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Jean Polopolus

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Jean Polopolus. Jean was very involved in the Greek community and hosted numberless events and fundraisers to support the Center for Greek Studies at the University of Florida.… Read More

Gainesville Greek Festival

Classical Studies and Greek Studies students had an immersive three-day course on Greek life volunteering at the 2018 Gainesville Greek Festival. Held on the grounds of the Saint Elizabeth Greek Orthodox Church on February 2-4, the festival was a celebration… Read More

More congratulations to Kostas Kapparis

Following the recent publication of his edited volume on D.M. MacDowell (Routledge 2017), Kostas strikes again with the 500-page study Prostitution in Ancient Greece (De Gruyter 2017).  For more information see the publisher’s website.

In Honor of Leonidas C. Polopulos

It is with great sadness that the faculty, students, and staff of the Center for Greek Studies at the University of Florida announce the passing of our dear friend, mentor, and founding father Leonidas C. Polopulos.   Leo, as he… Read More

Honoring the Founders of the Center for Greek Studies

In honor of Karelisa Hartigan and Leonidas Polopolus a public lecture, “Some Remarks on the Byzantine Reconquista of Greece” by Florin Curta, Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology, was held in the Keene Faculty Center on February 15, 2014.

Nicholas C. Kontaridis wins Distinguished Achievement Award

Mr. Nicholas C. Kontaridis, for seventeen years beloved teacher of Modern Greek Language and Literature, Modern Greek History, and “Greece Yesterday and Today,” has been selected by the Committee on Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards, and Memorials, to receive one… Read More

In Honor of Professor David Young

We announce with sadness the passing of Professor David Young, a great Philhellene, author of several important books on Pindar, the history of the Olympic games, and the revival of the Modern Olympics. He has been honored by the President… Read More

Distinguished Public Service Award for Gus Bilirakis

On October 7, 2011, the Center for Greek Studies bestowed a Distinguished Public Service Award on Congressman Gus Bilirakis. The Center congratulates Mr. Bilirakis on his many accomplishments in public service as a former elected member of the Florida State… Read More