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Professional Service / Offices / Memberships

- Elected member of the executive committee of the Mommsen Society (Association of German Speaking Classical Scholars)                 2017-2019

-  PR consultant of the Mommsen Society 2016

- Secretary of the Mommsen Society 2013-2015

- Reviewer for Journals etc.: Ancient Philosophy

- Copy editor of the journal Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft 2013-2015

- Executive assistant of the dept. of Classics JMU Würzburg 2007-2010; 2012; 2015/6

- Member of the Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie (Society for Ancient Philosophy)

- Member of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Augustinus-Forschung (Society for the Promotion of the Research on                         Augustine)

- Member of the Deutscher Altphilologenverband (Association for German Classical Philologists)

- Member of the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (Collecting society representing the copyright interests of German authors,                 artists and scientists)

- Member of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric

 

Awards / Grants / Scholarships

- 2017     59.000 EUR from the German Research Foundation (DFG): Research Fellowship

- 2017     5.068 EUR from the research fund of the Faculty of Arts of JMU Würzburg, for the preparation of the proposal for the                                third party funded project “Fragments and Testimonies of Ancient Greek Rhetoric and Oratory. A Digital Collection of                          the Sources with Translation and Commentary”.

- 2016      11.500 EUR from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation: grant to support the organization of the conference “Allegiance,                                      System, and Use of Texts. On Auctoritas of the Master and Dealing with Authoritative Texts in Platonism and                                        Epicureanism in the Hellenistic and Imperial Age” (with M. Erler, F. Petrucci)

- 2016     1.500 EUR from the Faculty of Arts of JMU Würzburg for the conference “Allegiance etc.”

- 2015     Travel grant of the anniversary foundation of the University of Würzburg

- 2014     Research Scholarship for young researchers of the Fondation Hardt Vandœuvres

- 2013     Grant of the VG Wort (maximum amount) for publication of the dissertation

- 2009     Travel grant within the frame of the DAAD’s Vigoni program

- 2008     Travel grant within the frame of the DAAD’s Vigoni program

- 2008      Selection for the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy’s 1st summer school “Greek paleography, codicology, and edition                                      philology”

 

Research stays

- Jan. 2018-June 2019     Department of Humanities, Roehampton University (London)

- September 2016           Department of Classics, Royal Holloway (University of London)

- August 2015                   Admission as guest auditor at the Entretiens LXII of the Fondation Hardt

- March 2015                    Fondation Hardt Vandœuvres (Switzerland)

- September 2009            Department of Classics, University of Pisa

- October 2008                 Department of Classics, University of Pisa

 

Conferences hosted

- (with M. Erler, F. Petrucci): “Allegiance, System, and Use of Texts. On Auctoritas of the Master and Dealing with Authoritative                 Texts in Platonism and Epicureanism in the Hellenistic and Imperial Age” (Würzburg, Febr 16 to 18, 2017)

 

Conferences organized

- “Formen der Kommunikation durch Bild, Wort und Text in der Antike”. Große Mommsen-Tagung 2015 (Würzburg, April 16–18,               2015, host: M. Erler as 1st chairman of the Mommsen Society)

- “Philosophus orator. Rhetorische Strategien und Strukturen in philosophischer Literatur”. Symposium zum 60. Geburtstag von               M. Erler (Würzburg, Oct 31–Nov 2, 2013, hosts: I. Männlein-Robert, S. Schorn, C. Tornau)

- “Argument und literarische Form in antiker Philosophie”. 3. Kongress der Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie (Würzburg, Sept 28–           Oct 1, 2010, host: M. Erler as president of the society)


Talks

- ”Rhetoric, trickery, and tyranny. Testimonies on sophists of the Hellenistic period“, Talks of the Roehampton and SW London                  Branch of the CA (London, January 28, 2019) (invited)

- ”Hymnoi am Staatsgrab: Einige Bemerkungen zu den Grabreden in Athen”, Paper for the 21st Biennial Conference of the                         International Society for the History of Rhetoric (London, July 27, 2017) (chosen via CfP)

- ”Deus ille fuit, deus (Lucr. 5,8). Gods on Earth and Orthodoxy in the School of Epicurus”, Paper for the Annual Conference of the            School of Philosophy (Moscow, April 27, 2017) (invited)

- “Orthodoxie und Innovation in der Schule Epikurs. Einige Bemerkungen”, during the conference “Allegiance, System, and Use of          Texts. On Auctoritas of the Master and Dealing with Authoritative Texts in Platonism and Epicureanism in the Hellenistic and             Imperial Age” (Würzburg, Feb 17, 2017)

- “ἄφθαρτός μοι περιπάτει καὶ ἡμᾶς ἀφθάρτους διανοοῦ. Korrespondenz unter gottgleichen Freunden und Lehrbriefe in der                    Schule Epikurs”, during the conference “Adressat und Adressant: Kommunikationsstrategien im antiken Brief” (Eichstätt, June          6, 2016) (chosen via CfP)

- “Erzählen von der Vergangenheit bei griechischen Rednern”, part of the lecture series “Die Kunst des Erzählens” of the Faculty of          Philosophy, JMU Würzburg  (Apr 19, 2016) (invited)

- Presentation of the habilitation thesis: “‘Verfall’ und ‘Blütezeit’ der Redekunst? Praktische und literarische Rhetorik im                              hellenistischen und kaiserzeitlichen Griechenland. Ein Vergleich” before the habilitation committee of the Faculty of                            Philosophy, JMU Würzburg  (Dec 16, 2015)

- “Epikur als Philosoph und Autor: Der Brief an Menoikeus” (Mannheim, Nov 4, 2014) (invited)

