The choragic monument of Thrasyllus
Konstantinos Boletis is a graduate of the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. In 1988 he completed his Masters Degree on the scientific field of the Restoration of Monuments (Master of Arts, Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York). In 2012 he accomplished his PhD on the choregic monument of Thrasyllus in the Theatre of Dionysus and became a Doctor of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.
From 1988 to 2000 he worked as the architect in charge of the study and conservation of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, under the direction of the scientific Committee for the Preservation of the Epidaurus Monuments. From 1993 to 1995 he participated as the Greek representative in the meetings of the European Network of Ancient Theaters and Amphitheatres of the Council of Europe, which gave rise (September 1995) to the Segesta Declaration concerning the protection and proper use of ancient places of performance.
Since 2000 he is working in the restoration programmes at the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus in Athens as an architect-restorer (cavea and choregic monument of Thrasyllus) and the Coordinator of the Technical Department of the Acropolis Southern Slope Restoration Projects; since 2011 he is also a member of the scientific Committee for the Preservation of the Acropolis Southern Slope Monuments. He has also been a Member of several Ssientific Committees of Archaeological Projects of the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Credit Management Fund for Archaeological Projects Execution (Theatres of Dodona, Larissa and Megalopolis, sites of Karthaia Kea, Marathon etc.).
During his career he has worked as a curator of expositions on Ancient Theatres and Restoration of Monuments and Editor of related publications. Architectural research, restoration and protection of ancient theatres are the prime objects of his scientific interests and publications. He has participated as keynote speaker in many scientific meetings and conferences in Greece and abroad. He speaks English, French and German.