Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

Register of Greek poetry 1801-1850

Register of Greek poetry 1801-1850

(2005 )

The main objectives of the project is the systematic inventorying of all Modern Greek poems, whether published or not, onymous or anonymous, written or published during the above-mentioned period (folk songs are excluded), together with classification both in printed form as well as data base according to author and collection, title and first verse.

Archive of Modern Greek Prosody: the romantic ballad

Archive of Modern Greek Prosody: the romantic ballad

(2003 -2004)

The aim of the project is the research, study and charting of a completely new unresearched genre of the Greek romantic period(1821-1880), the romantic ballad. The research of independently published books and journals of the period 1821-1882 will enable the locating and cataloguing of all poems which could be characterised as ballads, as well as a first concise description of the course of Greek ballad-writing before Giorgios Byziinos.

Poetical texts of the revival of ancient metres in the 19th century

Poetical texts of the revival of ancient metres in the 19th century

(2003 -2004)

The aim of the project is the study and charting of a little-researched area of Greek poetry of the 19th century, of poetical texts which were presented as a revival of ancient metres. With the research of independently published books, and perhaps subsequently journals of the period from 1821 to the end of the 19th century, all poems which could be considered as belonging to the category of the revival of ancient metres will be located, recorded in an electronic database, and digitalised in an electronic archive.

Bibliographical guide to the poems of Giorgos Seferis

Bibliographical guide to the poems of Giorgos Seferis

(2001 -2003)

The aim of the project was to create a bibliographic guide to the poetry of George Seferis.

Archive of Greek prose

Archive of Greek prose

(1996 -1999)

The aim of the project was to map Greek fiction (novels and short stories) from 1830-1880.

Archive of Modern Greek prosody

Archive of Modern Greek prosody

(1990 -1997)

The main products of the project are the Archive of Modern Greek Prosody, which is today housed at the IMS and is at the disposal of all interested researchers, and the Bibliography of Modern Greek Prosody (2000). The Archive includes the classified entries of the bibliography either in photocopied or printed form.

Korais as Classical Philologist

Korais as Classical Philologist

(1989 -1994)

The purpose of the research program was to investigate Korai's contribution to the restoration of the texts of ancient Greek writers, based mainly on his criticisms and corrective remarks contained in anecdotal manuscripts or inserted in the margins of his personal library, preserved in the Korai Library of Chios as well as the evaluation of Korai's entire literary activity and its integration into the European literary literature of his day.