Stelios Panayotakis (Ph.D., University of Crete, 1996) has been N.W.O. Research Fellow and Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and B.O.F. Research Fellow at the University of Gent, Belgium. His research interests include Greek and Latin novels, late Latin language and literature, and the reception of the ancient novel in hagiography and in opera.

He published (as single author or co-author) articles and books on Apuleius and on the Historia Apollonii regis Tyri, including the Groningen Commentary on Apuleius’ ‘Tale of Cupid and Psyche’ (Groningen 2004), and the Commentary on Apuleius' ‘The Isis Book’ (Leiden 2015), and a Commentary on the Historia Apollonii regis Tyri (Berlin 2012). He co-edited The Ancient Novel and Beyond (Leiden 2003), and volumes with select papers on Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (Groningen 1998; 2006).

He is co-organising the Rethymnon International Conferences on the Ancient Novel (RICAN) and is co-editing the Proceedings of these conferences, including, recently, Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel (Groningen 2015), Slaves and Masters in the Ancient Novel (Groningen 2019).