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Courses taught

 

North America

Class on “Textual criticism” Proseminar in Classics (CLAS 2000 S01), Department of Classics, Brown University (October 11, 2018)

Class on “Odyssey 9.272–342” in GREK 1100 – Advanced Homer: The Odyssey (Dr Pura Nieto Hernández), Department of Classics, Brown University (April 18, 2018)

Workshop “La lumière de la raison et la source du soi: Deux métaphores élémentaires pour la souveraineté de l’esprit chez Marc Aurèle et Épictète” Université de Montréal, Département d’Histoire, Centre d’études classiques (March 12, 2018)

Class on “Ovid, Ars Amatoria” in the translation course “Selections from Latin Authors (LAT 202)” (Professor Altay Coşkun), Department of Classical Studies, University of Waterloo (March 7, 2018)

Lecture “Aeschylus Agamemnon and Libation Bearers”, course Development of Western Civilization, Providence College (September 28 and 29, 2017)

 

Heidelberg

Winter semester 2021/22:

  • Petrarch’s Ascent of Mont Ventoux (online)

Summer semester 2021:

  • Death in Ancient Philosophy (online)

Winter semester 2020/21:

  • Translation course: Literature and Pandemic – From the Iliad to Lucretius (online)

Summer semester 2020:

  • Lecture (Linguistics): Inscriptions and Literary Texts as Documents of the History of Latin and Greek (online)

Winter semester 2019/20:

  • Latin Graduate Course (Linguistics): Vulgar Latin Inscriptions: Diachronic, diatopic and diaphasic varieties

Summer semester 2019:

  • Greek Graduate Course (Linguistics): Greek dialects: Literary function and epigraphic documentation

Summer semester 2017:

  • Lecture (Linguistics): History of Latin and Greek

Winter semester 2016/17:

  • Greek Graduate Course (Linguistics): Homer and Mycenaean

Summer semester 2016:

  • Greek and Latin Graduate Course (Linguistics): Early Language Contacts: Glosses and Phrase Books
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists

Winter semester 2015/16:

  • Greek and Latin Graduate Course (Linguistics): Instructive Signs: Aratus and his Latin translators
  • Latin Prose Composition (Graduate Course) [Lateinische Stilübungen III]

Summer semester 2015:

  • Greek and Latin Graduate Course (Linguistics): Attic and Roman Tragedy and the Language of Tragedy
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists

Winter semester 2014/15:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): The origin of words: On the etymology of Latin and Greek vocabulary
  • Lecture (Linguistics): Ferdinand de Saussure and modern and historical linguistics

Summer semester 2014:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Etymologies in Latin, Germanic, and Romance Languages
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists

Winter semester 2013/14

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Dante De vulgari eloquentia and Romance Languages
  • undergraduate seminar (interdisc..): Bucolic and Anacreontic Poetry in Ancient and German Literature (together with Dr. Jost Eickmeyer)

Summer semester 2013:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Tacitus’ Germania – Non-Indo-European Substrate in Germanic Glottogenesis and Collective Identity
  • Lecture: The Development of the Concept of Freedom in Ancient Greece and Rome – An Outline of Ancient Philosophy

Winter semester 2012/13:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Sallust and Old Latin (two times)

Summer semester 2012:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Lucretius’ De rerum natura
  • Greek Prose Composition (Graduate Course) [Griechische Stilübungen III]

Winter semester 2011/12:

  • Latin Graduate Course (Linguistics): Quintilian Institutio oratoria B. 1 & 2
  • Greek Graduate Course (Linguistics): Sappho and Alcaeus

Summer semester 2011:

  • Latin Prose Composition (Graduate Course) [Lateinische Stilübungen III]
  • Lecture: Concepts of Linguistics from Antiquity to the 20th Century

Summer semester 2010:

  • Undergraduate seminar: Homer’s Iliad
  • Latin Prose Composition (advanced undergraduate)

Winter semester 2009/10:

  • Undergraduate seminar (interdisc.): Lyric of the Augustan Age and its Reception in German Poetry (together with Dr. Jost Eickmeyer)
  • Undergraduate translation course: Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Summer semester 2009:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Petronius’ Cena Trimalchionis, Vulgar Latin, and Romance Languages
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists

Winter semester 2008/09: Latin Prose Composition for beginners

Summer 2008:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Cicero’s Orator
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists

Winter semester 2007/08:

  • Latin Prose Composition (Graduate Exam)
  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Terence’s Heautontimorumenos

Summer semester 2007:

  • Undergraduate translation course: Plato’s Apology of Socrates.
  • Greek Prose Composition (Graduate Exam): Lysias

Winter semester 2006/07:

  • Greek undergraduate seminar: Between Orientalism and the Tragic: The Image of Barbarians in Aeschylus’ Persians and Herodotus’ Histories
  • Latin Prose Composition (Graduate Course) [Lateinische Stilübungen III]

