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Rhea Lesage

Librarian for Hellenic Studies and Coordinator for the Classics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Widener Library

Rhea Lesage is the Librarian for Hellenic Studies and Coordinator for the Classics in the European Languages Division of Widener Library. She carries primary responsibility for building, promoting and providing access to Harvard’s Greek collections. She is also the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies Associate for Collaborative Initiatives in Washington D.C. where she is working on the Open Greek and Latin Project and developing a partnership with National Library of Greece. Rhea was instrumental in bringing the archive of poet, translator and lyricist Nikos Gatsos to Houghton Library and welcomes inquiries about the archive. Find events relating to the Nikos Gatsos archive on our Facebook page: The Harvard Library, “The Gatsos I Loved: A Concert" 

Contact Rhea for help on Greek and Greece/Cyprus-related research.




  • Collection Development


  • Modern Greek
  • French