Ioannis Papadopoulos was born in Xanthi, Greece (1987). He obtained his BA in History at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2009). In 2011 he obtained his Master in Early Medieval History at the University of Leeds. In 2018 he submitted his PhD thesis at the University of Leeds on the Idea of Rome in Late Antiquity. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of History of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, focusing on identity issues in Roman Greece and on traces of anti-Roman discourse in the works of the Second Sophistic. His research interests include: History and Ideas of the Second Sophistic, Late Roman and Greek Religious and Intellectual History, Utopian Thought in the Late Roman Empire, Invention of Traditions in Late Roman Paganism and Resistance to Hellenization and Romanization in the Hellenistic World.