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BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature

Aikaterini Koroli studied Greek Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (N.K.U.A.). She is a holder of a Master’s degree in Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language (N.K.U.A.) and of a PhD in Classics (N.K.U.A.). She is also holder of a PhD in Ancient History (University of Vienna, Department of Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy / Universität Wien, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik). The topic of her first dissertation, which was published in 2016, is the speech-act of requesting in the private correspondence preserved on papyri and ostraca from the Roman, Byzantine and Early Arab periods of Egypt. Her second dissertation deals with the taxation system in late antique Egypt, and includes the re-edition of a broad corpus of Greek tax receipts preserved on parchments and papyri. She has worked for a long period of time as a postdoctoral researcher in affiliation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institut für Kulturgeschichte der Antike, Documenta Antiqua), the University of Vienna (Universität Wien, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik), as well as the Austrian National Library (Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek) in the framework of projects funded from the FWF Austrian Science Fund. She has participated in numerous international conferences and workshops in Europe and the U.S.A.

Research interests:                                                                                     

Greek Papyrology; Ancient Greek Epistolography, Tragedy, and Historiography; Text-linguistics and Sociolinguistics; Social and Economic History of Late Antiquity; Material culture of Late Antiquity; Medieval Palaeography.

Select publications:

  • Το αίτημα στις ελληνικές ιδιωτικές επιστολές σε παπύρους και όστρακα: από την εποχή του Αυγούστου έως το τέλος της αρχαιότητας. [Requesting in Greek Private Letters Preserved on Papyri and Ostraca. From the Age of Augustus until the End of Antiquity]. Athens 2016 (monograph).
  • Subjectivité et stylistique dans l’épistolographie privée de l’Αntiquité tardive : l’exemple de P.Oxy. XVI 1869, Chronique d’Égypte 89 (2014) 376–387 (in collaboration with Amphilochios Papathomas).
  • A Late Antique Letter Mentioning Textiles and a Halter, Chronique d’Égypte 91 (2016) 193–198.
  • Ein griechischer Lieferungskauf über Schilfrohr aus dem spätantiken Hermopolites, Tyche 32 (2017) 73–79.
  • A Late Antique Loan of Money on Mortgage, Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 64 (2018) 66–87.
  • New Edition of a Fragmentary Deed of Surety from the Berliner Collection (BGU III 752), Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 206 (2018) 194–198.
  • Textile production in the papyri: the case of private request letters, in: Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert (ed.), Egyptian textiles and their production: 'word' and 'object' (Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods) Lincoln, Nebraska, 2020, 116–127.
  • Display of Erudition in the Periphery of the Graeco-Roman World: the Example of P. David 14, Ancient Society 49 (2019) 123–140.
  • Imposing psychological pressure in papyrus request letters: A case study of six Byzantine letters written in an ecclesiastical context (VI–VII CE), in: Klaas Bentein, Mark Janse (eds.), Varieties of Post-classical and Byzantine Greek. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 331. Berlin & Boston 2020, 75–113.
  • Remarks on the Use of Greek in the Babatha and Salome Komaïse Archives, in: A. Papathomas, G. Karla, D. Stamatis (eds.), ΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΑΝΤΑ. Τιμητικός τόμος στον Καθηγητή Ανδρέα Ι. Βοσκό. Athens 2020, 203–232.

A full list of publications is available at