Anastasia Maravela

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Education and career

  • 2019, autumn term Wigeland Visiting Professor, Dept. of Classics, Division of Humanities, University of Chicago.
  • 2012- Professor of Ancient Greek, Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.
  • 2014- Co-editor of the journal Symbolae Osloenses. Norwegian Journal of Greek and Latin Studies (Taylor & Francis).
  • 2009-2012 Associate Prof. in Greek, Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
  • 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
  • Project: Editing Papyrus Texts from the Collection of the Oslo University Library
  • Research funded by the Norwegian Research Council
  • 2006-2007 Senior lecturer in Greek (temporary), Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
  • 2002-2006 Junior Research Fellow, Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
  • Dr. art. thesis: Narrative and Time: The Poetics of Time in Early Greek Epic and Lyric Poetry (2006). Supervisor: Prof. Øivind Andersen
  • Research funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo
  • 2001-2002 MA Graduate Affiliate, Dept. of Greek and Latin, University College London. Specialisation in Greek papyrology.
  • MA thesis supervisor: Prof. C. E. Römer
  • 1997-1998 Winnington-Ingram trainee librarian, The Joint Library of the Institute of Classical Studies and of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, Senate House, London
  • 1994-1995  MA in Classics, Dept. of Greek and Latin, University College London
  • MA thesis supervisor: Prof. H. G. T. Maehler
  • 1988-1993 BA in Greek Philology, Dept. of Greek Philology, School of Philosophy, Capodistrian University of Athens. Major in Greek and Latin.

Areas of research

  • Greek poetry, in particular archaic Greek epic and lyric poetry
  • Literary approaches to archaic Greek poetry with emphasis on narrative poetics and intertextuality
  • Greek papyrology. I am working towards an edition of papyrus texts from the collection of the Oslo University Library
  • Textual criticism and editorial technique of Greek literature, in particular the relation between the ancient and the medieval transmission of Greek texts
  • Book culture in antiquity, in particular the evidence of the papyri
  • Ancient medical literature and language, in particular its presence in and interaction with other literary genres, most notably rhetoric
  • The semantic development of medical technical terms
Tags: Ancient Greek, Greek papyri, Greek medicine, Textual criticism, Narrative theory, Intertextuality, Lexicography, Technical vocabulary

