An ancient world of manners. A multimodal approach to politeness theory through Greek documentary papyri Ghent University
This postdoc proposal aims to investigate interpersonal relationships and social interactions in Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt (III BCE-VII CE) through Greek documentary papyri. The research will use the linguistic framework of historical politeness, which will be applied in an innovative way, by including a multimodal dimension. In contrast to literary sources, documentary papyri provide a pivotal witness on all social classes, offering ...
Tracing semantic change in Greek derivational morphology: a computational, distributional-semantic approach KU Leuven
From Chaos to Order - the Creation of the World. New Views on the Reception of Platonic Cosmogony in Later Greek Thought, Pagan and Christian. KU Leuven
Research on the reception of Platonic Cosmogony in Later Greek Thought, Pagan and in Christian comments on Genesis 1 - 3.
PlutarchU+2019s Politicians and the People: Popular Politics in the 'Parallel Lives' and the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire Ghent University
This project studies mass-elite relations in the Greek cities of the Roman empire by examining PlutarchU+2019s Parallel Lives, a second-century AD collection of biographies of Greek and Roman statesmen from classical Athens to Republican Rome. Up till now, historians have explored these biographies as sources on the periods they describe, whereas Plutarch scholars have focused on their function as a programme for moral ...
What was antiquarian literature in Greek antiquity? Collection of the fragments of Aristotle's Politeiai for 'FGrHist IV' with translation, commentary and syntheses KU Leuven
The fictional life. A narratological-rhetorical approach to characterization and fictionality in the Greek biographers in the imperial period Ghent University
This research project aims at a formal description of fictionality in ancient sophists' and philosophers' biographies (that is, non-fiction with clearly fictional characteristics) from the imperial period (1st-4th cent. AD). Therefore it develops a narratological-rhetorical analysis of character construction. This project enhances our understanding of the formal specificity of fictional and non-fictional narrative literature.