CHS Online Open House | Metus hostilis and fear appeals in 4th c. BCE rhetoric, with Maria G. Xanthou

We are pleased to welcome back Maria G. Xanthou for an Online Open House discussion on Metus hostilis: rhetorical configurations of fear in 4th century BCE rhetoric, focusing on Isocrates and Demosthenes. The event will be streamed live on Thursday, January 31, at 11 a.m. EST, and will be recorded.

To prepare for the event, you might like to read the focus passages in this PDF handout:


You can view the event on the CHS Kosmos website or on the CHS YouTube channel.

Dr. Maria G. Xanthou

Dr. Maria G. Xanthou, FHEA, is a Research Associate in Pindaric Studies at Harvard CHS, teaches history of Greek civilization and culture at the Hellenic Open University, and is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol. She currently completes her commentary on Pindar’s epinician odes to be published by Harvard CHS. She has been awarded individual research scholarships and fellowships from Harvard CHS, University of Oxford, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Academic Excellence Scheme, Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation, and Nicos and Lydia Trichas Foundation for Education and European Culture. She taught Greek language and literature at the University of Leeds, Ancient History at the University of Bristol, and Greek and Latin languages, Literature, Ancient History, and Digital Classics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Open University of Cyprus and worked as a Research Associate of the Centre for Greek Language, Thessaloniki.

Her interests lie within the intersection of ancient history, material culture, and classical philology, and include epichoric identities in the coastline of Northern Greece, resilience in ancient communities and urban clusters, Greek lyric poetry, both monodic and choral (Stesichorus, Pindar, and Bacchylides), Aristophanic and Attic comedy (5th c. BCE), Attic rhetoric (Isocrates), history of classical scholarship (German classical scholarship of the 19th c.), textual criticism, literary theory, ancient theory of rhetoric (definition and use of asyndeton), and e-learning.