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Chair of the Section, "Letters and Arts"
Synopsis: As an intellectual historian, Professor Kyriakos N. Demetriou (DPhil University College London) specializes in the history of classical reception, with emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth-century Platonic tradition and the history of Greek historiography. His teaching is mainly focused on the history of political thought (ancient and modern), political ideologies and the interpretative approaches in political theory. He has published extensively philosophical literature (novels and shorti stories).
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Executive Editor of POLIS (2002-present): The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought (Peer-reviewed).
Founding Series Overseeing Editor, Brill's Companions to Classical Reception. Forthcoming Companions and Instructions to Editors at:
Member of the Editorial Board of “Metaforms – Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity”, 
Member of the International Advisory Board of Innovation, The European Journal of Social Science Research. Formerly member of the Standing Committee for the Humanities, European Science Foundation, State Literature Awards Committee of the Ministry of Education (2013-16).
Hobbies: Antique tinplate toy collection (ISBN 978-960-19-0455-9, Athens: 2010), collecting typewriters, Cinema: for my best movies, please visit
Institutional Management:
Elected Member of UCY Council and member of Council Committees
Departmental Coordinator -- Journalism Studies
Departmental Coordinator: MA Social and Political Theory
Professor Kyriakos Demetriou
Department of Social and Political Science
University of Cyprus
P.O.Box 20537
1678 Nicosia CYPRUS
  • Classical Reception, Intellectual History
  • History of Ancient Historiography
  • Ancient Political Thought
  • British Utilitarianism
  • Democratic theory, Liberalism.
  • Philosophical literature
BOOKS, Monographs and Edited (Published, in print, and Forthcoming)
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Νεότερη Πολιτική Φιλοσοφία: από τον Μακιαβέλλι στον Ρουσσώ, Αθήνα/Θεσσαλονίκη, εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο, 2021, σελ. 416.
Studies on the Reception of Plato and Greek Political Thought in Victorian Britain, London/New York: Routledge, 2019.
Sex and the Ancient City: Sex and Sexual Practices in Greco-Roman Antiquity, ed. A. Serafim, G. Kazantzidis, K. Demetriou, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022.
Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece, ed. S. Papaioannou, A. Serafim, K. Demetriou, Berlin: Boston, De Gruyter, 2021.
The Ancient Art of Persuasion acroos Genres and Topics, ed. S. Papaioannou, A. Serafim, K. Demetriou, Brill, 2019.
Brill’s Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, ed. H. Roche, K. Demetriou, 2018
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles, ed. with Rosanna Lauriola, 2017
Companion to the Reception of Euripides, ed. with Rosanna Lauriola, Brill, 2016
Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy, Routledge Innovations in Political Theory Series, 2014
Companion to George Grote and the Classical Heritage, Brill, ed.,  2014
J.S. Mill: A British Socrates, K. Demetriou with Antis Loizides, eds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, published)
The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy, ed. (Springer verlag, forthcoming, 2014)
K. Demetriou, ed., Democracy in Transition: Political Participation in the European Union (Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-30067-7, xii + 289, 16 illustrations, January 2013)
K. Demetriou, Studies on the Reception of Plato and Greek Political Thought in Victorian Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, ISBN: 978-1-4094-2051-4, 2011, pp. 294). Reviewed in International Journal of the Platonic Tradition: 6 (2012) 247-9 by Jay Bregman; in The Classical Review (Cambridge Journals), 62.2, pp. 409-11 by Norman Vance, and in Victorian Studies, Vol 55, No 2, Winter 2013, pp. 375-77 by P. Vasunia.
Classics in the Nineteenth Century, ed. with intr., 4 vols (Bristol: Continuum Press, 2004)
George Grote on Plato and Athenian Democracy. A Study in Classical Reception (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1999).
