* Family name: Soliman

* Name: Sameh

* Father’s Name: Farouk

* Date of birth: 24/08/1973

* Citizenship: Egyptian

* Personal Status: Married

* Certificates obtained:

1. The Distinguished B. A. Degree in the Classical Studies, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University 1996.

2. M. A. Degree in the Byzantine Literature with theme: “The Byzantine Hymnographical compositions in the liturgical books of the Coptic Orthodox Church” submitted and obtained from the Dept. of Byzantine Philology and Laography, Faculty of Philosophy, Athens University 2004 with general estimation: Excellent.

3. Ph. D. Degree in the Byzantine Literature with theme: “The Greek Literature in the Eastern provinces of Byzantium after the Arabic Conquests (650–850 AD.)”, submitted and obtained from the Dept. of Byzantine Philology and Laography, Faculty of Philosophy, Athens University 2007 with general estimation: Very good.

* Toefl Test Certificate with total score 527, 11/4/2009.


: Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, English and Arabic.

* Other skills

: Using Computer and Internet.


: Assistant Professor of Byzantine Philology in the Dept. of Classical Studies, Faculty of Arts - Cairo University.


I spent four months visiting Tufts University in Massachusetts of the USA (from 1–11–2009 to 1–3–2010), working for Perseus Project and preparing for a broader collaboration of USA and Egyptian scholars.


1. Sameh S. Farouk, Re-assessing views regarding the "Dark Ages" of Byzantium (650-850), Byzantion 76 (2006), pp. 115-152


2. سامح فاروق حنين: "رسالة إلى الشباب في كيفية الاستفادة من الأدب الكلاسي للقديس باسيليوس الكبير"، بحث أُلقى في المؤتمر الدولي التخصصي "الترجمة والتفاعل بين الثقافات" الذي أقامه قسم الدراسات اليونانية واللاتينية بكلية الآداب – جامعة القاهرة يومي 7، 8 مارس 2009، ونُشر في دورية "أوراق كلاسيكية"، العدد التاسع، ص ص. 531 ˗ ص ص. 592.

3. Sameh Farouk Soliman: “A Hymn in Greek, Coptic and Arabic by a Coptic hymnographer: “ᾼΣΩΜΕΝ Τῼ ΚΥΡΙῼ”, Ephemerides Liturgicae 124 (2010), pp. 345–353.

4. ––––––––––: “The Theotokos as Bacchos: A comparison between Euripides' Bacchae and Saint John of Damascus' Heirmos of the Acathistus Hymnus, Ode Three”, a paper delivered at the 3rd International Conference of Byzantine Music and Hymnology with title "Byzantine Musical Culture", Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2011, Paeanea, Attica, Greece. The Conference is co-organized by the American Society of Byzantine Music and Hymnology (ASBMH) of the University of Pittsburgh and the European Art Center for the Study of the Culture and Civilization of the Eastern Roman State in Europe (EUARCE).

5. ––––––––––: “Byzantine Influences on Coptic Hymnography: The Bilingual Hymn of the Coptic Midnight Office "Ari'alin" by the Coptic Hymnographer Sarkis (†1492 AD)”, Ephimerides Liturgicae 126 (2012), pp. 235-253.

6. ––––––––––: “The Image of Saint Sophronius and the Characteristics of the Caliph ‛Umar Ibn al-Khattāb in al-Wāqidī’s Futūh al-Shām (Conquests of Syria)”, ARAM Periodical 26: 1&2 (2014), pp. 411-426.

7. ––––––––––: “Two Epithets of Saint Mark the Evangelist: Coptic Theorimos and byzantine Greek Θεόπτης”, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 54 (2014), pp. 494-506.

8. ––––––––––: “Some hymns attributed to Saint John of Damascus present in the Coptic Liturgy”, Orientalia Christiana Periodica 81 (2015), pp. 5-16.

9. ––––––––––: “Re-Translating the Byzantine Paschal Troparion “Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη” into English on the basis of the two Participles: (Πατήσας & Χαρισάμενος)”, Ephemerides Liturgicae 130 (2016), pp. 232-235.

10. ––––––––––: “Another Allusion to the Alexandrian Liturgy ιn the Christian Topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes”, Orientalia Christiana Periodica (2016).