Serafim Andreas


Andreas Serafim
Researcher

Biographical note

Andreas Serafim obtained a Ph.D. degree from University College London (2013; supervisor: Professor Christopher Carey) and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (2010; supervisor: Professor Michael Gagarin). He held several academic positions before joining the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens: Postdoctoral Fellow at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2019-2020); Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cyprus (2017-2019); Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Cyprus (2014-2015 & 2016-2017); Adjunct Lecturer at the Open University of Cyprus (2014-2017 & 2019-2020); Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin (2015-2016); Honorary Research Fellow (2013-2015) and Assistant Lecturer (2012-2013) at University College London.

He is a specialist in Greek oratory/rhetoric, law and performance, with a wide range of other research interests, including ancient Greek religion, reception of ancient rhetoric, linguistics, gender/sexuality theories, and other interdisciplinary theories (such as humour theories and persuasion).

He is currently working on a new research project, “Language from the Body: A Compendium of (the Cultural Workings of) Non-verbal Communication in Greco-Roman Literature”, in collaboration with Professor Sophia Papaioannou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).

 

PUBLICATIONS (accepted and in press only)

Books

1. Serafim, Andreas. Attic Oratory and Performance (New York and London: Routledge 2017)

2. Serafim, Andreas. A Commentary on Lysias’ Olympic Oration: Introduction, Translation, Comments (Athens: Smili Publications 2020)

3. Serafim, Andreas. A Commentary on Demosthenes’ Second Olynthiac: Introduction, Translation, Comments (Athens: Smili Publications 2020)

4. Serafim, Andreas. Religious Discourse in Attic Oratory and Politics (New York and London: Routledge 2021).

 

Edited books

1. Papaioannou, Sophia, Andreas Serafim and Beatrice da Vela (eds.). The Theatre of Justice: Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2017)

2. Papaioannou, Sophia, Andreas Serafim and Kyriakos Demetriou (eds.). The Ancient Art of Persuasion across Genres and Topics (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2019)

3. Michalopoulos, Andreas, Andreas Serafim, Alessandro Vatri and Flaminia Beneventano della corte (eds.). The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (Leiden and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics-Supplementary Volumes 2021) Published

4. Sophia Papaioannou and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Comic Invective in Ancient Greek and Roman Oratory (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes 2021) Published

5. Markantonatos, Andreas, Vasileios Liotsakis and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Witnesses and Evidence in Ancient Greek Literature (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – forthcoming in 2021) In press

6. Papaioannou, Sophia and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2021) In press

7. Papaioannou, Sophia, Andreas Serafim and Michael Edwards (eds.). Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Ancient Rhetoric (Leiden and Boston: Brill – forthcoming in 2021) In press

8. Serafim, Andreas, George Kazantzidis and Kyriakos Demetriou (eds.). Sex and the Ancient City: Aspects of Sexual Intercourse in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2022)

 

Articles

1. Serafim, Andreas. “Making the Audience: Ekphrasis and Rhetorical Strategy in Demosthenes 18 and 19”, Classical Quarterly 65 (2015) 96-108

2. Serafim, Andreas. “Constructing Identities: Religious Argumentation, Sexual Identity and Social Status in Attic Forensic Oratory”, Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade 67 (2019) 233-253

3. Serafim, Andreas. “Comic Invective in the Public Forensic Speeches of Attic Oratory”, Hellenica 68 (2020) 23-42

4. Serafim, Andreas. “Paralinguistics, Community and the Rhetoric of Division in Attic Oratory”, Roda da Fortuna. Electronic Journal about Antiquity and Middle Ages 22 (2020) 114-143

5. Serafim, Andreas. “Language and Persuasion in Attic Oratory: Imperatives and Questions”, ArgosJournal of the Argentine Association of Classical Studies 41 (2020) 1-19

6. Serafim, Andreas and Andreas Karyos “The Politics of Language: Linguistics, Rhetorics and Political History in Makarios’ Nenikikamen (We have triumphed)”, Journal of Mediterranean Studies 29 (2020) 177-196

7. Serafim, Andreas. “Community, Division and the Persuasive War of Identities in Attic Oratory”, Classics Ireland 28 (2021) In press

