Classical archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and the Black Sea; Greek political organisation; Greek religion; island studies; Archaic poetry
About this Fellow
Classics, in particular: ancient and medieval ideas on language; the use of value terms in public debate; cognitive approaches to Greek literature; innovation processes in antiquity, in particular their 'anchoring'
- Academy Professor, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW); Professor of Greek, University of Leiden
The archaeology of ports, commerce, urbanism and cultural change in the early Roman Mediterranean, particularly Italy and Iberia; the application of non-destructive field -techniques to archaeological sites
Roman history and Latin literature of the Republic and early Principate, with a special interest in time, religion, and institutions of literary culture
The study of ancient Greek literature and culture, and its reception, especially in the nineteenth century