The expertise of the staff members of the Greek and Latin department in Groningen covers a wide range of subjects in the fields of Greek and Latin linguistics and literature, ancient philosophy, classical archaeology and ancient history.
Specific research interests include Hellenistic literature; linguistics; Greek religion, festivals and sport; Greek comedy; Latin poetry of the early Empire; Late antiquity; reception studies; narratology; literature in its social context; landscape in literature and archaeology.
The staff's research interests are reflected in our classes. Furthermore, students are encouraged to attend the CRASIS Ancient World Seminar, where internationally acclaimed scholars are invited to present papers and the students and staff from all Groningen departments with an interest in Antiquity meet and discuss their research. Every two years, our department hosts the international Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic poetry.
Current funded research programs for Classics and Ancient History in Groningen:
- Anchoring the Fascist Revolution. The Classical Languages under Fascism – Bettina Reitz-Joosse, Nicolò Bettegazzi, Nelleke Koornstra
- Landscapes of War, VENI-grant – Bettina-Reitz Joosse
- Polytheism as language. A linguistic approach to divine plurality in the religious experience of Greek worshippers, VENI-grant – Saskia Peels
- Connected Contests. Festival networks in the ancient world, Digital Humanities-grant University of Groningen, Onno van Nijf, Christina Williamson
- Carving Communities in Stone: Inscriptions as a medium of Hellenistic globalisation, PhD project – Sjoukje Kamphorst
More information about our staff members and their current research projects can be found on our departmental website.