Maria C. Pantelia

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Professor, Classics
School of Humanities
Director, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
PH.D., Ohio State University
M.A., The Ohio State University, Classics
Phone: (949) 824-7709
Fax: (949) 824-8434
University of California, Irvine
220 University Tower
Mail Code: 5550
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Digital Humanities, Computational Linguistics, Greek Epic and Hellenistic Poetry
Academic Distinctions
2010 UCI Instructional Technology Innovation Award
1996 Excellence in Teaching Award, American Philological Association
1992 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of New Hampshire
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: A Bibliographic Guide to the Canon of Greek Authors and Works (1st ed.), University of California Press, 2022.
Editor: The Online TLG, University of California, Irvine 2001-.(
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae” in Russell Fuller and Armin Lange (eds.) The Textual History of the Bible, vol. 3, A Companion to Textual Criticism, Brill: Leiden 2021.
Online LSJ: A digital version of Liddell Scott Jones Greek English Lexicon
Online Databases and Dictionaries, Concordances/Indices/Reverse Dictionaries, The History of Greek Lexicography (from the Renaissance to the Present), Dictionaries of Ancient Greek, in G. Giannakis et al. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Brill: Leiden 2013.
The myths of Thebes, The myth of Oedipus, in Michael Gagarin (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, Oxford University Press, 2009.
"Fourteen proposal to encode Greek acrophonic numerals, Greek lunate sigma, Greek metrical symbols, the ancient Greek musical system, New Testament editorial characters, the Greek numerical system, punctuation characters, ancient Greek mathematical characters, Greek editorial and punctuation characters, Greek capital and small letter san, a combining diacritic, Greek Rho with stroke symbol and other misc. characters in the Unicode Standard" (2004).
“Helen and the Last Song for Hector” TAPA 132, (2002) 21-28.
The Contribution of the Church Fathers to the Preservation of the Classical Tradition, The Orthodox Observer, vol. 67 (May 2002) 30-31.
“Nous into Chaos: The Creation of the Thesaurus of the Greek Language” International Journal of Lexicography , 13.1 (2000) 1-11.
From Clay Tablets to Electronic Databases: Preserving and Understanding 2500 Years of Greek Legacy , Toronto, 1998.
“The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Project: Looking towards the 21st century” in The Lexicography of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek Literature, J.N. Kazazis (ed.) (Thessaloniki, 2003) 31-37, 151-156.
"Electronic Resources for Classicists: The Second Generation," New England Classical Journal 22 (February 1995) 117-127.
"Theocritus at Sparta: Homeric Allusions in Theocritus Idyll 18," Hermes Zeitschrift fuer Klassische Philologie 123.1 (1995) 76-81.
"Spinning and Weaving: Ideas of Domestic Order in Homer," American Journal of Philology 114. 4 (1993) 493-501.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Division of Access and Preservation Grant to produce the Online version of TLG.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Challenge Grant to establish a permanent Endowment for the TLG
Academic Equipment Grant, Sun Microsystems, Inc. awarded a Sun server (E-450) to host the Online version of the TLG
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