Summer semester 2006:

  • Undergraduate seminar (interdisc.): Comparative Seminar – Theory and Practice of Tragedy in Antiquity and French Classics (together with Dr. Christian Grünnagel)
  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Diachronic, Diastratic, and Diaphasic Variations of Latin

Winter semester 2005/06:

  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Plautus’ Amphitruo
  • Latin Prose Composition (Graduate Exam)

Summer semester 2005:

  • Latin Prose Composition (Graduate Course) [Lateinische Stilübungen III]
  • Latin undergraduate seminar (Linguistics): Etruscan, Italic, Old- and Vulgar Latin, and Romance Languages

Winter semester 2004/05:

  • Undergraduate translation course: Cicero’s Catilinarian Orations
  • Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists

Summer semester 2004: Greek Prose Composition for beginners

 

Winter term 2004/05 to Winter term WS 2008/09 I prepared and graded the written graduate exams in Latin-German-Translation, together with Professor Melanie Möller

 

Trier

Summer semester 2001 to 2003: Introduction to Latin and Greek Linguistics (two courses each term)

 

Winter semester 2000/01: Translation course on Thucydides, Translation course on Plato’s Protagoras, Graduate Latin-German Translation, Greek Prose Composition (Graduate Exam)

 

Supervision of theses

Kathrin Speyer (Heidelberg) “Stigma und Intratheater in Sophokles’ Philoktet” (MA Thesis) (together with Professor Jonas Grethlein) November 2019 – April 2020

Felicitas Nettels “Elisionshäufung bei Vergil [elision clusters in Virgil]” (BA Thesis) (together with Professor Gerrit Kloss) September – October 2019

Javier Beltrán “Sprachwandelbewusstsein bei Aulus Gellius [Awareness of language change in Aulus Gellius]” (Heidelberg) (MA Thesis) (together with Professor Gerrit Kloss) August – September 2019

Second Reader of Anna Maria Drummen (Heidelberg) “Dramatic pragmatics: A discourse approach to particle use in ancient Greek tragedy and comedy” (PhD thesis, first reader Dr. Anna Bonifazi) (April – July 2015)

Laura Bottenberg (Heidelberg) “Die Funktion von Gräzismen in der römischen Dichtung von den Anfängen bis Catull [On the Function of Loans from Greek in Latin Poetry from its beginnings to Catullus]“ (BA Thesis) (together with Professor Gerrit Kloss) April - July 2014

 

 

Service and professional activity

  • Member of the Mommsen-Gesellschaft 2013-
  • Member of the Society for Classical Studies 2009-
  • Member of the GanPh e.V. (Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie [Association for Ancient Philosophy]) 2004-
  • Member of the University Council’s Committee for Teaching; at the time it dealt with the implementation of the Bachelor and Master Curricula (2005/06)
  • Implementation of the Bachelor and Master Curricula of Classics at the University of Heidelberg (2006)
  • Participation in the external evaluation of the Bachelor curriculum “Antike in Europa” [Antiquity in Europe] in Marburg by the Agency for curricula evaluation Acquin (2005)
  • Implementation of new Teacher Curricula of Classics at the University of Heidelberg (2009/10)

 

Academic Exchange

Care for International Guest Scholars at the Department of Classics

Dr. Rafał Rosół, Jagiellonian University Cracow (May 2010)

Dr. Maria Marcinkowska-Rosół, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań (November/December 2011)

Invited Guest Speakers

Professor Dr. Ernst A. Schmitt “Die Schlacht von Actium und die Kleopatra-Ode des Horaz. Zeitenwende und Zeitgedicht in der Deutung Rudolf Borchardts ” (January, 13 2010) (together with Dr. Jost Eickmeyer)

Professor Dr. Michael Meier-Brügger “Rund um homerisch gunê khernêtis “Handspinnerin“? “Tagelöhnerin”?” (January, 8  2014)

Dr. habil. Altay Coskun (Waterloo, Kanada) “Laodike I. und die Konstruktion der ,bösen Königin‘ in der politischen Propaganda und hellenistisch-römischen Geschichtsschreibung” (July, 20 2016)

Professor Dr. Jost Gippert (Frankfurt) “Sprachkontakte zwischen Griechisch und Sprachen im Kaukasus” (July, 5 2018)

Professor Dr. Marcus Deufert (Leipzig): “Bemerkungen zur neuen Teubner-Ausgabe des Lukrez” (December, 2 2019)

 

Conference Organization

International conference Celts, Romans, Greeks – Language and cultural contacts in the Roman Empire and associated areas. September 18-21 2014 in Heidelberg     

Co-organized with Professor Dr. Gerrit Kloss (Heidelberg), Professor Dr. George Broderick (Mannheim)

 

 

 

 

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