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David Ricks taught at King’s College London from 1989 to 2020 and has written on the work of many Greek poets, among them Solomos, Kalvos, Cavafy, SIkelianos, Anagnostakis, Sinopoulos, Vayenas and Ganas. He is editor (with Ingela Nilsson, Uppsala) of the journal Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, which welcomes strong contributions, and especially from younger scholars.

Research Interests 

  • Modern Greek poetry and short fiction
  • classical tradition
  • translation

For more details, please see David's full research profile.

Selected Publications

The Shade of Homer (1989)

Byzantine Heroic Poetry (1990)

ed., with Paul Magdalino, Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity (1998)

ed., with Roderick Beaton, The Making of Modern Greece (2009)

ed., with Peter Mackridge, The British Council and Anglo-Greek Literary Relations, 1945-1955 (2018)