Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Dia M. L. Philippides

Professor Emerita

Boston College
Department of Classical Studies


Ph.D. Princeton University (Classical Philology)
M.A. Boston College (Classics and Linguistics)
B.A. Radcliffe College (Applied Math / Computer Science)

Principal Publications

Books and CD-ROM

ΕΡΩΤΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ: Του δίσκου τα γυρίσματα / EROTOKRITOS: As the Disk Spins. A CD-ROM (PC/Mac). With David Holton and John L. Dawson. Athens: Εκδοτική Ερμής (Hermes Publishing Co.), 2013. ISBN 978-960-320- 218-9. With Greek and English interface.

Του κύκλου τα γυρίσματα: ο Ερωτόκριτος σε ηλεκτρονική ανάλυση (As the Wheel Turns: Electronic Analysis of the Erotokritos). With David Holton. John Dawson, technical editor. Four volumes. Athens: Hermes Publishing Co., 1996-2000. ISBN978-960-320-027-7 (set).

The Sacrifice of Abraham on the Computer. Athens: Hermes Publishing Co., 1986.

The Iambic Trimeter of Euripides: Selected Plays. New York: Arno Press, 1981. ISBN9780405140488

CENSUS of Modern Greek Literature: A Check-List of English Language Sources Useful in the Study of Modern Greek Literature (1824-1987). New Haven, CT: MGSA, 1990. Reprinted 1992. ISBN 9780912105017.

Enlarged edition, Census Update (1813-present), currently under preparation with W.F. Bakker. See

A revised, enlarged edition of the work-of-reference originally published in 1990. The compilation continues to today, incorporating references to translations and essays (published worldwide in English, 1813-) on modern Greek literature from ca. AD 1200 to the present. The Census Update is in preparation for publication in print or eBook format, and subsequently as a fully searchable database to be maintained on the Web.

Boston College
Department of Classical Studies
Stokes 260 South
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

617-552-3661 Dept.
617-552-2588 (F)

Personal Website

Departmental Website

Areas of Specialization

Computers and Literary Analysis
Renaissance Greek Literature (Crete)
Ancient Greek Tragedy (Metrics)

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Drama (CORE literature and theater)

Currents in Modern Greek Literature (CORE literature)

Greece Viewed through her Films

Modern Greek Fiction (lectures and advanced seminars)

Introduction to the Modern Greek World

Computers and Modern Greek

Seminars in stylometry (at the Universities of Athens and Crete)

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