8. Serafim, Andreas. “A Triangle in the Law-court: Speakers-Opponents-Audiences and the Use of the Imperative”, Trends in Classics: Journal of Classical Studies 13 (2021) In press

9. Serafim, Andreas. “Religion on the Rostrum: Euchomai Prayers in the Texts of Attic Oratory”, Trends in Classics: Journal of Classical Studies 14 (2022) In press

 

Chapters in volumes

1. Papaioannou, Sophia, Andreas Serafim and Beatrice da Vela. “Introduction”, in Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim, and Beatrice da Vela (eds.). Theatre of Justice: Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2017) 1-9

2. Serafim, Andreas. “‘Conventions’ in/as Performance: Addressing the Audience in Selected Public Speeches of Demosthenes”, in Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim, and Beatrice da Vela (eds.). Theatre of Justice: Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2017) 26-41

3. Serafim, Andreas. “Thespians in the Law-Court: Sincerity, Community and Persuasion in Attic Forensic Oratory”, in Andreas Markantonatos and Eleni Volonaki (eds.). Poet and Orator: A Symbiotic Relationship in Democratic Athens (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter 2019) 347-362

4. Papaioannou, Sophia, Andreas Serafim and Kyriakos Demetriou, “The Hermeneutic Framework: Persuasion in Genres and Topics”, in Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim and Kyriakos Demetriou (eds.). The Ancient Art of Persuasion across Genres and Topics (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2019) 1-16

5. Serafim, Andreas. “Feel between the Lines: Emotion, Language and Persuasion in Attic Forensic Oratory”, in Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim and Kyriakos Demetriou (eds.). The Ancient Art of Persuasion across Genres and Topics (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2019) 137-152

6. Serafim, Andreas. “Sicking Bodies: Stasis as Disease in the Human Body and the Body Politic”, in Helen Gasti (ed.). ΔΟΣΙΣ ΑΜΦΙΛΑΦΗΣ. A Volume in Honour of Emerita Professor Katerina Synodinou (Carpe Diem Publications: Ioannina 2020) 673-695

7. Serafim, Andreas. “Comic Invective in Attic Forensic Oratory: Private Speeches”, in Sophia Papaioannou and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Comic Invective in Ancient Greek and Roman Oratory (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – forthcoming in 2021) In press

8. Papaioannou, Sophia, Andreas Serafim and Michael Edwards, “Making the Past Present: Ancient Rhetoric across the Ages, Cultures and Topics”, in Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim and Michael Edwards (eds.). Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Ancient Rhetoric (Leiden and Boston: Brill – accepted/forthcoming in 2021)

9. Michalopoulos, Andreas, Andreas Serafim, Flaminia Beneventano della corte and Alessandro Vatri, “Unity and Division in Ancient Literature: Current Perspectives and Further Research”, in Andreas Michalopoulos, Andreas Serafim, Alessandro Vatri and Flaminia Beneventano della corte (eds.). The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (Leiden and Boston: De Gruyter 2021) 1-18

10. Serafim, Andreas. “‘I, He, We, You, They’: Addresses to the audience as a means of unity/division in Attic forensic oratory”, in Andreas Michalopoulos, Andreas Serafim, Alessandro Vatri and Flaminia Beneventano della corte (eds.). The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature (Leiden and Boston: De Gruyter 2021) 71-98

11. Serafim, Andreas. ΕΡΩΤΗΣΟΝ ΑΥΤΟΥΣ: Questions, Rhetorical purpose and Hypocrisis in Attic Forensic Oratory”, in Gerhard Thür, Sima Avramovic and Andreja Katanceviic (eds.). Law, Magic and Oratory (University of Belgrade: Faculty of Law 2020) 229-248

12. Markantonatos, Andreas, Vasileios Liotsakis and Andreas Serafim. “Witness and Evidence in Legal, Oratorical and Other Literary Contexts in Antiquity”, in Andreas Markantonatos, Vasileios Liotsakis and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Witnesses and Evidence: Information and Decision Making in Drama and Oratory (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2022)

13. Serafim, Andreas. “The Questions in (Answering the Question about the Historicity of) Plato’s Apology of Socrates”, in Andreas Markantonatos, Vasileios Liotsakis and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Witnesses and Evidence: Information and Decision Making in Drama and Oratory (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2022)

