Mathilde Skoie

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Mathilde Skoie is professor of Latin in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK). From 2019-2023 Mathilde Skoie is Vice dean for research at the Faculty of Humanities. 


Mathilde Skoie received her Ph.D. in Latin at Reading University (1999), later published as Reading Sulpicia (Oxford University Press 2002). Prior to coming to the University of Oslo she has been a Rome scholar at The British School at Rome funded by the British Academy, a lecturer at the University of Reading and an associate professor at the University of Bergen (Norway). From 2009-2016 she was head of IFIKK (Department of philosophy, classics, history of art and ideas at the University of Oslo) where she now is professor of Latin.

Skoie is currently chairman of the board of the research centre of excellence RITMO and the Norwegian institute in Rome. She has among other things been president of The Norwegian Classical Association (Norsk klassisk forbund), member of the board of the Norwegian institute in Athens and the Swedish research council (Vetenskapsrådet). She is used as a referee by international journals such as Arethusa and Classical Philology and member of the editorial board of Klassisk forum.

Research interests

  • pastoral poetry
  • Roman elegy (in particular Sulpicia)
  • reception of Antiquity (currently working on Catiline)
  • the history of classical scholarship (in particular the genre of commentaries)
  • translation
  • the use of modern literary theory in classical philology
  • rhetoric


Skoie has given courses in Latin literature and language, classical rhetoric and classical civilization and reception of Antiquity. She has also taught general introductory courses to the Faculty of Humanities (ExFac).

Tags: Classics, Latin, Greek
Published Dec. 14, 2010 2:52 PM - Last modified May 13, 2021 3:56 PM