Modern Greek Studies Association

Stratis Papaioannou

Associate Professor of Classics

Brown University

Dept. of Classics


Ph.D. 2000 University of Vienna (Byzantine Studies)

B.A. 1995 University of Athens (Greek Philology)

Principal Publications


Michael Psellos: Rhetoric and Authorship in Byzantium (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Articles (selected):

“Μιχαήλ Ψελλός: στα όρια της ρητορικής και της λογοτεχνίας.” In T. Lounges and E. Kislinger, Βυζάντιο. Ιστορία και πολιτισμός (Athens: Ηρόδοτος) (in press).

“Anna Komnene’s Will.” In: D. Sullivan (University of Maryland), E. Fisher (George Washington University), and S. Papaioannou, Byzantine Religious Culture: Studies in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011) 99-121.

“Michael Psellos on Friendship and Love: Erotic Discourse in Eleventh-Century Constantinople.” In: Early Medieval Europe 19.1 (2011) 43-61.

“Byzantine Mirrors: Self-Reflection in Medieval Greek Writing.” In Dumbarton Oaks Papers 64 (2010) 1-21.

“The Aesthetics of History: From Theophanes to Eustathios.” In: R. Macrides (ed.), History as Literature in Byzantium: Papers from the Fortieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, The Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham April 2007 (Aldershot: Ashgate Variorum, 2010) 3-21.

“Letter-Writing.” In: P. Stephenson (ed.), The Byzantine World (London and New York: Routledge, 2010) 188-199.

“Letters regarding Psellos’ Family.” In: A. Kaldellis with contributions by D. Jenkins and S. Papaioannou, Mothers and Sons, Fathers and Daughters: The Byzantine Family of Michael Psellos (Michael Psellos in Translation; Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006) 167-178.

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Areas of Specialization

Byzantine Literature, Manuscript Cultures

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