Maria Leventi

Graduate Student
HSSB 4063
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 9-11 am; Wednesdays 1-2 pm; link on GS
Time Period: Winter 2022


Having surrounded myself with books from a tender age, I nevertheless decided on Classics a few months before I actually applied to universities for my undergraduate studies, and to this day I have never regretted it. In the end, I graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a BA (top of my class) and an MA in Classics, focusing on Greek poetry. My combined interest in myth reading, the role of the divine and the universal order, and (mainly) the genre of lyric poetry led me to an MA thesis on the agency or independence levels of characters involved in the myth of Peleus and Thetis’ wedding. I am delighted to enhance my understanding of so thought-provoking and challenge-presenting a world as that of the classics with the aid of the faculty and my fellow grad students at UCSB.