- “τὸν σοφὸν οὐ δοκεῖ ῥητορεύσειν καλῶς? Rhetorik in Texten Epikurs”, during the int. conference «Philosophus orator.                              Rhetorische Strategien und Strukturen in philosophischer Literatur. Symposium zum 60. Geburtstag von M. Erler» (Würzburg,          Oct 31–Nov 2, 2013) (invited)

- “Das Gedenken an Verstorbene in der Schule Epikurs in der Tradition der epitaphioi logoi” during the int. conference “Questioni            epicuree: epistemologia, fisica, etica” (Rome, Sept 19–21, 2013) (invited)

- “Epikurs Brief an Menoikeus – Ergebnisse der kommentierten Neuausgabe” at the research colloquium of the dept. of Classics,              EKUTübingen (June 7, 2013) (invited)

- “Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus in Diogenes Laertius X”, seminar during “Philologia Philosophica I. International Conference and            Summerschool” (Würzburg, Feb 14–18, 2011)

- Presentation of the dissertation “Epikur, Menoikeusbrief. Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar” during the round table of the int.            conference “Argument und literarische Form in antiker Philosophie. 3. Kongress der Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie”                    (Würzburg, Sept 28–Oct 1, 2010) (chosen via CfP)

- Presentation at the research colloquium of the dept. of Classics JMU Würzburg: “Ergebnisse der Arbeit am Kommentar zu                      Epikurs Brief an Menoikeus: Ep.Men. 124,1-2” (July 1, 2009)

  

Teaching experience

WT 2019/20      2 hpw Greek lecture: A short history of Greek rhetoric (Overview and texts), 2hpw Greek seminar for students of

                                Latin: The impact of Greek literature upon Rome, 2 hpw Greek seminar: Herodotus, Histories, 2 hpw Intensive                                      course in Greek translation: From Homer until Late Antiquity

WT 2017/8         2 hpw Greek seminar for students of Latin: The impact of Greek literature upon Rome, 2 hpw Gr. prose style II                                           (Cases), 2 hpw tutorial: A short history of Greek oratory and rhetoric

WT 2017/8         2 hpw Greek seminar for students of Latin: The impact of Greek literature upon Rome, 2 hpw translation:                                                   Euripides, Medea, 1 hpw tutorial: Short overview: Philosophical literature in Greco-Roman Antiquity

ST 2017              2hpw: History of Greek Literature: Greek lyric Poetry (7th-5th cent. BC): Genres, contexts, authors; 2hpw: History                                       of Latin Literature: Augustan Poetry

WT 2016/7         2 hpw seminar: 4th century BC. The beginning of the end of the polis? (with Dr. M. Osmers, Chair of Ancient                                                 history), 2 hpw Greek seminar for students of Latin: The impact of Greek literature upon Rome, 1 hpw tutorial:                                     History of Greek Literature: Rhetorical texts

ST 2016             2 hpw tutorial: Genres and periods of Greek poetry, 1 hpw field trip: "Athen. Triumph der Bilder" (Liebieghaus                                          Frankfurt a.M.), 2 hpw translation: Lucian, True stories

WT 2015/6        2 hpw Gr. prose style III (historiography), 2 hpw translation: Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2 hpw seminar: Hellenistic                                          poetry

ST 2015             2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Moods/dependent clauses), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (oratory)

WT 2014/15      2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Cases), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (philosophy)

ST 2014             2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Moods/dependent clauses), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (historiography), 2 hpw cursory                                              translation: Herodotus

WT 2013/14      2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Cases), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (oratory), 2 hpw translation: Plato, Meno

ST 2013             2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Moods/dependent clauses), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (philosophy), [no hpw] field trip:                                            Istanbul and Asia minor (responsible)

WT 2012/13      2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Cases), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (historiography)

ST 2012             2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Moods/dependent clauses), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (oratory), 2 hpw cursory translation:                                      Protreptic-paraenetic texts

WT 2011/12      2 hpw Gr.prose style II (Cases), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (philosophy)

ST 2011             2 hpw Greek prose style II (Moods/dependent clauses), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III (historiography), 2 hpw cursory                                        translation: Herodotus

WT 2010/11      1 hpw cursory translation: Arrianus, 2 hpw Gr. prose style II (Cases), 2 hpw Gr. prose style III

ST 2010             1 hpw translation: Plutarch, De Malignitate Herodoti, 2 hpw cursory translation: Epitaphioi Logoi,

                                 2 hpw Gr. prose style II/III

WT 2009/10      1 hpw prep course for the midterm exams, 2 hpw Gr. prose style II/III, 2 hpw translation: Isocrates,                                                               Antidosis speech

ST 2009             2 hpw translation: Nicolaus of Damascus, 2 hpw cursory translation: Hellenistic poetry,

                                2 hpw Gr. prose style II/III

WT 2008/09      1 hpw translation: Lysias, Against Alcibiades (or. 14); 2 hpw translation: Euripides, Hippolytus, 2 hpw                                                             translation: Diodorus, Book I

ST 2008             1 hpw cursory translation: Apollonius Rhodius; 2 hpw cursory translation: Herodotus

WT 2007/08      2 hpw translation: Plato, Symposium

 

Areas of Special Interest

Hellenistic philosophy, Hellenistic cult, Archaic choral lyric, Greek syntax, Greek history, Epigraphy, Greek oratory, editorial                     philology, thematic history, archaic lyric, digital humanities

 

Languages

German (native speaker)

English and Italian (spoken, read and written)

Ancient Greek and Latin (read and written)

French, Spanish, Modern Greek, Dutch, and Portuguese (read)