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Sophia Antoniadis

Sophia Antoniadis (Greek:Σοφία Αντωνιάδη, 31 July 1895, Piraeus - 25 January 1972, Athens) was a Greek Byzantinist. She was the first female professor at the Leiden University, the first female Humanities professor in the Netherlands and during her career was one of the few Greek women to hold a position at a European university.

Professor
Sophia Antoniadis
Σοφία Αντωνιάδη
Born31 July 1895
Piraeus
Died25 January 1972
Athens
NationalityGreek
OccupationClassical scholar
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of the Sorbonne
ThesisL'Evangile de Luc. Esquisse de Grammaire et de Style (1930)
Doctoral advisorHubert Pernot
Academic work
DisciplineByzantine Studies
InstitutionsLeiden University; University of Amsterdam
Notable studentsJuliana of the Netherlands
Main interestsGreek Literature; Liturgy; Translation

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Antoniadis was born on 31 July 1895 in Piraeus. Her family was originally from Crete, descending from the Byzantine family of Melissinos. Her father, Andreas Antoniadis, was a lawyer in Piraeus; while her mother, Efrosini Leli, belonged to a well-known family from Athens. She completed her basic education by attending classes at the Greek-French School of Aikaterini Diamantopoulou. The outbreak of the First World War delayed her studies, but eventually she went to Paris to study Greek and French literature at the Sorbonne. She graduated with a degree in Classics in 1920.

Antoniadis returned to Greece and in 1922, published her first work The Sacrifice of Abraham. From 1924-26 she lectured on Modern Greek Literature at the Vocational School of Theatre.

In 1929 she was appointed as Chair in Early Christian, Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University, succeeding Dirk Christiaan Hesseling. On 13 November she gave her acceptance speech to a crowded hall; present were the Greek Consul to Rotterdam, as well as the heir to the Dutch throne, Princess Juliana, who enrolled in Antoniadis' classes.

Under the supervision of Hubert Pernot, she was awarded a PhD in 1930 from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, with the thesis: L 'Ėvangile de Luc. Esquisse de grammaire et de style - an examination the Gospel of Luke. She also published a supplementary dissertation on Pascal as a translator of the Bible.

In 1935 she was elected to a part-time professorship in Early Christian, Medieval and Modern Greek Language at the University of Leiden, replacing the Dutch Byzantine scholar N K Hesseling. In 1951 she became a full professor at the same chair, making her Leiden University's first female professor.

During the Second World War, Antoniadis returned to Greece. During the war she was a member of the Resistance and her house on Xenofontos Street in Syntagma became one of their meeting places.

In 1946 she advertised her availability for teaching in the News Bulletin of the Institute of International Education.

In 1948 she was elected at the University of Amsterdam in the Chair of Modern Greek Language and Literature. In 1955 she became Director at the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice. During her time in Venice she contributed to the renovation of buildings such as the Flanginian School and San Giorgio dei Greci, where she founded a museum. She remained in there until 1966, when she retired to Athens.

Antoniadis died on 25 January 1972 in Athens.

Sign at Leiden University

Antoniadis' research explored the connections between Greek literature in the ancient, Byzantine and modern periods, with a particular focus on the place of liturgy. She also published a textbook in Dutch on how to learn the Greek language. Her 1939 volume on the place of the liturgy in the tradition of Greek letter-writing was an important work, which proved that the Orthodox liturgy had its roots in classical and post-classical literature. Her work included studies of Pascal's Bible translation, the Ptochoprodromika by the 12th-century Byzantine writer Theodoros Prodromos, as well as on Erotokritos and the Sacrifice of Abraham by an unknown Venetian-Cretan poet of the 15th century. She was seen as a thorough and meticulous scholar.

Selected publications

  • Place de la liturgie dans la tradition de lettres grecques (Leiden, 1939)
  • De l'influence de la langue du droit byzantin sur le grec d'aujourd'hui (Brussels, 1932)

Honours

In 1950 she was honoured with the Gold Cross of the Order of Beneficence and the Order of the Order of the Phoenix, while the Academy of Athens elected her a corresponding member. When she left the University of Leiden, her colleagues and students dedicated an honorary volume to her entitled Antidoron.

Legacy

For many years Antoniadis' portrait was the only one of a woman to hang in the Senate Chamber at Leiden University, however in 2018, to celebrate International Women's Day, her portrait was joined by 14 others for the first time. There were 117 male portraits on display still.

