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 (Faculty of Philology). She is a holder of a Master’s degree in Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language and of a doctorate in Classics and Papyrology, from the same University. The topic of her thesis, which was published in 2016, is the text-linguistic analysis of the speech-act of requesting in the private correspondence preserved on papyri and ostraka of the Roman, Byzantine and Early Arab periods of Egypt. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in affiliation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) and the University of Vienna (Universität Wien) 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 USA.

Research interests:

Greek papyrology (documentary papyri of Roman, Byzantine and Early Arab periods of Egypt), Ancient and late antique Greek literature with emphasis on post-classical Greek epistolography, Applied linguistics (text-linguistics, sociolinguistics, educational linguistics), Social and economic history (as well as material culture) of Late Antiquity, Realia of Graeco-Egyptian antiquity, and 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) 390–401 (with A. Papathomas).
  • A Late Antique Letter Mentioning Textiles and a Halter, Chronique d’Égypte 91 (2016) 193–198.