Dr. Maria Constantinou

Maria will prepare an annotated translation of ACO III, i.e. of the Synods of Constantinople and Jerusalem.

This position was publicly advertised, and nearly 40 applications were submitted by candidates from eleven different nations, many of them possessing substantial prior experience with patristics and/or late antique texts and history.

It was Maria who submitted the best translation, mastering expressions specific to late antique Greek and not shying away from all the taxing research necessary to understand the context.

Given her resourcefulness and rigor, there can be no doubt that her translation of ACO III will match the quality of her remarkable thesis on Demeter in Hellenistic poetry whose publication is highly anticipated.



Education and Career

2002-2006 University of Cyprus, Nicosia, BA (Hons) in Classics and Philosophy
2007-2008 University of Edinburgh, MSc in Classics
2008-2014 Universiy of Edinburgh, PhD in Classics
2016-2021 Postdoctoral researcher at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg’s ERC Starting Grant “ACO”


  • Doctoral Teaching Award for PhD in Classics, University of Edinburgh
  • Fees Award for MSc Taught Course, University of Edinburgh
  • Graduiertenstipendium, DAAD
  • Aristeion: Award for excellent academic performance, University of Cyprus


Demeter in Hellenistic Poetry: Religion and Poetics, forthcoming