Reading Markaris in Greek, online

Reading and discussion of Ληξιπρόθεσμα Δάνεια continue in 2021, meeting now on Fridays from 12:40-1:35pm at the Zoom link below. We begin chapter 6 on Friday, January 15 at 12:40; for the reading follow this link.

Friends of the OSU Modern Greek Program in the US and Greece are welcome to join OSU Modern Greek major Niko Soulas ’21 for Greek reading and discussion in English as he leads us through the text of Ληξιπρόθεσμα Δάνεια, a detective novel by Petros Markaris about the Greek financial crisis featuring Inspector Haritos. The works of Markaris have been translated into fourteen languages and circulate in twenty countries; this 201ο novel by Markaris provides a riveting glimpse into Greek society and tells a fascinating story of intrigue and high crime. We are reading through the text and discussing vocabulary and questions as they arise; sessions last for no more than one hour, you can come and go as you like. Reviews of the book in several languages can be found here.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 961 3641 2895
Password: 058887

Saturday: online workshop on Greek language and linguistics


Organized by

The Laboratory for Greek Dialectology of The Ohio State University and the Center for Hellenic Studies at The University of Chicago

Access via Zoom at (in order for this to work, you may need to download the Zoom app from
Program (times in Eastern Daylight Time (= GMT -5)

9:30 – 9:40 — Words of welcome – Introductions

Session A’— A conference Preface: Prefixes, then and now

9:40 – 10:05 – Michalis Marinis (University of Patras), Stem, prefix, or prefixoid? On the criteria defining prefixation
10:05 – 10:30 – Domenica Romagno (University of Pisa), Valency and actionality in Greek (and Latin): the key role of verbal prefixation

10:30 – 11:05 – Mina Giannoula (The University of Chicago), MG preverbs and the formation of verbal complexes

*Virtual Coffee Break*

Session Β’: Dialects

11:15 – 11:40 — Mark Janse (Ghent University), Back to the future: Akritic light on diachronic variation in Cappadocian
11:40 – 12:05 – Matthew Hadodo (University of Pittsburgh), “Μεταχειρίζουνται
Καθαρεύουσα εκεί, εμείς εδώ πιο λαϊκή γλώσσα μεταχειριζόμαστε”: Conflicting
Ideologies of Istanbul Greek

Session Γ’: Keynote Address

12:10 – 12:45 –Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago), On questioning

*Lunch Break (on your own (of course!))*

Session Δ’: Greek in Diachrony

1:30 – 1:55 – Chiara Zanchi (University of Pavia), Introducing HoDeL, a new linguistic resource for the study of Homeric verbs

1:55 – 2:20 – Brian D. Joseph (The Ohio State University), A diachronic argument concerning the analysis of να-clauses: Contra Miller 2002

*Virtual Coffee Break*

Session Ε’: The Immigrant Experience

2:30 – 2:55 – Zoe Gavriilidou (Democritus University of Thrace), Heritage Greek of Chicago Greek Americans
2:55 – 3:20 – Rexhina Ndoci (The Ohio State University), What can memes tell us about Albanians in Greece and their L2 variety of Greek?

*Virtual Coffee Break*

Session ΣΤ’: Language in Use

3:30 – 3:55 – Sofia Torallas-Tovar (University of Chicago) & Raquel Martín (Complutense University), The Language of the Magical Papyri
3:55 – 4:20 – Emily Kuret (University of Chicago), Aesthetic Repertoires, Aesthetic Communities: Greek-English Code Switching in Thessaloniki Street Art
4:20 – 4:45 – Katerina Chatzopoulou (Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy), Systematicity in language: nonveridicality and consistency
4:45 – 5:30 – General discussion, socializing, virtual ούζο και μεζέδες (:


lecture on the advantages of Greek School; Greek conversation Mondays 9-10am at OSU

There will be Coffee and Chat lecture on Saturday, February 8th at 12:30 pm at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus.  Dr. Christopher Brown, Lecturer in the OSU Modern Greek Program, will give a brief (20-30 minutes) talk on what the latest research is telling us about the advantages of learning Greek in childhood, and how parents can work together with Greek school teachers to make the experience of Greek school as enjoyable and beneficial as possible for their children.

Starting Monday, February 3, 9-10am, and continuing through the spring semester, there will be coffee hour for Greek conversation with Antenna television from Greece in the Crane Café of Hagerty Hall at Ohio State.

Hagerty Hall




Greek conversation & Antenna television from Greece

Starting Monday, January 27, there is discussion in Greek together with screening of Greek television in Crane Café of Hagerty Hall on Mondays from 9-10am.

All are welcome to join us for Greek conversation at this time, or to stop by Crane Café between 7-11am on Mondays and 7am-noon on Fridays to see Antenna television broadcast from Greece.

Greek school teaching tips from Emily Pandis

While an undergraduate Modern Greek student at Ohio State Emily Pandis ’19 began teaching at the Greek School of the Annunciation Cathedral in Columbus. She is now pursuing graduate studies at American University in Washington, DC and continues her teaching in the Greek school of St. Katherine’s Church in Falls Church, Virginia.

Click here for her description of some enjoyable classroom activities that are used by her and her peers at the Hellenic Education Center of St. Katherine Church.

Click here for some resources used at St. Katherine’s Greek school for students learning the alphabet.