningana 21, Peeters, Leuven 2016, 1-23.
  3. “Apollonius of Rhodes: Fragments”, in: D. Sider (ed.), Hellenistic Poetry. A Selection, University of Michigan Press 2016, 97-108.
  4. “Moschus”, in: D. Sider (ed.), Hellenistic Poetry. A Selection, University of Michigan Press 2016, 412-436.
  5. “Nicaenetus”, in: D. Sider (ed.), Hellenistic Poetry. A Selection, University of Michigan Press 2016, 437-439.
  6. “The Dynamics of Space in Moschus’ Europa”, in: Aitia - Regards sur la culture hellénistique au XXIe siècle 6, 2016 (online here)
  7. “The Epic Mythology in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica”, in: G. Scafoglio (ed.), Studies on the Greek Epic Cycle, Philologia Antiqua 8, Pisa-Roma 2015, 117-128.
  8.  “The Hellenistic Reception of the Epic Cycle”, in: M. Fantuzzi/C. Tsagalis (eds.), A Companion to the Epic Cycle, Cambridge 2015, 487-495.
  9. “Apollonios von Rhodos”, in: B. Zimmermann/A. Rengakos (eds.), Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike, Band II, München 2014, 158-175.
  10. “Hellenistische Lehrdichtung”, in: B. Zimmermann/A. Rengakos (eds.), Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike, Band II, München 2014, 115-140.
  11. “From Emotion to Sensation: The Discovery of the Senses in Hellenistic Poetry”, in: R. Hunter/A. Rengakos/E. Sistakou (eds.), Hellenistic Studies at a Crossroads: Exploring Texts, Contexts and Metatexts, De Gruyter, Berlin-New York 2014, 135-156.
  12. "Mapping Counterfactuality in Apollonius' Argonautica", M. Skempis-I. Ziogas (eds.), Geography, Topography, Landscape. Configurations of Space in Greek and Roman Epic, Berlin-Boston 2014, 161-180.
  13. “The Dark Side of Euphorion”, in: C. Cusset-É. Prioux-H. Richer (eds.), Euphorion et les mythes: images et fragments, Naples 2013, 225-246.
  14. “Mock epic in the Greek Anthology”, in: B. Acosta-Hughes – Ch. Cusset – Y. Durbec – D. Pralon (eds.), Homere revisite : parodie et humour dans les reecritures homeriques, Presses Universitaires de France-Comte, Besancon 2011, 193-210.
  15. “Reading the Authorial Strategies in the Derveni Papyrus”, Trends in Classics 2 (2010) 18-30.
  16. “Fragments of an Imaginary Past: Strategies of Mythical Narration in Apollonius’ Argonautica and Callimachus’ Aitia”, RFIC 137 (2009) 380-401.
  17. “Callimachus Hesiodicus Revisited”, in: F. Montanari – A. Rengakos (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Hesiod, Brill, Leiden 2009, 219-252.
  18. “Poeticizing Natural Phenomena: The Case of Callimachus”, in: M.A. Harder – R.F. Regtuit – G.C. Wakker (eds.), Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry, Hellenistica Groningana 15, Peeters, Leuven 2009. 
  19. “ ‘Snapshots’ of Myth: The Notion of Time in Hellenistic Epyllion”, in: J. Grethlein – A. Rengakos (eds.), Narratology and Interpretation: The Content of the Form in Ancient Texts, Trends in Classics, De Gruyter, Berlin 2009. 
  20. “Breaking the Name Codes in Lycophron’s Alexandra”, in: C. Cusset – É. Prioux (eds.), Lycophron: éclats d’obscurité, Presses Universitaires de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne 2009, 237-257.
  21. “Beyond the Argonautica: In Search of Apollonius’ Ktisis Poems”, in:  Th.D. Papanghelis – A. Rengakos (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Apollonius Rhodius, Brill, Leiden 2008 (second, revised edition), 311-340.
  22. “Glossing Homer: Homeric Exegesis in Early Third Century Epigram”, in:  P. Bing – J.S. Bruss (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Hellenistic Epigram, Brill, Leiden 2007, 391-408.
  23. “Cyclic Stories? The Reception of the Cypria in Hellenistic Poetry”, Philologus 151 (2007) 78-94.
  24. “Playing with the Senses in Callimachus’ The Bath of Pallas”, in: Proceedings of 24th Symposium on Greek Poetry (Greek Hymns) (Patras, July 2-4, 2004), Patras 2005, 62-75 [in Modern Greek].
  25. “Kallimachos als Homererklärer: Das Beispiel der geographischen Namen”, Wiener Studien 115 (2002) 145-173.
  26. “Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica: Tradition and Innovation in the Catalogue of the Argonauts (1.23-233)”, Hellenika 51 (2002) 231-264 [in Modern Greek]. 

