Seminary Professor at Awards Ceremony in the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece
On January 18, 2019, Professor Prokopios Pavlopoulos, presented Professor Gregory Nagy the Hellenic Republic’s Order of Honor at ceremonies held at Athens.
On Saturday, January 18, 2019, Professor Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic, presented Professor Gregory Nagy of Harvard University, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, the Hellenic Republic’s Order of Honor at ceremonies held at Athens in the Presidential Mansion. Pictured below, left to right, are Professor Nagy, President Pavlopoulos, and Professor John Petropoulos, Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Democritean University of Thrace and Adjunct Professor of Ancient and Modern Greek, Classical Philosophy, and Patristic Literature at the Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary in Etna, California. Dr. Petropoulos was an outstanding student of Dr. Nagy at Harvard, before going on to study with Sir Kenneth Dover at Oxford, and he was thus invited as a special guest to honor his former mentor.
In presenting the prestigious award to Professor Nagy, President Pavlopoulos praised the scholar’s acclaimed contributions to the study of Ancient Greek Literature, and especially the works of Homer, which, as the President noted, “places you among the top Homeric scholars worldwide.” Dr. Nagy thanked the President for the honor and promised to continue in his work to promote and safeguard the global heritage of Classical Greek civilization.