"As a classical philologist and Hellenist, I teach ancient Greek language and literature, which covers texts and cultures from the 8th century BCE through to Late Antiquity (6th century AD). I am also interested in literary and cultural questions that touch on neighbouring disciplines like archaeology, philosophy, theology and history. In one project, I am examining how diverse voices ("polyphony") in Greek comedy, tragedy and in Plato’s philosophical dialogues articulate the representation of religion and knowledge from different perspectives and thereby shape our understanding of them. I still find the multi-layered texts with their challenging and dense arguments fascinating and inspiring, each time I read them."
Andreas Schwab, 44 years old, born in Biberach an der Riß. Since September 2021: Professor of Classical Philology, specialising in Ancient Greek, and Heisenberg Professor at Kiel University. Previously Professor of Greek Philology and Ancient Religious Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and own Heisenberg position at the University of Bonn. 2009: Doctoral degree at Trier University, 2017: Habilitation at Heidelberg University.