Dr. Maria Chrysovergi, MA, PhD
A Few Words About Me
Maria Chrysovergi is a Biblical Greek teacher and the Academic Advisor for the Greek campus at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies. She is always happy to help people explore the Greek language and work students who appreciate it the way she does. Maria says that she has always found the richness of the Greek language fascinating and believes that learning Greek is one of the best ways to understand and appreciate Greek culture and literature.
Maria holds a BA in Theology and a MA in Old Testament from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2006, she received a scholarship from the Greek Board of State Scholarships Foundation and she moved to Durham, UK, where she pursued further postgraduate studies. She received a MA in Theology and Religion and a PhD in Second Temple Judaism from the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham. Her doctoral thesis focused on the use of medicine in Jewish literature of the third and second centuries BCE.
Maria has over ten years of experience in teaching Classical, Koine, and Modern Greek. She has worked as a seminar instructor on the first-year undergraduate module “Introduction to the Old Testament”, and has lectured on the second-year undergraduate module “Seers and Sages” in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham. Since 2013, she has been teaching Biblical Greek at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies. In addition, Maria has written the exam materials for the academic Greek course and she is currently working on the revision webinars for Greek Level A.