Publications

  • Narrative and Time. The Poetics of Time in Early Greek Epic and Lyric Poetry, Oslo: Unipub 2006 [Dr.art. thesis].
  • (with Torallas Tovar, S.) “Between Ventriloquists and Necromancers: the ἐγγαστρίμυθοι in the Septuaginta” Sefarad 61, 2 (2001) 419-438.
  • “Literary fragments from the collection of the Oslo University Library I: Herodotus IX. 74-75” Symbolae Osloenses 79 (2004) 102-108.
  • “Literary fragments from the collection of the Oslo University Library II: Homer Iliad 1. 411-37 & 473-80” Symbolae Osloenses 79 (2004) 109-116.
  • “Two fragments about donkeys from the collection of the Oslo University Library” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 149 (2004) 177-185.
  • “Reading the handwriting: the letter of an apprentice scribe” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 149 (2004) 186-188.
  • “[Rev.] Testi medici su papiro. Atti del seminario di studio, Firenze 3-4 giugno 2002, a cura di I. Andorlini, Firenze 2004” Nuncius. Journal of the History of Science 21, 2 (2006) 379-80.
  • “P.Oslo 10 + P. Harr. 45 (M-P3 285, LDAB 0613): Demosthenes De Corona §§ 201-205: A re-edition” Archiv für Papyrusforschung 52, 1 (2006) 6-13.
  • (with D. Leith) “A medical catechism on tumours from the collection of the Oslo University Library” in Frösén, J., T. Purola and E.  Salmenkivi (eds.) Proceedings of the 24th Congress of Papyrology, Helsinki, 1–7 August, 2004 [Comm. Hum. Litt. 122: 1–2], Helsinki 2007, 637-650.
  • “Monastic book production in Christian Egypt” in Froschauer, H. and C. E. Römer (eds.) Spätantike Bibliotheken. Leben und Lesen in den frühen Klöstern Ägyptens, [Nilus 14] Wien: Phoibos Verlag 2008, 25-38.
  • "Euripides’ Medea 723-30 revisited” Classical Quarterly 58, 2 (2008) 452-60.
  • “A fragment from a medical prescription?” in Andorlini, I. (ed.) Greek Medical Papyri II, Florence: Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli” 2009, 105-109.
  • “Two prescriptions for ophthalmic remedies on a papyrus from the collection of the Oslo University Library” in Andorlini, I. (ed.) Greek Medical Papyri II, Florence: Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli” 2009, 111-122.
  • (with D. Leith) “Notes on PSI III 252” in Andorlini, I. (ed.) ​Greek Meical Papyri II, Florence: Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli” 2009, 201-209.
  • “Byzantine Inventory Lists of Food Provisions and Utensils on an Ashmolean Papyrus” Zeitschift für Papyrologie und Epigrafik 170 (2009) 127-146.
  • Vina fictitia from Latin into Greek: The evidence of the papyri” in Evans, T. V. and D. D. Obbink (eds.) The Language of the Papyri, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009, 253-266.
  • (with Glenn. Ø. Wehus) “Senantikk Magi. Tekster fra Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslos Papyrussamling” Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift 2011 (3), 27-37.
  • (with Glenn. Ø. Wehus) “Noen magiske tekster fra Papyri Osloenses” Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift 2011 (3), 39-43.
  • “The athlete’s 'happiness': a study of eudaimonia in archaic Greek epinician poetry” Symbolae Osloenses 85 (2011) 33-51.
  • (with Serena Ammirati and Marco Fressura) “Marginal annotations on a legal codex” in Reiter, F. (ed.) Literarische Texte der Berliner Papyrussammlung. Zur Wiedereröffnung des Neuen Museums (Berliner Klassiker Texte X) Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012, 127-134.
  • (with Glenn Ø. Wehus) "In the workshop of a preacher-scholar? Christian jottings on an Oslo parchment" Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigrafik 182 (2012) 87-97.
