Antonis Petrides

Antonis K. Petrides, b. 1975, is an Assistant Professor of Greek Culture at the Open University of Cyprus. He studied Greek Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Classics at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (MPhil & PhD, 2000-2005. His research interests lie mainly in the field of Greek and Roman drama (particularly, comedy, mime and pantomime), Hellenistic literature (mainly of the ‘comic mode’: mimiamb, epic and philosophical parody, etc.) and Greek physiognomics. He has published book chapters and papers in refereed international journals (such as The Classical Quarterly, Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies, Hermes, Eikasmos) and peer-reviewed collective volumes. Prominent among his recent publications is the volume New Perspectives on Postclassical Comedy (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010), co-edited with Dr. Sophia Papaioannou (Uni. Athens).