O Platonikos Mythos [in Greek] -- The Platonic Legend: A Study in Modern Platonic Interpretation (Athens: Poreia, 2008)
In the Reign of Queen Victoria: 14 Texts on Cyprus (Athens: Ellinika Grammata/ Mesogeios -- University of Cyprus Press, 2009), ed. intr.Second, revised edition, forthcoming, June 2013
Works in Literature (in Greek, all published by "Poreia", Athens, Greece)
Three months and a day (Τρεις μήνες και μία μέρα), novel, 2016
The manuscript (Το χειρόγραφο), novel, 2016
People on the carriage (Άνθρωποι στο βαγόνι), short stories, 2016
Coma (Το κώμα), novel, 2017
Immanuel (Ιμμάνουελ), novel, 2018
Eyes of the wolf and other stories, 2018
The invisible city (Αθέατη πολιτεία), novel, 2018
Works in Progress, inter alios: *George Grote: An Intellectual Biography (monograph)*Democracy as Evolutionary Governance (co-authored with Antonis Kakas)--JOURNAL Publications (Selection):Visit for downloading PDF2012 FORTHCOMING:Floyer Sydenham: A neglected 18th-century British Platonist, Classics Ireland. The Journal of the Classical Association of Ireland.2013 FORTHCOMING: A Plato for the Scottish: Uncharted Areas in Eighteenth-Century Platonic Revivals (Forthcoming).“The Development of Platonic Studies in Britain and the Role of the Utilitarians”, Utilitas, vol. 8.1 (1996), pp. 15-37.“Grote on Socrates: an unpublished essay of the 1820’s in its context”, Dialogos, vol. 3 (1996), pp. 36-50.“In Defence of the British Constitution: theoretical implications of the debate over Athenian democracy in Britain, 1770-1850”, History of Political Thought, vol. 17.2 (1996), pp. 280-297.“Victorian Cyprus: Society and Institutions in the aftermath of the Anglo-Turkish Convention, 1878-1892”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, vol. 21 (1997), pp. 1-29.“George Grote Reconsidered”,Special issue on the history of modern classical scholarship, Classical Views/Echos du Monde Classique, ed. Robert B. Todd. Vol. XLII - NS 17, no. 3 (1998), pp. 697-708.“Reconsidering the Platonic Cleitophon”, Polis 17/1 & 2 (2000), pp. 133-160.“Historians on Alexander the Great and Macedonian Imperialism”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 19 (2001), pp. 23-60.“A Legend in Crisis. The Debate over Plato’s Politics, 1930-1960)”, Polis (Special Issue on the History of Classical Reception), vol. 19 (2002), pp. 63-94.“Bishop Connop Thirlwall: Historian of Ancient Greece”, Quaderni di Storia, vol. 56 (2002), pp. 49-91.“A Bibliographic Guide to Nineteenth-Century British Journal Publications on Greece”, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, vol. 18/19 (2002-3), pp. 271-314.“Victorian Classicists and Modern Greece: A Critical commentary on periodical sources”, Thetis, vol. 11 (2005), pp. 159-170.“Socratic Dialectic and the Exaltation of Individuality: J.S. Mill’s Influence on G. Grote’s Platonic Interpretation”, Quaderni di Storia, vol. 69 (2009), pp. 35-61.“Early Childhood Philosophical Education and the Victorians: the Case of J.S. Mill”, Conceptus-Studien, vol. 19 (2009), pp. 71-79.----------BRILL SERIES: COMPANIONS TO CLASSICAL RECEPTIONK.N. Demetriou, Overseeing Editor (Forthcoming Titles)(a) Literature/Historiography1. Companion to the Reception of Xenophon, ed. Dustin Gish2. Companion to the Reception of Athenian Democracy, ed. G. Giorgini & D. Piovan3. Companion to the Reception of Cicero, William Altman4. Companion to Epic Continuations, ed. Robert Simms5. Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus, ed. Rebecca Kennedy 6. Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes, ed. P. Walsh 7. Companion to the Reception of Euripides, ed. R. Lauriola & K. Demetriou 8. Companion to the Reception of Homer in Hellenistic Age and Late Antiquity, Christina-P. Manolea9. Companion to the Reception of Homer from Byzantium to the Enlightenment, ed. C.P. Manolea & A. Makrinos10.Seneca Tragicus: Scholarly, Literary, and Theatrical, ed. Eric A. Dodson-Robinson 11.Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond: A Companion, ed. V. Zali & J. Priestley12. Companion to the Historiography of Ancient Greece, ed. K. Vlassopoulos and A. Lianeri [pending] (b)Philosophy/Intellectual History13. The Classics, Nazism and Fascist Ideology: A Companion, ed. Luca Asmonti 14. Companion to Medieval and Early Modern Platonism, 2-vol., ed. G. Giglioni and Anna Corrias 15. Companion to German Platonism, ed. Alan Kim16. Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity, ed. Andrea Falcon (c) History of Classical Scholarship (i.e. individual scholars/schools of thought/movements)17. George Grote and the Classical Heritage, ed. Kyriakos Demetriou18. Women Classical Scholars, ed. Judy Hallet and Graham Whitaker 19. Leo Strauss’ Classical Studies: A Companion, ed. Tim Burns 20. The Classics and Early Anthropology. A Companion, ed. Emily Varto(d) Science and Medicine/Art & Architecture21. Companion to the Reception of Vitruvius, ed. Ingrid Rowland