Leonidas Pittos

Leonidas Pittos

Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek


423 Manoogian Hall

Leonidas Pittos

Leonidas Pittos is a Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies. He teaches courses in the Modern Greek language sequence as well as in Byzantine and Modern Greek literature and history. His research interests are in Late Byzantine religious and intellectual history. His current projects include a monograph-length intellectual biography of Gregory Palamas and translations of vitae of fourteenth-century Byzantine mystics.

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Byzantium and Post-Byzantine Greece

  • ¬†History of Eastern Christianity


Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D. University of Chicago (History)
  • M.A. University of Chicago (Social Sciences)
  • B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago (History)

Courses taught

Modern Greek Language Courses

GKM 1010 Elementary Modern Greek I

GKM 1020 Elementary Modern Greek II

GKM 1116 Intensive Modern Greek

GKM 2010 Intermediate Modern Greek I (FC)

GKM 2020 Intermediate Modern Greek II

GKM 3990 Directed Study (Advanced Modern Greek)

Hellenic Studies Courses

CLA 3150 Athens and the Ancient World

CLA/GKM 3530 The World of Early Christianity

CLA/GKM 3590 Byzantine Civilization (HS)

GKM 3610 Readings in the Modern Greek Tradition

GKM 3710 Modern Greek Literature and Culture in English (FC)

CLA/GKM 3720 Modern Greek Cities (HS)

GKM 3930 Special Topics in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

GKM 5990 Directed Study