14. Papaioannou, Sophia and Andreas Serafim, “Religion and Rhetoric in Ancient Greco-Roman Texts and Contexts”, in Papaioannou, Sophia and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2021)

15. Serafim, Andreas, George Kazantzidis and Kyriakos Demetriou, “Sex, Sexuality, Sexual Intercourse and Gender: The Texts and Contexts of the Volume”, in Andreas Serafim, George Kazantzidis and Kyriakos Demetriou (eds.). Sex and the Ancient City: Aspects of Sexual Intercourse in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2022)

16. Serafim, Andreas. “Making the Body Speak: The (Homo)sexual Dimensions of Sneezing in Ancient Greek Literature”, in Andreas Serafim, George Kazantzidis and Kyriakos Demetriou (eds.). Sex and the Ancient City: Aspects of Sexual Intercourse in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – accepted/forthcoming in 2022)

17. Sophia, Papaioannou and Andreas Serafim, “Killing with a Smile: Comic Invective in Greek and Roman Oratory”, in Sophia Papaioannou and Andreas Serafim (eds.). Comic Invective in Ancient Greek and Roman Oratory (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volumes – forthcoming in 2021) In press

18. Serafim, Andreas. “διὰ τὴν γνῶσιν καὶ φιλανθρωπίαν τῆς τέχνης: Actors as Ambassadors in Ancient Greek Inter-state Politics”, in Maria Youni and Kalliopi Papaconstantinou (eds.). Greek Drama, Law and Politics (to be submitted to Sakkoulas Publications, Athens/ the chapter has been submitted)

19. Serafim, Andreas. “‘These are what we Fought for’: Classics in the Educational System of Post-revolutionary Greece (1824-1935)”, in Theodoros Giannopoulos (ed.). The Mystery of our Future: Greek Identity and Politics in the Third Century of Independent National Life (the volume is under consideration for publication by Gregoris Publications, Athens/ the chapter has been submitted)

20. Serafim, Andreas. “Prayers in Attic Oratory”, in William Furley (ed.). Prayer in the Ancient World (PAW) – Volume on Rhetoric (the volume will be published by Brill/ the chapter has been submitted)

 

Reviews

Serafim, Andreas. Review of Mark Sundahl, David Mirhady, and Ilias Arnaoutoglou (eds). A New Working Bibliography of Ancient Greek Law 7th - 4th centuries BC, Athens 2011 – in Journal of Hellenic Studies 132 (2012) 202-203.

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

1. 2017-2019: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cyprus

2. 2015-2016: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin

3. 2011-2013: A. G. Leventis Foundation

4. 2011-2013: State Scholarships Foundation of Cyprus

5. 2010-2012: Lloyd Scholarship in Greek, University College London

 

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND PANELS (SELECTION)

1. 26-30 Ιουλίου 2022: Panel organizer and chair, “The topoi of (dis)unity in Attic oratory”. Speakers: Jakub Filonik, Jasper Donelan and Alessandro Vatri. The Twenty-Third Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

2. 06 Οκτωβρίου 2021: Conference organizer (with Prof. Antonios Rengakos, DrAthanasios Stefanis and Prof. Sophia Papaioannou). “The Art of Being Speechless: Non-verbal Communication and Cultural Performance in Ancient Literature”. 1st Annual Conference at the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens.

3. January to July 2021: Lecture organizer (with Dr Alexandra Rozokoki). “LOGO-DEMY: Discussions on Greek literature from antiquity to modern times”.

4. 11-13 June 2019: Conference organizer (with Prof. Kyriakos Demetriou and DrGeorge Kazantzidis), “The Art of Being Speechless: Non-verbal Communication and Cultural Performance in Ancient Literature”. University of Cyprus.

5. 19 June 2018: Workshop organizer, “Speaking Religion: Religious Discourse and Public Speaking in Classical Athens and Beyond”. University of Cyprus.

