Carolina López-Ruiz

Carolina López-Ruiz

Carolina López-Ruiz

Associate Professor, Department of Classics


422 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

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.


  • Greek and Near Eastern interaction and colonization
  • Archaic Greek literature and Greek mythology