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Sophia Antoniadis
Sophia Antoniadis Language Watch Edit Sophia Antoniadis Greek Sofia Antwniadh 31 July 1895 Piraeus 25 January 1972 Athens was a Greek Byzantinist She was the first female professor at the Leiden University the first female Humanities professor in the Netherlands and during her career was one of the few Greek women to hold a position at a European university Professor Sophia AntoniadisSofia AntwniadhBorn31 July 1895 PiraeusDied25 January 1972 AthensNationalityGreekOccupationClassical scholarAcademic backgroundAlma materUniversity of the SorbonneThesisL Evangile de Luc Esquisse de Grammaire et de Style 1930 Doctoral advisorHubert PernotAcademic workDisciplineByzantine StudiesInstitutionsLeiden University University of AmsterdamNotable studentsJuliana of the NetherlandsMain interestsGreek Literature Liturgy Translation Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Research 3 1 Selected publications 3 2 Honours 3 3 Legacy 4 ReferencesEarly life EditAntoniadis was born on 31 July 1895 in Piraeus 1 Her family was originally from Crete descending from the Byzantine family of Melissinos 2 Her father Andreas Antoniadis was a lawyer in Piraeus while her mother Efrosini Leli belonged to a well known family from Athens 2 She completed her basic education by attending classes at the Greek French School of Aikaterini Diamantopoulou 2 The outbreak of the First World War delayed her studies but eventually she went to Paris to study Greek and French literature at the Sorbonne 2 She graduated with a degree in Classics in 1920 3 Career EditAntoniadis returned to Greece and in 1922 published her first work The Sacrifice of Abraham 2 From 1924 26 she lectured on Modern Greek Literature at the Vocational School of Theatre 2 In 1929 she was appointed as Chair in Early Christian Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University succeeding Dirk Christiaan Hesseling 4 On 13 November she gave her acceptance speech to a crowded hall present were the Greek Consul to Rotterdam as well as the heir to the Dutch throne Princess Juliana who enrolled in Antoniadis classes 3 Under the supervision of Hubert Pernot she was awarded a PhD in 1930 from the University of Paris Sorbonne with the thesis L Ėvangile de Luc Esquisse de grammaire et de style an examination the Gospel of Luke 2 She also published a supplementary dissertation on Pascal as a translator of the Bible 3 In 1935 she was elected to a part time professorship in Early Christian Medieval and Modern Greek Language at the University of Leiden replacing the Dutch Byzantine scholar N K Hesseling 2 In 1951 she became a full professor at the same chair making her Leiden University s first female professor 1 During the Second World War Antoniadis returned to Greece 2 During the war she was a member of the Resistance and her house on Xenofontos Street in Syntagma became one of their meeting places 3 5 In 1946 she advertised her availability for teaching in the News Bulletin of the Institute of International Education 6 In 1948 she was elected at the University of Amsterdam in the Chair of Modern Greek Language and Literature 7 In 1955 she became Director at the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Studies in Venice 2 During her time in Venice she contributed to the renovation of buildings such as the Flanginian School and San Giorgio dei Greci where she founded a museum 2 She remained in there until 1966 when she retired to Athens 2 Antoniadis died on 25 January 1972 in Athens 8 Research Edit Sign at Leiden University Antoniadis research explored the connections between Greek literature in the ancient Byzantine and modern periods with a particular focus on the place of liturgy 2 She also published a textbook in Dutch on how to learn the Greek language 9 Her 1939 volume on the place of the liturgy in the tradition of Greek letter writing was an important work which proved that the Orthodox liturgy had its roots in classical and post classical literature 10 11 Her work included studies of Pascal s Bible translation the Ptochoprodromika by the 12th century Byzantine writer Theodoros Prodromos as well as on Erotokritos and the Sacrifice of Abraham by an unknown Venetian Cretan poet of the 15th century 2 She was seen as a thorough and meticulous scholar 12 Selected publications Edit Place de la liturgie dans la tradition de lettres grecques Leiden 1939 13 De l influence de la langue du droit byzantin sur le grec d aujourd hui Brussels 1932 14 Honours Edit In 1950 she was honoured with the Gold Cross of the Order of Beneficence and the Order of the Order of the Phoenix while the Academy of Athens elected her a corresponding member 2 When she left the University of Leiden her colleagues and students dedicated an honorary volume to her entitled Antidoron 2 Legacy Edit For many years Antoniadis portrait was the only one of a woman to hang in the Senate Chamber at Leiden University however in 2018 to celebrate International Women s Day her portrait was joined by 14 others for the first time 15 There were 117 male portraits on display still 16 References Edit a b Leidse hoogleraren Antoniadis Sophia hoogleraren leidenuniv nl Retrieved 2020 08 10 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Manousakas Manousos 15 February 1972 The facts and issues Sofia A Antoniadis Nea Estia 91 269 271 a b c d Milesis Stefanos Pireorama istorias kai politismoy Sofia Antwniadh 1895 1972 H prwth gynaika Ka8hghtria toy Panepisthmioy Leinten Ollandias Pireorama istorias kai politismoy Retrieved 2020 08 10 Wie is dat 1948 p 9 SOFIA ANTWNIADH 1895 1972 N Y Institute of International Education New York 1946 News Bulletin of the Institute of International Education Institute of International Education Album Academicum albumacademicum uva nl Retrieved 2020 08 10 Sofia Antōniadou 1895 1972 data bnf fr Retrieved 2020 08 10 Antoniadis Sophia Het dagboek een te Amsterdam gevestigde Griekse koopman Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 69 1 1956 57 66 Gouillard Jean 1943 Antoniadis Sophie Place de la Liturgie dans la tradition des lettres grecques Revue des etudes byzantines 1 1 289 291 Antoniadis Sophie Place de la Liturgie dans la tradition des Lettres grecques 1939 Bulletin de l Association Guillaume Bude 67 1 31 1940 Column Faam Mare Leids Universitair Weekblad in Dutch Retrieved 2020 08 10 Antoniadis Sophie L 1939 Place de la liturgie dans la tradition des lettres grecques Leiden A W Sijthoff s uitgeversmaatschappij n v OCLC 9520798 Antoniadis Sophie 1932 01 01 De l influence de la langue du droit byzantin sur le grec d aujourd hui Chronique d Egypte 7 13 14 157 171 doi 10 1484 J CDE 2 307078 ISSN 0009 6067 RadioGuys nl Vrouwen veroveren de Senaatskamer Academiegebouw Sleutelstad Retrieved 2020 08 10 Vissers Petra 2018 03 08 Universiteiten benoemen honderd extra vrouwelijke hoogleraren Trouw in Dutch Retrieved 2020 08 10 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Sophia Antoniadis amp oldid 1027252088, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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