6. 23-24 November 2017: Conference organizer (with Prof. Andreas Michalopoulos; DrAlessandro Vatri; Dr Flaminia Beneventano). “The Rhetoric of (dis)unity: Community and division in Greco-Roman prose and poetry”. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

7. 27-29 August 2015: Conference organizer (with Prof. Kyriakos Demetriou and Prof. Sophia Papaioannou). “Addressing Matters in Contexts: the Art of Persuasion across Genres and Times”. University of Cyprus.

8. 19-20 April 2012: Conference organizer (with Beatrice da Vela). “A Theatre of Justice:Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric”. University College London.

 

INVITED TALKS AT CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS (SELECTION)

1. "The Βody of Affectivity: Non-verbal Communication, Emotions and the Rhetoric of Division in Attic oratory", Invitation by Professors Emiliano Buis (University of Buenos Aires) and Claudia Fernández (National University of La Plata), Online Conference: "Sentir y emocionar(se): Dimensiones de la afectividad en el mundo griego antiguo", 14 August 2021. [Sentir y emocionar(se) 3: Andreas Serafim “The Βody of Affectivity" - YouTube]

2. "Zῷον γελαστικόν: Patterns and Limits of Comic Invective in Attic Oratory", 2nd Postgraduate Conference, University of Crete, 23 July 2021.

3. “Most Known Unknown Rhetoric: Persuasion in Ancient and Modern Political and Forensic Communication”, University of Peloponnese, 22 May 2021. [In Modern Greek]

4. “Humour, Laughter Attacks and Community Building in Attic Forensic Oratory”, Invitation by Dr Sabira Hajdarević, Department of Classical Philology, University of Zadar, Croatia, 16 February 2021.

5. “Killing with a Smile: Comic Invective in the Public Forensic Speeches of Attic Oratory”, Invitation by Prof. Sima Avramovich, Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade, 27 November 2020. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUXZG2Z3Umk&t=1153s]

6. “Introduction to Ancient Greek Oratory/Rhetoric”, Cyprus Church Theological School, Invitation by Dr Maria Pavlou, 10 November 2020. [In Modern Greek]

7. “Most Known Unknown Rhetoric: Persuasion in Ancient and Modern Political and Forensic Communication”, Postgraduate Programme “PNYKA: Political history, theory and practice”, Open University of Cyprus, 29 April 2020. [In Modern Greek/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OZFNfQPOT0&t=14s]

8. “Dog Whistle Politics: Rhetoric, Persuasion and History in Makarios’ Nenikikamen (We have triumphed)”, BA Programme in Hellenic Culture, Open University of Cyprus, 21 November 2019. [In Modern Greek/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAO0ZyR-J38&t=3s]

9. “Community, Division and the Persuasive war of Identities in Attic oratory”, IV RHETOR Conference, Federal University of Paraíba, 13-14 November 2019.

10. “He Came a Long Way: Ancient Greece in the Poetry of Kostis Palamas”, Keynote speech in Annual celebrations of Kostis Palamas that are organized by the University of Cyprus, the University of Neapolis (Paphos, Cyprus), and Paphos Municipality. Paphos, Cyprus, 12 May 2019. [In Modern Greek]

11. “Comic Invective in the Public Forensic Speeches of Attic Oratory”, Department of Classics, University of Florida, USA, 11 February 2019.

12. “Speaking Scripts: Hypocrisis in Attic Oratory”, in Sommerseminar in Belgrade: an international forum of research in Ancient Legal History and Roman Law, University of Belgrade, 28-30 April 2018.

13. “It’s Complicated! Theatre, Public Speaking and Political Engagement in Attic Oratory”, International Conference: Greek Drama, Law and Politics, Thessaloniki-Komotini, Greece, 26-28 May 2017.

14. “Persuasive Conventions: Imperative and Questions in Attic Forensic Oratory”, Classics Reading Seminar, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, 17 December 2015.

15. “A War in Words: Mockery and Laughter in Selected Speeches of Attic Forensic Oratory”, Classics Research Seminar, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, 04 November 2015.

16. “Il cavaliere e la dama: Ekphrasis and Rhetorical Strategy in Demosthenes 18”, Open University of Cyprus, BA Programme in Hellenic Culture, 20 Nov. 2013. [In Modern Greek/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMlyfSgEw0&t=1s]