 

LECTURES AT CONFERENCES 

  1. “Denarrating the Narratable in the Aetia: A Postmodern Take on Callimachean Aesthetics” participation in: Callimachus Revisited, Groningen (September 13-14, 2017)
  2. “From Present to Presence: Modes of Presentification in Hellenistic Poetry” participation in: Past and Present in Hellenistic Poetry, Groningen (August 28-30, 2013)
  3. “The Dynamics of Space in Moschus’ Europa”, participation in: Metamorfosi Epiche. Prospettive di ricerca sull’ epillio greco e romano, Rome (May 22-23, 2013)
  4.  “From Emotion to Sensation: The Discovery of the Senses in Hellenistic Poetry”,  participation in: 6th Trends in ClassicsHellenistic Studies at a Crossroads: Exploring Texts, Contexts and Metatexts, Thessaloniki (May 25-27, 2012) 
  5. “Mock Epic in the Greek Anthology”, participation in: Réécritures parodiques et humoristiques de la tradition homérique dans la littérature hellénistique et tardive, Aix-en-Provence (October 30-31, 2008)
  6. “Reading the Authorial Strategies in the Derveni Papyrus”, participation in the Derveni Papyrus Symposium, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C. (July 7-9, 2008)
  7. “ ‘Snapshots’ of Myth: The Notion of Time in Hellenistic Epyllion”, participation in: Narratology and Interpretation: The Content of the Form in Ancient Texts, Thessaloniki (December 6-8, 2007)
  8. “Breaking the Name Codes in Lycophron’s Alexandra”, participation in: Lycophron: éclats d’obscurité, Lyon (January 18-20, 2007)
  9. “Poeticizing Natural Phenomena: The Case of Callimachus”, participation in the 8th Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry (Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry), Groningen (August 30-September 1, 2006)
  10. “Playing with the senses in Callimachus’ The Bath of Pallas”, participation in the 24th Symposium on Greek Poetry (Greek Hymns), Patras (July 2-4, 2004) 

 

REVIEWS 

  1. Review of: S. Hornblower (trans., comm. and introduction), Lykophron: Alexandra, Oxford 2015, The Classical Review, 2016.
  2. Review of: P. A. LeVen, The Many-Headed Muse: Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry, Cambridge 2014, Classical Philology, 2016.
  3. Review of: Β. Acosta-Hughes‒S.A. Stephens, Callimachus in Context. From Plato to the Augustan Poets, Cambridge 2012, The Classical Review 64, 2014.
  4. Review of: W. H. Race (ed., trans.), Apollonius Rhodius, ArgonauticaLoeb classical library 1, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.- London 2009, Exemplaria Classica 16, 2012.
  5. Review of: Ch. Cusset (ed.), Cyclopodie: édition critique et commentée de l'Idylle VI de Théocrite, Collection de la maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, 46, Série littéraire et philosophique, 15,   Maison de l'orient méditerranéen, Lyon 2011, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.09.42.
  6. Review of: B. Scherer, Mythos, Katalog und Prophezeihung. Studien zu den Argonautika des Apollonios Rhodios, Palingenesia 87, Steiner, Stuttgart 2006, Gnomon 80 (2008) 640-642.
  7. Review of: N. Bezantakos – C. Tsagalis (eds.), Μουσάων ρχώμεθα: Ο Ησίοδος και η αρχαϊκή επική ποίηση, Athens 2006, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.01.34.
  8. Review of: D.J. Jacob, Ζητήματα λογοτεχνικής θεωρίας στην Ποιητική του Αριστοτέλη, Athens 2004, Φιλόλογος 121 (2005) 475-478. 

 

AS EDITOR

  1. Hellenistic Lyricism, Trends in Classics 9.2, De Gruyter, Berlin-Boston 2017.
  2. (co-editor with A. Rengakos), Dialect, Diction, and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram, De Gruyter, Berlin-New York 2016.
  3. (co-editor with R. Hunter and A. Rengakos), Hellenistic Studies at a Crossroads: Exploring Texts, Contexts and Metatexts, De Gruyter, Berlin-New York 2014.
  4. M.Z. Kopidakis, Collected Papers, Athens 2007.
  5. A. Rengakos, Achilles’ Smile. Narratological and Literary Studies on the Homeric Epics, Athens 2006.   
  6. (co-editor with J.N. Kazazis and V. Müller), Concordance to the Poetry of George Seferis, Centre for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki 2003. Also available online here.

 

ΟNLINE PUBLICATION

An Illustrated Guide to the Hellenistic Era, Its Culture and Literature [in Modern Greek] in co-operation with the Center for the Greek Language


CONFERENCES

  1. Co-Organizer (with Antonios Rengakos and Franco Montanari) of 9th Trends in Classics “Dialect, Diction and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram”, Thessaloniki May 29-31, 2015.
  2. Co-Organizer (with Antonios Rengakos, Richard Hunter and Franco Montanari) of 6th Trends in Classics Hellenistic Studies at a Crossroads: Exploring Texts, Contexts and Metatexts, Thessaloniki May 25-27, 2012.