  • “Christians Praying in a Graeco-Egyptian Context: Intimations of Christian Identity in Greek Papyrus Prayers” in Reidar Hvalvik and Karl Olav Sandnes (eds.) Early Christian Prayer and Identity Formation, [Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 336] Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014, 291-323.
  • "Women in P. Würzb. 3?" Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 191 (2014) 90-92.
  • “Tongue-tied Aphrodite: the paradeigmata in the Hymn to Aphrodite” in Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Anastasia Maravela and Mathilde Skoie (eds.) PARADEIGMATA: Studies in Honour of Øivind Andersen, Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens Series 4, Volume 2, Athens: The Norwegian Institute at Athens, 2014, 15-27.
  • Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Anastasia Maravela and Mathilde Skoie (eds.), PARADEIGMATA: Studies in Honour of Øivind Andersen, Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens Series 4, Volume 2, Athens: The Norwegian Institute at Athens, 2014.
  • “Demeter ‘Nods’ to Aphrodite? Narrative Interactions between the ‘Homeric’ Hymn to Aphrodite and the Hymn to Demeter” in Πολυφόρβῃ Γαίῃ. Mélanges de littérature et linguistique offerts à Françoise Létoublon. Textes réunis par Francesca Dell’Oro et Odile Lagacherie (GAIA 18), Grenoble, ELLUG, 2015, 157-172.
  • “Alphabetic verses and cipher alphabets from Western Theban monasteries: Perspectives on monastic literacy in late antique Egypt” in E. Juhász (ed.) Byzanz und das Abendland III, Budapest, 2015, 67-83.
  • (with Todd Hickey and Michael Zellmann-Rohrer) “Historical and Textual Notes on Magical Texts in the Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library” Symbolae Osloenses 89 (2015) 156-172.
  • “Some remarks on O.Frangé 751” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 53 (2016) 275-282.
  • (with Ágnes T.  Mihálykó and Glenn Ø.Wehus) “A Coptic Liturgical Prayer for the Consecration of the Chalice” Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 63.1 (2017) 204-230.
  • (with Joanne Vera Stolk) "Bringing together the family for a daughter's wedding. P.Yale 1.78 reconsidered" Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 55 (2018) 275-280.
  • “Medical micro-language in the Greek papyri” In Reggiani, Nicola and Francesca Bertonazzi (eds.) Parlare la medicina: fra lingue e culture, nello spazio e nel tempo. Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Università di Parma, 5-7 Settembre 2016. Milano: Le Monnier Università/ Mondadori Education, 2018, 12-29.
  • “Homer and Menandri Sententiae in Upper Egyptian Monastic Settings” in Lillian I. Larsen and Samuel Rubenson (eds.) Monastic Education in Late Antiquity: The Transformation of Classical Paideia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018,125-149.
  • “Scriptural Literacy Only? Rhetoric in Early Christian Papyrus Letters.” In Nodar A., Torallas Tovar S. (eds). Proceedings of the 28th Congress of Papyrology; 2016 August 1-6; Barcelona. Barcelona: Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2019, 162-177.
  • (with S.F. Bär) "Narrative, Narratology and Intertextuality: New Perspectives on Greek Epic from Homer to Nonnus - Introduction" Symbolae Osloenses 93 (2019) ca. 10 pp.
  • "The Judgemental Narrator: Narratorial Νηπιος-Comments from Homer to Nonnus", Symbolae Osloenses 93 (2019) 58-105.
  • "Christian Literature on Parchment Stripes" in Exhibition Catalogue PAPYRUS NETWORKS. Montserrat and 20th cent. collectors
    Exhibit on occasion of the IX Jornadas de papirología Abadía de Montserrat, July 8-10th 2019
    , Montserrat, 2019, 22-25.
  • (with J. Mangerud) "A point of contact between the archives of Pompeius Niger and of Tryphon the weaver?" Archiv für Papyrusforschung 65.2 (2019) 317-332.
  • (with J. Mangerud) "The Letters of Herennia to Pompeius Niger" Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 215 (2020) 211–222.

