Nikolaos Lazaridis

Current status: Assistant Professor at Sacramento State University
Degrees obtained: 1) D.Phil. in Oriental Studies (Egyptology) and Classics from Merton College, Oxford University (October 2005)
2) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (Egyptology) from Brasenose College, Oxford University (June 2002)
3) BA in Egyptology from the American University in Cairo (AUC) (June 2000)
Scholarships and awards received: 1) NWO (Nederlands Foundation for Scientific Research) Post-doctoral Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni (2007-2009)
2) Merton College Domus Graduate Scholarship (2002-2005)
3) Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship (2002-2005)
4) Oxford University Oriental Institute Graduate Scholarship (2001-2005)
5) Onassis Foundation Scholarship (2001-2002)
6) Ahmed Fakhry Egyptological Award (1999 and 2000)
7) Paul Corrdry Scholarship (1998-2000)
Major publications: 1) Wisdom in Loose Form: The Language of Egyptian and Greek Proverbs in Collections from the Hellenistic and Roman Periods, Mnemosyne, Supplements 287, Leiden: Brill, 2007
2) “Ethics”, entry in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology available at (2008)
3) “It is Better to Be Silent than Speak in Vain: The Challenge of Producing Proverbs in Demotic and Greek”, in Current Research in Egyptology 2005: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Symposium, University of Cambridge 2005, R. Mairs and A. Stevenson (eds.), Oxford: Oxbow Books (2007), pp. 66-73
4) “The Religion of Egyptian Proverbs”, in The Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists, J.-Cl. Goyon and C. Cardin (eds.), OLA 150, Leuven: Peeters (2007), pp. 1091-1100
5) “Ματιές στην κοινωνία και τον πολιτισμό της Ελληνορωμαϊκής Αιγύπτου: Ελληνοαιγυπτιακές σχέσεις συνύπαρξης και πολιτισμικής συναλλαγής και η απεικόνισή τους στις γραπτές αιγυπτιακές πηγές” (Glimpses at the society and culture of Greco-Roman Egypt: Greco-Egyptian relations of co-existence and cultural interaction as reflected in the written Egyptian sources), in Studies in the Ancient Egyptian Culture and Foreign Relations, P. Kousoulis (ed.), Egyptological Series 1, Rhodes: University of the Aegean (2007), pp. 103-117