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Professor David Holton

Position(s): 
Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek
Department/Section: 
Modern Greek Section
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335043
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Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

David Holton specialises in medieval and modern Greek language and literature, with special reference to the romance genre, early printing, Crete and Cyprus under Venetian rule, and the history and present structure of Greek.

Published works: 
  • (With Peter Mackridge and Irene Philippaki-Warburton) Greek: a comprehensive grammar. 2nd edition. Revised by Vassilios Spyropoulos (London: Routledge 2012).
  • "The first Modern Greek printed book: Apokopos (1509)", The Anglo-Hellenic Review 42 (Autumn 2010) 16-19
  • "What is Medieval Greek? Some thoughts of a grammarian", Scandinavian Journal of Modern Greek Studies 4 (2010) 29-43
  • (With Io Manolessou), "Medieval and Early Modern Greek", in: E. G. Bakker (ed.), A Companion to the Ancient Greek language (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2010), pp. 539-63
  • "To fainomeno tis Kritikis Anagennisis", Palimpsiston 20/21 (2006-7), pp. 31-50.
  • "Oi neoellinikes spoudes sto Panepistimio tou Cambridge", Institouto Neoellinikon Ereunon Ethnikou Idrymatos Ereunon, Enimerotiko Deltio 32 (December 2007), pp. 96-9.
  • "Skepseis gia tin ypodomi tis didaskalias ths neas ellinikis sto exoteriko: voithimata kai morfes ypostirixis", Praktika Diethnous Synedriou: I Elliniki Glossa os deuteri/xeni - Ereuna, Didaskalias, Ekmathisi. Epimeleia ekdosis: Konstantinos Dinas - Anna Chatzipanagiotidi (Thessaloniki: University Studio Press 2007), pp. 34-41.
  • "Erotokritos kai Voskopoula: mia sygkritiki analysi", in: S. Kaklamanis (ed.), Zitimata poiitikis ston Erotokrito (Heraklion: Vikelaia Dimotiki Vivliothiki 2006), pp. 273-90.
  • "Notes on some verb forms in the work of Leonardos Dellaportas", in: Vassilios Sabatakakis and Peter Vejleskov (eds.), Filia: Studies in honour of Bo-Lennart Eklund (Lund 2005), pp. 97-108.
  • (With T. Lendari, U. Moennig and P. Vejleskov [eds.]) Copyists, collectors, redactors and editors: Manuscripts and editions of late Byzantine and early modern Greek literature. Papers given at a conference held at the Danish Institute at Athens, 23-26 May 2002 (Heraklion: Panepistimiakes Ekdoseis Kritis 2005).
  • (With Peter Mackridge and Irene Philippaki-Warburton) Greek: an essential grammar of the modern language (London: Routledge 2004), [Greek edition: Athens 2007].
  • "Krummena [pragmata] se merikous kavafikous titlous" in: D. Theophanopoulou et al. (eds.), Sugchrones taseis stin elliniki glossologia (Athens: Patakis 2003), pp. 60-76. 
  • "Modern Greek: towards a standard language or a new diglossia?", in: M.C. Jones and E. Esch (eds.), Language change: the interplay of internal, external and extra-linguistic factors (Berlin - New York: Mouton de Gruyter 2002), pp. 169-79. 
  • Diigisis tou Alexandrou. The Tale of Alexander. The Rhymed Version. Critical edition with introduction and commentary (Athens: Morfotiko Idryma Ethnikis Trapezis 2002) [corrected reprint of the 1974 edition, with a new preface]. 
  • "Classical antiquity and Cretan Renaissance poetry", Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 27 (2001) 87-101. 
  • Meletes gia ton Erotokrito kai alla neoellinika keimena (Athens: Kastaniotis 2001).
  • "The Cretan Renaissance", in: Davina Huxley (ed.), Cretan Quests: British explorers, excavators and historians (London: British School at Athens 2000), pp. 195-202.
  • "Georgios Chortatsis" and "Vitsentzos Kornaros", in: Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, ed. Graham Speake (London-Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn 2000), pp. 324-6, 908-10.
  • "A history of neglect: Cypriot writing in the period of Venetian rule", Modern Greek Studies Yearbook 14/15 (1998/99) 81-96.
  • "Kritika kai ermineutika ston Erotokrito: mia episkopisi", Cretan Studies 6 (1998) 395-407.
  • (With Peter Mackridge and Irene Philippaki-Warburton) Greek: a comprehensive grammar of the modern language (London: Routledge 1997). [Greek edition Athens 1999]
  • (ed.) Logotechnia kai koinonia stin Kriti tis Anagennisis (Irakleio: University of Crete Press 1997) [first published in English by CUP, 1991].
  • (With Dia M.L. Philippides) Tou kuklou ta gurismata. O Erotokritos se ilektroniki analusi. 4 vols. (Athens: Ermis 1996-2000). 
  • "The function of myth in Cretan Renaissance poetry: the cases of Achelis and Kornaros", in: Peter Mackridge (ed.), Ancient Greek myth in Modern Greek poetry. Essays in memory of C.A. Trypanis (London: Frank Cass 1996), pp. 1-12