Carolina López-Ruiz

Carolina Lopez-Ruiz

Carolina López-Ruiz


(614) 292-2744

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230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH, 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Mythology
  • Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • Greek and Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures
  • Cultural exchange


  • M.A.-B.A. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 1995
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1995-96
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago 2005

Personal Statement

My research focuses on understanding Greek culture in its broader ancient Mediterranean context. Only by leaving aside theoretical limitations (such as the dichotomy between Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages, artificially extrapolated to other cultural features) and looking to the human and historical sphere in which such cultural exchanges and processes of integration and adaptation actually took place can we advance our understanding of Near Eastern and Greek interaction on a new footing.



Book Cover of The Oxford Handbook of Phoenician


(with S. Celestino Pérez) Tartessos and the Phoenicians in Iberia. Oxford University Press, 2016.





Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: A Sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Myths in Translation

When the Gods Were Born Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East





Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations







For a full list of publications, see CV.

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