In preparation

  • Maravela, Anastasia. Papyri Osloenses IV. Archiv für Papyrusforschung Beihefte. Walter de Gruyter: Berlin.
  • Maravela Anastasia, Jens Mangerud, Ágnes T. Mihályko, Joanne Vera Stolk (eds.). Papyri Osloenses V. Archiv für Papyrusforschung Beihefte. Walter de Gruyter: Berlin.
  • Maravela, Anastasia. Editions with translation and notes of PGM XXXVI, PGM XXXVIII and PGM LVII + LXXII. In Faraone Christopher A. and Sofia Torallas Tovar (eds.), Papyri Graecae Magicae: A revised edition, 2 vols., Writings from the Greco-Roman World. Society of Biblical Literature: Atlanta.
  • (with Ágnes T. Mihálykó). New Perspectives on Religion, Education, and Culture in Christian Western Thebes (VI-VIII). Anthology on the late antique phase of the necropolis at Western Thebes, texts and monuments based on a workshop, University of Oslo (2017).
  • (with Tor Ivar Østmoe and Mathilde Skoie). Translation in Antiquity, Translating Antiquity. Anthology with introduction (by A. Maravela and T. I. Østmoe) and afterword (by M. Skoie) based on the international conference “Translation in Antiquity. Translating Antiquity”, University of Oslo, 1-4 Dec. 2016.

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  • Emilsson, Eyjólfur Kjalar; Maravela, Anastasia & Skoie, Mathilde (2014). PARADEIGMATA. Studies in Honour of Øivind Andersen. The Norwegian Institute at Athens. ISBN 978-960-85145-4-6. 4(2). 308 p.

