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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
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.
For a full list of publications, see CV.
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