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Department of Physical Education and Sport Science


Position: Teaching Staff
Tel/fax: +302107276193
Section: Theoretical Sciences
E-mail: sgiannaki[at]phed.uoa[dot]gr


Scientific discipline
History of Physical Education and Sports

- History of Physical Education and Sports
- History of Modern Olympics
- History of Gymnastike (gymnastics) in Greek Antiquity
- Supervision of Bachelor’s thesis
Research interests
-History of Physical Education and Sports
-History of Ancient and Modern Olympics – Sports' Technique in Greek Antiquity – Athletics and their Influence on Ancient Greek Art
-Olympism and Olympic Education – Sports and Ethics

-Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1997
-PhD in History of Physical Education and Sport, University partnerships: AUTH-DUTH-UTH, 2003

Indicative Publications

  1. Yiannaki, S., Nomikos, N., Gargalianos, D., Stathopoulou, G., Trakada, G., (2020). Asclepius, the Ancient Greek god of medicine. Asclepius, the ancient Greek god of medicine.  Vesalius, Vol. XXVI, pp. 41-57.
  2. Yiannaki, S.T., Stathopoulou, G. (2018). Η αξία της όρχησης στην αρχαία Ελλάδα [The worthiness of orchesis in ancient Greece]. Filosofia kai Paideia[Philosophy and Education], 24-25.
  3. Yiannaki, S. (2014). '... μουσικήν τε και γυμναστικήν...' για τις γυναίκες στα παιδευτικά συστήματα της Αθήνας και της Σπάρτης [‘…music and gymnastike…’ for women in the educational systems of Athens and Sparta]. Demosthenes o Peanieus, 33, 10-13.
  4. Yiannakis, T., Yiannaki, S. (2009). Greek Language, the language of languages: the foundation of global athletic communication. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 9 – 17.
  5. Yiannaki, S., (2008). The competitive spirit in flora. Gerion (Revista de Historia Antigua), Vol. 26, num. 1, pp. 267 – 280. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  6. Yiannaki, S. (2006). Athletics and Violence in Greek Antiquity. In Universidad Pablo de Olavide, CESH, Consejo Superior de Deports, Instituto Andaluz del Deporte – Junta de Andalucia, Funacion El Monte (Eds.). SPORTANDVIOLENCE,pp. 266 – 271. Seville.
  7. Yiannaki, S., Yiannakis, T. (2003). Ancient coins as carriers of the classical Olympic and Athletic ideas. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.37 – 48.
  8. Yiannakis, T., Yiannaki, S. (1998). The meaning of names in Greek antiquity, with special reference to Olympic Athletes. The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol.15, No.3, pp. 103 – 114.