Professor Giambattista D'Alessio
Professor of Greek Language & Literature
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2295
Address Department of Classics
E2, North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Research interests and PhD supervision
Archaic and Hellenistic poetry
Texts and contexts of Greek Lyric poetry
Greek literary papyri
Fragmentarily preserved texts
An expert on archaic and Hellenistic poetry, he has published an edition of Callimachus, and important studies on Hesiod, Greek Lyric poetry, Pindar, and, more generally, on Greek literary papyri.
He is currently researching on a wide range of issues related to the texts and contexts of Greek Lyric poetry (the pragmatics of Greek Lyric poetry; the continuity of the "song-and-dance-culture" beyond the Classical period; Pindar's fragments), on Greek literary papyri, and, more generally, on fragmentarily preserved texts.
Giambattista is interested in supervising PhD students in:
Greek epic and lyric poetry
Greek literary papyri
Issues of continuity and discontinuity in poetic communication across Greek literary history
Any other intriguing topics concerning Greek poetic texts!
For more details, please see my research profile
GB D’Alessio (2012) “The Lost Isthmian Odes of Pindar”, in in P. Agócs, C. Carey and R. Rawles (eds.), Reading the Victory Ode, CUP, pp. 28-57
GB D'Alessio (2009) 'Defining local identities in Greek lyric poetry', in R. Hunter and I. Rutherford (eds.), Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture, CUP, pp. 137-16 [Chapter]
GB D'Alessio (2009) 'On the "Artemidorus" papyrus' Zeitschrift fÃ¼r Papyrologie und Epigraphik (171), pp. 27-43. [Article in print Journal]
GB D'Alessio (2009) 'Re-constructing Pindar’s First Hymn: The Theban “Theogony” and the Birth of Apollo', in Apolline Politics and Poetics : International Symposium, Delphi 4-11 July 2003 pp. 128-147 [Chapter]
GB D'Alessio (2007) Callimaco. Inni, Epigrammi, Ecale, Aitia, Giambi e altri frammenti 4th edition, revised and augmented Milan: BU [Authored Book in print]
For a complete list of publications please see my full research profile.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Greek Epic and Lyric Poetry; Drama; Prose; Greek Language and Metre
Greek Lyric Poetry; Greek Hellenistic Poetry; Greek Literary Papyri