Carolina López-Ruiz


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.


(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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Areas of Expertise
  • Archaic Greek literature and Classical Mythology
  • Greek and Near Eastern interaction and colonization
  • M.A.-B.A. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 1995
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1995-96
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago 2005

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