Michael Basil Cosmopoulos is an anthropologically trained archaeologist and historian specializing in: a) the rise of states and governments in early Greece; b) ancient Greek religion (especially Mystery Cults); and c) Social and Cultural Memory. He is Professor of Greek History and Archaeology and holder of the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Endowed Professorship in Greek Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the director of the excavations of the Athens Archaeological Society at Iklaina in Pylos; a Fellow of the Academy of Science (St. Louis); a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; and a National Geographic Society Explorer.
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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