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International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS)

Trinity College Dublin

Teaching Staff:

Dr Anthony Hirst (Course Director) has directed and organised the Byzantine Greek Summer School since 2006, in Belfast and then Birmingham. He is keen to remain involved in the teaching, particularly of the beginners' group, having developed a new method of teaching Greek which does not involved the memorizing of paradigm tables. He lectured in Byzantine and Modern Greek at Queen’s University Belfast, before retiring in 2009. His God and the Poetic Ego (2004) is a study of the use and abuse of biblical and liturgical texts in the work of three modern Greek poets. His other publications include translations of Modern Greek poetry and prose, as well as many articles, especially on the Alexandrian Greek poet C. P. Cavafy. From 2010 to 2013 he was Manager and Academic Director of the Durrell School of Corfu. He is the co-editor with Patrick Sammon of The Ionian Islands: Aspects of their History and Culture (2014). He has edited Sweet-voiced Sappho, translations of Ancient Greek verse by Theodore Stephanides (2015).
Contact: anthony.hirst@btinternet.com

Dr Cosetta Cadau studied Classics at Trinity College Dublin (Ph.D. 2014). She specializes in late antique poetry and published a monograph ‘Studies in Colluthus' Abduction of Helen’ in 2015. She has been teaching Ancient Greek and Latin at TCD and UCD, and in intensive courses over a number of years at summer schools in Dublin, as part of the Classical Association of Ireland Language Summer School; at King's College London; and at University College, Cork.
Contact: cadauc@tcd.ie

Dr Martine Cuypers is Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College Dublin, where she teaches ancient Greek language, literature and history and contributes to the M.Phil. courses in Literary Translation and Comparative Literature. She studied Classics at the University of Leiden and has worked as a teacher and researcher in Hamburg, Leiden, Groningen, Chicago and Washington DC. Her research focuses on post-Classical Greek literature and culture, from Alexander the Great to the Byzantine period. She has particular interests in Byzantine literary scholarship and late antique poetry and narrative literature.
Contact: www.tcd.ie/Classics/staff/cuypersm.php

Seán McCrum has taught at the Summer School in Birmingham since 2013, having attended it (in his native Belfast) from 2009.  He is a graduate in Classics of Trinity College Dublin. He has worked as an independent curator in many areas of the arts, including sound art.
Contact: smccrum.1949@gmail.com

Patrick Sammon has taught at the Byzantine Greek Summer School since 2010. He is an independent scholar from Dublin, who started Greek in Joyce’s alma mater (Belvedere College, SJ), and was a Foundation Scholar in Classics in Wilde’s (Trinity College). His 35 years in the Irish diplomatic service included postings in Bonn, Paris, Athens (twice), Vienna, New York and Tokyo. His reference work Greenspeak: Ireland in her own Words (2002) is a dictionary of Irish English. He contributed “Oscar Wilde and Greece” to The Lure of Greece: Irish Involvement in Greek Culture, Literature, History and Politics (2007), J.V. Luce, C. Morris, C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, eds. 2007 (full version at http://www.oscholars.com/TO/Appendix/Library/sammon.htm). He is the co-editor with Anthony Hirst of The Ionian Islands: Aspects of their History and Culture (2014).
Contact psammon@gmail.com

Adrian Saunders taught at the Summer School in Birmingham University, 2013- . He graduated as M.A., Literae Humaniores, from Brasenose College, University of Oxford. He is an instructor in Koç University in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art. He has had long experience teaching Latin and Greek Language and Literature in the United Kingdom, the Arab Republic of Egypt and in the Republic of Turkey. He works on a wide range of epigraphic and textual material, exploring ways of using it in teaching ancient languages creatively and effectively to students who require support in their fieldwork and research programs. He has translated several ancient dramas for performance and has been working on a translation of Archaic Lyric. His specializations are: Latin and Greek language and literature, Latin and Greek prose and verse composition, Latin textual criticism, Greek and Roman epigraphy, and the numismatics of the Later Roman Empire.
Contact: asaunders@ku.edu.tr


Last updated 14 February 2017 ryanw1@tcd.ie.