Prof. Dr. Andreas Schwab

ROOTS full member

Leibnizstraße 8, R. 416
Phone: +49 431 880-2275
Telefax: +49 431 880-2286

My main research projects are concerned with Ancient Greek literature and the production and transfer of knowledge from early Greek philosophy and wisdom to late antique theology. Together with colleagues from various disciplines, I work on the Histories of Herodotus which offer an extraordinary interdisciplinary field and laboratory for Ancient Greek and literary studies, ancient history, archaeology, ancient Near Eastern studies and Egyptology. In combination with the new open-access Journal “Syllogos: A Collaborative Online Journal dedicated to the Study of Herodotus and his World”, I am also part of the Herodotus Helpline team (
The main geographical areas of my research focus on Ancient Greece, Turkey and Egypt during Graeco-Roman times.

Keywords: Knowledge studies, history of transmission and reception, ancient Greece andEgypt, Greek philosophy, ethnography, religion and theologie


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