Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967 – 1969
    University of Basel (Classical Studies and Semitic languages)

  • 1969 – 1974
    Free University of Berlin (Classical and Byzantine Studies, Medieval Latin)

  • 1970 – 1978
    Assistentship and Lectureship, the Free University of Berlin

  • 1975 – 1978
    University of Oxford, St Hugh’s College (Postgraduate Studies in Classics)

  • 1978 – 1987
    Senior Lecturer (tenure position) in Classical Studies and Medieval Latin, University of Fribourg/Switzerland

  • since 1987
    Full Professor of Classical Studies (Greek and Latin languages and literatures), University of Fribourg/Switzerland

    Visiting professorships at the Universities of Neuchâtel, Lausanne and Tartu (Estonia)

Selected publications

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe: Epiktet, Vom Kynismus. Philosophia Antiqua 34. Leiden: 1978.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe: Der Kyniker Demetrius. Philosophia Antiqua 36. Leiden: 1979.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe: Die Kyniker in der modernen Forschung. Amsterdam: 1991.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe: Senecas Tragödien. Sprachliche und stilistische Untersuchungen. Leiden: 1988.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe: Seneca: Hercules Furens. Einleitung, Ausgabe, Übersetzung und Kommentar. Leiden: 1999.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe, M. Somazzi: Repertorium der Konjekturen in den Seneca-Tragödien. Leiden: 2009.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe, Chr. Zubler: Das Lob der Fliege. Von Lukian bis L.B. Alberti. Bern: 2000.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe : Stephani Byzantii Ethnica. Vol. 1 (Alpha-Gamma). CFHB 43/1. Berlin/New York: 2006.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe , B.K. Braswell: The Grammarian Epaphroditus. Bern: 2007.

  • Billerbeck, Margarethe, Chr. Zubler: Stephani Byzantii Ethnica. Vol. II (Delta-Iota). CFHB 43/2 Berlin/New York: 2011.

Selected projects

  • Stephanos of Byzantium, Ethnika. Critical edition with introduction, German translation and annotations (SNF)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Institute Rome (Council of the Swiss Universities), 1988 – 2009

  • Swiss National Research Council, 1989 – 2000

  • Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique 1993 – 2005, President : 2004 – 2005

  • Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, since 2003, Vice-President : 2005 – 2009, President : 2010 – 2012

  • Member Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, Historical School, 2005/06

  • Summer Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, 2001

  • Visiting Member of Ecole Suisse d’archéologie en Grèce, 2000

  • Senior Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2000

Editorial activities:

  • Co-Editor of Museum Helveticum, 1993 – 2004

  • Co-Editor of the Monograph Series Sapheneia, since 1995

  • Editor-in-chief of the Monograph Series Schweizerische Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft, since 2003

  • Member of Scientific Committee of Trends in Classics, since 2009


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