Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1996
    Studied Greek, Latin and German philology toward a teaching qualification for Gymnasium (grammar school) at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and also at University College, London, and at the Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey, England

  • 1997 – 2000
    Graduate fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 2000
    Doctorate in classical philology at the University of Würzburg; Dissertation Prize from the Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung (a foundation funded in part by the government of Lower Franconia), Würzburg

  • 2000 – 2006
    Assistant professor of Greek philology in the department of classical philology at the University of Würzburg

  • 2002
    and 2003, Visiting researcher at the Fondation Hardt, Vandoeuvres, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2003
    Margo Tytus Visiting Scholar at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  • 2004
    Travel scholarship from the University of Würzburg for the Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) project "Voice, writing and image: On the relationship between the arts in Hellenistic poetry"

  • 2005
    Habilitation in classical philology, received the venia legendi (authorisation to teach)

  • 2006
    Post-Habilitation fellowship in accordance with the Bavarian University and Science Programme for the advancement of women in academia for research on the topic "classical self-epitaphs"

  • Since 2006
    Full professor (chair) of Greek philology at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2011 – 2013
    Chair of the Baden-Württemberg chapter of the German Classics Association (DAV)

  • Since 2011
    Member of the executive committee of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 923 "Threatened Orders" and head of two sub-projects

  • Since 2013
    Member of SFB 1070 "Resource Cultures" (head of a sub-project)

Selected publications

  • Stimme, Schrift und Bild: Zum Verhältnis der Künste in der hellenistischen Dichtung, Heidelberg 2007 (Bibliothek der Klassischen Altertumswissenschaft, N.F. 2. Reihe, Bd. 119).

  • Klage im Kontext oder Allegorie hellenistischer Spolienpoetik: Überlegungen zu Kallimachos Sepulchrum Simonidis (frg. 64 Pf.), in: A & A 55 (2009), 45-61.

  • Zwischen Musen und Museion oder die poetische (Er-)Findung Griechenlands in den Aitien des Kallimachos, in: Alexandria und das ptolemäische Ägypten. Kulturbegegnungen in hellenistischer Zeit (hg. von Gregor Weber), Berlin 2010, 160-186.

  • Von Höhlen und Helden. Zur Semantik von Katabasis und Raum in Platons Politeia, in: Gymnasium 119 (2012), 1-21.

  • Wilde Skythen – weise Griechen? Die Religion und ihre Grenzen im Skythenlogos Herodots, in: Poetik des Wilden. Festschrift für Wolfgang Riedel (Hg. von J. Robert und F. F. Günther), Würzburg 2012, 117-136.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Current for 2013 – 2015:

  • Classical biography of philosophers

  • Porphyry: Against the Christians

  • Ancient earthquakes

  • Material culture: Hesiod

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Series co-editor:

    Roma Aeterna (Steiner, Stuttgart)

    Antike Studien (Attempto, Tübingen)

  • Student liaison for the German National Academic Foundation

  • Member of the academic advisory board to the GANPh (Society for Classical Philosophy)

  • Member of the advisory board for the new Teubner edition (De Gruyter, Berlin)


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