A.G. Leventis Foundation

The A.G Leventis Foundation funds a visiting professorship in Greek and a biennial conference held in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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The A.G. Leventis Foundation was established in May 1979 as a result of provisions made by Anastasios G. Leventis, who died in October 1978.

From the beginning, the aim of the Foundation has been to support educational, cultural, artistic and philanthropic causes in Cyprus, Greece and elsewhere.

In 1997 the Foundation endowed a chair for a biennial Visiting Research Professorship in Classical Greek to be based in Classics. The purpose of the Chair is to contribute to the understanding of classical Greece, its literature, history and people.

One of the main responsibilities of the professor, while in residence, is to arrange a conference resulting in publication.

Current Leventis Professor and conference

Professor François Lissarrague is the Leventis Visiting Professor, and the tenth biennial Leventis conference will be held 9-12 November 2017 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Past Chair-holders, conferences and publications

Information about past Leventis Chairs, conferences and publications.

Conference support

The conference is supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

A.G Leventis Foundation website