Denis Searby

Denis Searby


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Works at Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Telephone 08-16 30 44
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 4 och 5 samt 10 C plan 5
Room B 438
Postal address Romanska och klassiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Professor of Ancient Greek and currently head of Classics within the Department of Romance Studies and Classics.

I received my BA and MA at Columbia University in the City of New York. I received my licentiate degree and PhD from Uppsala University.


I have taught and continue to teach ancient Greek at all levels from elementary Greek up to and including the doctoral level.


Within the research programme Ars edendi (funded by RJ), I have been working on the Greek gnomological tradition, i.e. the tradition of wise and witty sayings and anecdotes of the Greek philosophers and other ancient celebrities transmitted from Hellenistic times to the Middle Ages. A parallel project (funded by the EU programme HERA) is Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS) with partners at King's College London and the University of Vienna. My work on the gnomological tradition with be published in the series Writings from the Greco-Roman World (SBL Publications) in 2017.

I am also working on the editio princeps of Demetrios Kydones' so-called Defense of Thomas Aquinas against Neilos Kabasilas.

I have recently finished the project of translating the Revelations of Saint Birgitta of Sweden from Latin into English (in four volumes, Oxford University Press).

Last updated: February 23, 2018

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