Born in Greece, Maria (Molly) Anastassiathe received a thorough classical education with several honorary distinctions and awards for academic excellence. Molly graduated from the University of Athens, School of Philosophy (B.A. in History, 1988); she continued her graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Department of Greek, on a graduate scholarship and received her M.A. degree in Ancient Greek in 1997.


Dr Ianthi Assimakopoulou is Adjunct Academic Staff at the Hellenic Open University and has been teaching as Adjunct Lecturer at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Ioannina and the University of Peloponnese. Her Postdoc at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is focusing on the coexistence of mythological and historical elements and narratives in sixteenth-century art of Florence (in progress, near completion).

BIZIMIS, Michael

Michael Bizimis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Bizimis carries out research in igneous petrology, investigating mantle zenoliths, geochemical fluxes in subduction zones.


Heidi Dierckx earned a Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and my B.A. and M.A from the University of Durham, England. In 1992 she started teaching at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri and moved in 1998 to Elmira College, where she has taught since. At Elmira College, she teaches courses in the areas of ancient history (Greece, Rome and the Near East), Greek and Roman art and archaeology as well as ancient Greek and classical mythology.

GEORGILAS, Efstratios

Stratis Georgilas was called to the Athens’ Bar in 1994.  He is the Head of Chambers at G-H Law Chambers in Athens (2001 to this date). He holds a Master of Law Degree, LL.M. (i) (Cantab.) from Cambridge University, where he studied at Hughes Hall and the Faculty of Law (1994).

KORKA, Eleni

Dr Elena Korka graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), obtained an MA degree from the University of Laverne in California, and a PhD thesis from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

LERIOU, Anastasia

Anastasia Leriou studied at the University of Athens, from which she graduated with an Honours BA degree in Greek Archaeology. After winning a scholarship by the Greek Archaeological Committee U.K., she went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. The title of the doctoral thesis, which was completed in 2005 is The Aegean presence in Cyprus during the period 1200-900 BC: a reassessment.

LIANOS, Nikolaos

Professional Education and Training University: University of Rome La Sapienza, School of Architecture, 
- International Centre for Conservation (Rome)-ICCROM-UNESCO. Area of Interest: Architectural Conservation 1977.
- Diploma (Ms) in Architectural Conservation, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Monument Restoration and Conservation, (Scuola di perfezionamento per lo studio ed il restauro dei Monumenti) 1984.
- Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Rome, “La Sapienza” 1992.

MAGGIDIS, Christofilis

MAGGIDIS, Christofilis

Born in Greece, Christofilis Maggidis received a thorough classical education in the Classical Lyceum of the Anavryta School, and the University of Athens (B.A. in History and Archaeology, 1988), being awarded several honorary distinctions and scholarships for excellence. He further pursued graduate studies on prestigious fellowships (Fulbright, William Penn, and Charles Williams Fellowships) at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.

MAGGIDIS, Chrysanthe

Born in Athens, Greece, but raised and educated in the United States, Cynthia is a citizen of both the Old and the New World. Having graduated from Dickinson College (BA cum laude, 2016) with a double major in Art Studio and Archaeology, and a minor in Art History, Cynthia received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) (May 2019).


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