Chrysostomos “Chrys” Kostopoulos: Lecturer



Chrysostomos “Tom” Kostopoulos
University of Florida
2326A Turlington Hall
PO Box 117342
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 392-8902 x209
Curriculum vitae

Fall 2020 Office Hours

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M-Th: 10:45 – 11:30 am
M-Th: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Also by appointment.

Chrysostomos “Tom” Kostopoulos studied Classics at the University of Ioannina and earned an MA and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His interests vary from Roman and Ancient Greek Science (astrology in particular) to Modern Greek linguistics, history and politics. He is currently completing a monograph on the Greek partisan songs of the WWII. He has also published articles on John Updike and Greek Mythology and the poetry of Nikos Kavvadias. At UF, he teaches courses on Modern Greek language and literature as well as Modern Greek history, Greek identity, and the continuity of the Greek civilization from ancient to modern times


ASH 3931/CLA 3930/EUS 3930: Greece, Turkey and the World

This course explores the political, religious, and cultural identities of Greece and Turkey since 1453. It emphasizes that Turkey, Greece, and the Wider World remained in contact and conflict through the past, and discusses in four parts: Ottoman Turks and Greeks; Nationalism, Religion, and Modernization; Political Encounters between Greece and Turkey; and Mediterranean Cultures with emphasis on cuisine, identity, and music.

GRK 1130: Beginning Modern Greek 1

This is the first course in the introductory Greek sequence, which is designed to prepare students to read, write, speak and understand Modern Greek. The course focuses on the study of grammar, syntax and vocabulary as well as the reading of adapted passages. The course can be taken by all undergraduate and graduate students to fulfill their language requirement, and by everyone else who wants to learn Greek.


Other Courses

  • CLT 3930/EUS 3930: Greece and Its European Context in the 20th Century
  • CLT 3930/EUS 3930/POS 4931: Greece and Turkey: Parallel Crossings of the Other
  • GRK 1131: Beginning Modern Greek II