Leonidas Pittos

Leonidas Pittos

Associate Professor of Teaching in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Associate Chair


423 Manoogian Hall


Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Leonidas Pittos

Leonidas Pittos teaches courses in the Modern Greek language sequence. He also lectures on Classical, Byzantine, and Modern Greek literature and history. His research interests are in Late Byzantine religious and intellectual history. His current projects include a translation of the Triads of St. Gregory Palamas (1296-1359) along with his intellectual biography, studies, and translations of the hagiographical and exegetical works Philotheos Kokkinos and the historical works of John VI Kantakouzenos.  

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Late Byzantium and Post-Byzantine Greece

  • History of Eastern Christianity

  • Byzantium in Modern Greek Historiography


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago (History), 2015
  • M.A. University of Chicago (Social Sciences), 2002
  • B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago (History), 2001

Courses taught by Leonidas Pittos

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022