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


Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature

Grammatiki A. Karla holds a BA and an MA in Classics from the University of Athens, and a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin (1996-2000). During her PhD studies, she worked as a teaching assistant at the Universities of Bonn and Hamburg, while in 2002-2003, she was employed as a teaching assistant at the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by a Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft grant. Then, she held the post of Junior Researcher at the Research Centre for Modern Greek Dialects – Historical Dictionary of the Academy of Athens (2003-2007), while she is a member of the Department of Classics in the University of Athens since 2007. She has published books with international publishing houses, edited collective volumes and written a large number of articles in international academic journals.

Research Interests:

Ancient Greek literature with special focus on the ancient novel, Fictional biography (the life of Aesop, the life of Alexander the Great), Ancient rhetoric (especially during the Imperial times and Late Antiquity), Textual criticism and textual edition.

Select Publications:

  • G. Karla, Vita Aesopi. Textüberlieferung, Sprache und Edition einer früh­byzantinischen Fassungdes Äsopromans [Serta Graeca. Beiträge zur Erforschung griechischer Texte. Band 13], Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag 2001.
  • G. Karla (ed.), Fiction on the Fringe. Novelistic Writing in the Post-Classical Age [Mnemosyne Supplementa, 310], Leiden / Boston: Brill 2009
  • G. Karla, “Life of Aesop: Fictional Biography as Popular Literature?”, in: K. Demoen / K. de Temmerman (eds.), Writing Biography in Greece and Rome. Narrative Technique andFictionalization, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 47-64.
  • G. Karla, The Life of Aesop: Recension MORN [Writings from the Greco-Roman World], Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature (in press)

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