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  • Maravela, Anastasia (2021). A gem to counter the Empusa?
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Welo, Eirik (2020). Når kroppen hviler, er hjernen våken: Drømmer i antikken .
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2020). Exploring the Poetics of Christian and Christian Magical Prayers: The function of the historiolae.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2019). Threats against the gods in the magical papyri: their topics and language.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2019). Contexts of multilingualism in Egypt from the Hellenistic to the early Arabic period.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2019). Eitrem Marginalia on Magic.
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Torallas Tovar, Sofia (2019). Impossible Anatomies: Coptic Curses and the Torments of the Beyond.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2018). Papyri at Gustavianum, Uppsala universitetsmuseum.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2018). Papyrussamlingen ved Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo: Glimt av liv og død i gresk og romersk Egypt. AIGIS : Nordisk tidsskrift for klassiske studier. ISSN 1901-6859. 18(1).
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2018). PGM LVII + LXXII and the Tradition of Cryptography in Magical Papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2018). Lucianic linguistics.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2018). P.Oslo inv. 1481: Munker prøver å hjelpe et gjeldsoffer. Klassisk Forum. ISSN 0801-3179. p. 116–121.
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Aurora, Federico (2018). Gammelt nytt fra Universitetsbibliotekets papyrussamling. Klassisk Forum. ISSN 0801-3179. p. 114–116.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2017). Greek in Christian Western Thebes: a Fresh Look.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2017). Chasing in time. Intersections of time and space in early Greek literature and in Greek philosophical thought.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2017). Hva kan man lære av antikkens 'junk-mail'? Papyrer fra gresk og romersk Egypt.
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Reggiani, Nicola (2017). Medical scribes at work: Exploring linguistic variation in Greek medical papyri .
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2017). An unusual Christian letter of recommendation on papyrus and its non-Egyptian provenance.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2017). εἴτε πλαστῶν γραμμάτων ἢ ῥᾳδιουργίας ἢ περιγραφῆς ἐγκαλεῖν ἐπιχειρῇ...: Semantics and Settings of Distrust in Greco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt .
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2017). Presentation of papyrus editions P.Oslo inv. 1513, 1469, 1612, 787, 1238, 782, 1178, 1461, 1542 & 1530, 1463, 1490, 1467v, 1481, 366.
  • Maravela, Anastasia; Witek, Wlodek; Palandri, Chiara & Aurora, Federico (2016). Multispectral Scanning of Papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). Translating Wisdom: the Coptic translations of "Menandri Sententiae".
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). Medical micro-language in the Greek papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). Scriptural literacy only?
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). Issues of translation in Greek magical papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). Encoding and Negotiating Power in Roman and Byzantine Egypt.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). An Early Testimony of Epistula Hippocratis XXV.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). The Judgemental Narrator in a Diachronic Perspective: νήπιος-passages from Homer to Nonnus .
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2016). Two Greek papyri relating to medicine and philosophy in the collection of the University of Oslo Library.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2015). Re-edition of the magical handbooks in the University of Oslo Library Papyrus Collection (P.Oslo I 1, P.Oslo I 3 and P.Oslo III 75): plan of work and challenges.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2015). The papyrus collection of the University of Oslo Library: glimpses at life and death in Greco-Roman Egypt.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2015). "School texts" from Western Theban monasteries: Classical Culture and Education in Late Antique Monastic Settings in Egypt.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2015). Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, women without lust: Constructions of the female in translations of Greek and Coptic magical papyri .
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2015). Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in the Greek Magical Papyri?
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Hasznos, Andrea (2015). Monastic Readings and Writings in Western Theban Monasteries (VI-VIII): Documentary and Archaeological Evidence.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2014). Tongue-twisters, cipher alphabets, and other ‘school texts’ from Western Theban monasteries (sixth-eighth century): testimonies to the education of the youth?
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Wehus, Glenn Øystein (2014). Fra Nilens bredder: en digital papyrusutstilling.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2014). The philosopher's horse: some thoughts on Ibycus F287 PMGF.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2014). P.Oslo inv. 1042: contract concerning dyke work.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2014). Power, rhetoric and self-consciousness in the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2014). Søyle med donatorinnskrift. In Ahrens, Sven; Messel, Nils & Sauge, Birgitte (Ed.), Nasjonalmuseet: Antikk skulptur. Katalog. Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design. ISSN 978-82-8154-098-9. p. 218–219.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2013). Medicalia Online: Psygmos and related terms.
  • Kildahl, Mari; Stolk, Joanne Vera & Maravela, Anastasia (2013). Nytt funn om antikkens siste poet. [Internet]. http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/forskning/aktuelt/aktuelle-saker/.
  • Kildahl, Mari; Stolk, Joanne Vera & Maravela, Anastasia (2013). Nytt funn om antikkens siste poet. [Internet]. http://www.forskning.no/artikler/2013/juni/361137.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2013). New light on early Christian letters of recommendation.
  • Kildahl, Mari; Stolk, Joanne Vera & Maravela, Anastasia (2013). New findings on the last poet of antiquity. [Internet]. http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/news-and-events/.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2013). Homer and Menander's Sententiae in Monastic and Similar Settings in Egypt: The View from the Papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2013). Psygmos in documentary papyri: why ’drying place’?
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2013). Play-and-learn with names and numbers?
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2012). New Fayum papyri from the Oslo collection.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2012). Three Christian papyri from the Oslo collection.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2012). Intimations of Identity in Christian Prayers on Papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2012). Papyrological evidence for the study of classical literature in early Egyptian monastic communities.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2011). P.Oslo inv.1576v (medical catechism) in a new light?
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2011). En komponist på arbeid i romersk Egypt? Et musikalsk papyrusfragment i Oslo.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2011). Doctors and patients, diseases and medicaments: ancient medicine in the Oslo papyrus collection.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2011). Greek Papyrology.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2011). Addressing the gods in the Graeco-Roman World, with a focus on Papyri.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2011). Time as a normative factor: perspectives from early Greek poetry.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2010). Medicine and Rhetoric - Parallel Courses and Crossing Paths. Exploring Some Cross-generic Terms.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2010). Bliss or blessedness? Eudaimonia in Pindar’s epinicians.
  • Wehus, Glenn Øystein; Maravela, Anastasia; Eidem, Åshild & Dolmen, Siv (2010). Med eselblod på papyrus.
  • Wehus, Glenn Øystein; Maravela, Anastasia & Berby, Tom (2010). Nå utstilt i Oslo: Verdens tidligste kjente selvangivelse. [Newspaper]. VG Nett.
  • Wehus, Glenn Øystein; Ree, Åse Fredrikke & Maravela, Anastasia (2010). Får unike papyrer fram i lyset.
  • Maravela, Anastasia (2010). Fra Nilens bredder – Universitetsbibliotekets Papyrussamling 100 år.
  • Maravela, Anastasia & Skoie, Mathilde (2010). På teatralsk papyrusjakt i Egypt: Tony Harrisons skuespill "The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus".
  • Maravela-Solbakk, Anastasia (2006). "[Review of] Testi medici su papiro : atti del Seminario di studio, Firenze, 3-4 giugno 2002 / a cura di Isabella Andorlini". Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science. ISSN 0394-7394. 21(2), p. 379–380.
  • Tothne, Agnes Mihálykó; Maravela, Anastasia & Boud'hors, Anne (2019). Christian Liturgical Papyri: An Introduction. Mohr Siebeck. ISSN 978-3-16-155786-6.
  • Maravela-Solbakk, Anastasia (2006). Narrative and Time: The Poetics of Time in Early Greek Epic and Lyric Poetry. Unipub forlag.

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