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Mr. Antonios Rengakos , member of the Scientific Council of H.F.R.I., was elected Vice President of the Academy of Athens for the year 2021

Date: December 15, 2020

The Plenary Session of the Academy of Athens elected yesterday its Vice President for the year 2021 the Academician Mr. Antonios Rengakos. The President of the Academy for the same year will be Mr. Loukas G. Christoforou.

Antonios Rengakos studied classics at the University of Freiburg (B.A. 1979, Ph.D. 1982). He has taught at the Universities of Vienna (1994-1995), Freiburg (1991-1997). In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Ancient Greek Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include Homer, historiography and Hellenistic poetry. He is also co-editor (with F. Montanari) of the series Τrends in Classics Supplementary Volumes and the journal Trends in Classics (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter), and member of the scientific board of the journals Wiener Studien, Eikasmos. Since 2006 he is Director of the Linguistics Department of the Centre for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki. In 2011 he became a full member of the Academy of Athens (Chair: Ancient Greek Philology). In October 2016 he was elected corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science (Philosophical-Historical Section). He is a member of the Board of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET).