Kostas Kapparis

Associate Professor of Classics

Director of the Center for Greek Studies


Kostas Kapparis is Associate Professor of Classics, and Director of the Center for Greek Studies. He graduated from the University of Crete and took his PhD from Glasgow. He taught at the University of Glasgow and the Queen’s University of Belfast, and then came to the University of Florida in 2000. In the UF he has taught a considerable variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and has enthusiastically participated in the Honors program and the Distance Learning Program.

His research interests include the Attic Orators,  Ancient Greek Social and Cultural History, and Ancient Medical Literature. Kostas is the author of four books (the latest one is co-authored with Andrew Wolpert), has contributed to several volumes and collections, and has also published extensively in international journals.

He views Greek literature, history and culture, from antiquity to the present day, as one undivided contiInnuum, and this perception of the Greek world is often reflected in his research and teaching. In his free time Kostas is a big fan of science-fiction and enjoys painting and gardening.