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Dr Miltiades B. Hatzopoulos


National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F.)
Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity (K.E.R.A.)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., Athens 11635, Greece
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M. B. Hatzopoulos was born in Athens in 1944. He graduated from Athens College in 1962, read Economics for two years at the Law Faculty of the University of Paris, graduated from the Classics Department of the Sorbonne in 1967, studied Mycenaean Philology and Greek Society and Religion at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris), obtained his PhD from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1971 and his Habilitation from the University of Paris IV, Sorbonne in 1988. He has worked as a high school teacher of French, Latin and Greek in France (1967-1970), as editor and editor-in-chief at Ekdotike Athenon in Greece (1971-1979) and as a Greek History professor at the University of Paris X, Nanterre. Since 1979 he has been a researcher at K.E.R.A., which he directed from 1992 to 2011. M. B. Hatzopoulos is a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres), of the Athens Archaeological Society, the German Archaeological Institute, etc. He has lectured and carried out research extensively in Europe and North America. He was awarded the Bronze Medal of the Academy of Athens for his work.


Research interests
History, institutions, epigraphy, topography, religion, linguistics of Macedonia and of adjacent areas (Epirus, Thessaly, Thrace). The interaction of past and present in modern Cyprus.


Major ongoing projects

  • Ancient Macedonia/Corpus of the inscriptions of the Third Meris (the area between Mt Bermion and the Axios river).
  • Changing views of the past in the troubled years of the Republic of Cyprus (1960-1974).



  • Ὁ Ἑλληνισμὸς τῆς Σικελίας κατὰ τὴν Ρωαιοκρατία: 264-44 π.Χ. (Athens 1976).
  • Les milliaires de la Voie Egnatienne entre Héraclée des Lyncestes et Thessalonique (Athens 1985) [with Loukretia Gounaropoulou].
  • Two Studies in Macedonian Topography (Athens 1987) [with Louisa Loukopoulou].
  • Une donation du roi Lysimaque (Athens 1988).
  • Actes de vente de la Chalcidique centrale (Athens 1988).
  • Morrylos cité de la Crestonie (Athens 1989) [with Louisa Loukopoulou].
  • Actes de vente d’Amphipolis (Athens 1991).
  • Recherches sur les marches orientales des Téménides I-II (Athens 1992-1996) [with Louisa Loukopoulou].
  • La loi gymnasiarchique de Béroia (Athens 1993) [with Ph. Gauthier].
  • Cultes et rites de passage en Macédoine (Athens 1994).
  • Macedonian Institutions under the Kings I-II (Athens 1996).
  • Ἐπιγραφὲς Κάτω Μακεδονίας. Ἐπιγραφὲς Βεροίας (Athens 1998) [with Loukretia Gounaropoulou].
  • Inscriptions du sanctuaire de la Mère des Dieux Autochtone de Leukopétra (Macédoine) (Athens 2000 [with Ph. Petsas, Loukretia Gounaropoulou and P. Paschidis].
  • L’organisation de l’armée macédonienne sous les Antigonides (Athens 2001).
  • La Macédoine : Géographie historique, langue, cultes et croyances, institutions (Paris 2006).


Collective volumes edited

  • Philip of Macedon (London 1981) [with Louisa Loukopoulou, also published in Greek (Athens 1980), in French (Paris and Fribourg 1982) and in German (Bergisch Gladbach 1982)].
  • Macedonia from Philip II to the Roman Conquest (Princeton, N.J. 1993)[with R. Ginouvès, also published in Greek (Athens 1993) and in French (Paris 1993).
  • Rois, cités, nécropoles : institutions, rites et monuments en Macédoine (Athens 2004) [with Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets].
  • Φωνῆς χαρακτὴρ ἐθνικός. Actes du Ve Congrès International de Dialectologie Grecque (Athens 2007) [with Vassiliki Psilakakou].


Selected articles of the last five years

  • Quaestiones macedonicae: lois, décrets et épistates dans les cités macédoniennes”, ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ 8 (2003/2004) 27-60.
  • “De vie à trépas : rites de passge, lamelles dionysiaques et tombes macédoniennes”, Rois, cités, nécropoles : institutions, rites et monuments en Macédoine (Athens 2004) [with Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets] 131-41.
  • “Perception of the self and the other: the case of Macedonia”, Ancient Macedonia VII (Thessalonike 2007) 51-66.
  • “La position dialectale du macédonien à la lumière des découvertes épigraphiques récentes”, Die altgriechischen Dialekte : Wesen un Werden (Innsbruck 2007) 157-76.
  • “Retour à la vallée du Strymon”, Thrakika zetemata (Athens 2008) 13-54.
  • “The Burial of the Dead (at Vergina) or the Unending Controversy on the Identity of the Occupants of Tomb II”, ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΑ 9 (2008) 91-118.


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