Christos Simelidis Graduate Seminar (Byzantine Series): "John of Damascus' Iambic Canon on Christmas"


Location: TBA

Christos Simelidis, our lecturer for November 8, will also offer this graduate seminar. The seminar runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

The seminar is open to all. A reservation is required if you wish to attend the lunch that follows the seminar. Please respond by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th. 

Christos Simelidis is Assistant Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied Classics and Byzantine Studies at Thessaloniki and Oxford, where he also held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lincoln College, Oxford. His research interests include the literature of Late Antiquity and Byzantium, the reception of classical and biblical texts in the early Christian and Byzantine literature, and various aspects of Byzantine scholarship (what was read, by whom and with what degree of understanding). His major research project is a critical edition of the Carmina of St. Gregory of Nazianzus for the Corpus Christianorum series. He is currently a Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.