Miltsios Nikolaos


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Assistant Professor
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2310 997164
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210 n.b.
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Nikos Miltsios studied Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (B.A. 2003), from where he also received his M.A. (2005) and his PhD (2010). He has been a research associate at the Centre for Greek Language, Thessaloniki (2011-2016). Since 2017 he is Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

His research is focused on ancient Greek historiography. He has written the following books: 1) The Shaping of Narrative in Polybius (Walter de Gruyter, 2013), 2) From Alexander to Arrian: Narrative and Interpretation in the Anabasis (Academy of Athens–Centre for Greek and Latin Literature, forthcoming 2018, in Modern Greek). He has published a series of articles on Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, Arrian and Appian and has co-edited (together with M. Tamiolaki) the following volume: Polybius and His Legacy (Walter de Gruyter, 2018).

Courses
Code No Title Credits Classroom
GREEK 144 GREEK SEMINAR II (prose) 6 ECTS
GREEK 154 HISTORIOGRAPHY 6 ECTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Greek Historiography, narrative art and theory, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, Arrian, Appian.


EDUCATION
 

2006-2010: PhD Dissertation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

2003-2005: MA Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

1998-2003: BA in Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


PhD DISSERTATION

Narratological Approaches to Polybius’ Histories. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2010 (Supervisor: Prof. A. Rengakos).


MA THESIS
 

Polybius’ criticism on his fellow-craftsmen. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2005 (Supervisor: Prof. A. Rengakos).


EMPLOYMENT AND TEACHING
 

2017–: Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 

2011-2016: Research associate at the Centre for Greek Language, Thessaloniki.


SCHOLARSHIPS 

1. Fellowship from the Foundation for Education and European Culture, Athens (2016-2018). 

2. Fellowship form the Melina Merkouri Foundation, Athens (2007-2008). 

3. Fellowships from the National Scholarship Foundations, Athens (1998-1999). 


BOOKS
 

1. The Shaping of Narrative in Polybius. Trends in Classics, Band 23, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2013. 

2. From Alexander to Arrian: Narrative and Interpretation in the Anabasis, Academy of Athens–Centre for Greek and Latin Literature, forthcoming 2018 (in Modern Greek). 


EDITED VOLUME
 

1. N. Miltsios & M. Tamiolaki (eds.), Polybius and His Legacy, TCSV, Band 60, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2018.


ARTICLES – CONTRIBUTIONS TO COLLECTIVE VOLUMES
 

1. “Suspense in Conspiracy Narratives: Polybius and Appian”, in: I. Konstantakos & V. Liotsakis (eds.), Suspense in Ancient Greek Literature, TCSV, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, forthcoming. 

2. “Polybius and Arrian: The Cases of Philip V and Alexander the Great”, in: N. Miltsios & M. Tamiolaki (eds.), Polybius and His Legacy, TCSV, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2018, 323-338. 

3. “Sight and Seeing in Herodotus”, TC 8.1, 2016, 1-16. 

4. “Knowledge and Foresight in Polybius”, in: A. Lianeri (ed.), Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography, TCSV, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2016, 141-154. 

5. “Πολύβιος και Ρώμη: Ἱστοριῶν Στ´”, Αριάδνη 20/21, 201-2015, 79-97. 

6. “The Narrative Legacy of Thucydides: Polybius, Book 1”, in: A. Tsakmakis & M. Tamiolaki (eds.), Thucydides Between History and Literature, TCSV, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2013, 329-49. 

7. “The Perils of Expectations: Perceptions, Suspense and Surprise in Polybius’ Histories”, in: J. Grethlein & A. Rengakos (eds.), Narratology and Interpretation, TCSV, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2009, 481-506. 


CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

1. “Polybius and Arrian”, 10th Trends in Classics International Conference Polybius and His Legacy: Tradition, Historical Representation, Reception (27-29 May 2016), Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Classics.

 2. “The Directions of Gaze in Herodotus”, International Conference, Gaze, Vision and Visuality in Ancient Greek Literature (4-6 December 2014), Freiburg, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. 

3. “Knowledge and Foresight in Polybius”, 7th Trends in Classics International Conference Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography (7-9 June 2013), Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Classics. 

4. “Intertextuality and Thucydides”, 4th International Symposium Thucydides’ Techniques. Between Historical Research and Literary Representation (7-11 April 2010), Athens. 

5. “Narrative Devices and Patterns: Perceptions, Suspense and Surprise in Polybius’ Histories”, 1st Trends in Classics International Conference, Narratology and Interpretation: The Content of the Form in Ancient Texts (6-8 December 2007), Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Classics. 


PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEES
 

1. Participation in the scientific and organizing committee of the 10th Trends in Classics International Conference Polybius and His Legacy: Tradition, Historical Representation, Reception (27-29 May 2016), Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Classics. 

2. Participation in the scientific and organizing committee of the International Conference Gaze, Vision and Visuality in Ancient Greek Literature (4-6 December 2014), Freiburg, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.