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Antonios Pontoropoulos

doctoral student at Department of Linguistics and Philology

Email:
Antonios.Pontoropoulos[AT-sign]lingfil.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 1423
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv. 3 H
Postal address:
Box 635
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My name is Antonios Pontoropoulos and I am a PhD candidate in Greek literature, in the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University. My particular research interests refer to postclassical Greek literature and the so-called Second Sophistic and they more precisely concern the so-called Erotic letters (ἐπιστολαὶ ἐρωτικαί), a letters collection attributed to Philostratus. 

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Biography

I am born in Thessaloniki, Greece. I have studied classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece (ptychion) and Greek literature at the University of Lund (MA).

My particular research interests refer to postclassical Greek literature and the so-called Second Sophistic and they more precisely concern the so-called Erotic letters (πιστολαὶ ἐρωτικαί), a coprpus of letters attributed to Philostratus. In my Doctoral Research Project I am investigating the ways in which the erotic language of the letters is articulated in terms of its association with the sender and the receiver, and the way the lover’s and the beloveds’ personas are constructed in terms of the classical Greek literary tradition. Conclusively, the constructions of the lover’s and the beloveds’ identities as distinctively Greek lie in the center of my project. 

I have presented papers regarding my current research on the Philostratean Erotic Epistles in conferences held in Rome (Winter School in Antiquity 2015, U4) and Lund (Filologkongressen 2015) respectively. 

 

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