Michael Jeffreys was till 2000 Professor of Modern Greek in the University of Sydney.
He is a Byzantinist and Neohellenist mainly interested in text: manuscript, language, literature, and prosopography. He has a strong interest in Late Antiquity,
which he has put into practice in connection with John Malalas. He played a major role in finding scraps of Malalas’ text in other languages and in writings in Greek, and has written on Malalas’ formulaic language and the way in which manuscript faults have distorted our picture of the Nika Riot.