Emmanuel Bourbouhakis, Acting Director 2021-2022

Associate Professor of Classics and the Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies

photo of Emmanuel Bourbouhakis
Phone

609-258-6687

Office

154 East Pyne Building

Email

ebourbou@princeton.edu

Emmanuel will be the acting director for the Program in the Ancient World for the academic year, 2021-2022.  He joined the Classics Department in 2011 as part of a bid to offer students greater access to the long and varied legacy of Hellenism in late antiquity and the Byzantine middle ages, while also expanding Princeton University’s distinguished research profile in Byzantine Studies. His research interests are textual criticism and Greek palaeography and in addition Byzantine literature and culture, including the formal study of rhetoric, historiography, medieval criticism and aesthetics, letter-writing, and the reception and transmission of Classical texts in the middle ages.  His most recent book,  Not Composed in a Chance Manner: The Epitaphios for Manuel I Komnenos by Eustathios of Thessalonike (Uppsala University Press, 2017), offers the first large-scale study joined to a critical edition, translation, and commentary, of a formally ambitious political eulogy by the prolific twelfth-century classical scholar and bishop Eustathios.

See full bio on the Classics Department website.

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