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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Ancient Greek linguistics and dialectology, historical sociolinguistics, Greek in Southern Italy and Sicily, languages and cultures of ancient Italy, Greek epigraphy and papyrology.

I wrote my PhD thesis 'Greek in Early Hellenistic Magna Graecia: Dialect Contact and Change in South Italy' as part of the AHRC-funded 'Greek in Italy' project (Cambridge). In my thesis I explored the development of the Greek dialects in the South Italian colonies around 400-300 BCE through a historical sociolinguistic approach to the written sources that have come down to us. As a Research Fellow at Jesus College I have continued to work on the Greek dialects in the Hellenistic period and particularly on the formation of the so-called 'Doric koinai', with a particular focus on the South Italian regions and Sicily. As side research interests, I have also worked on the Oscan inscriptions in the Greek alphabet from South Italy and I have edited a number of unpublished Greek papyri.

Publications

Key publications: 

(forthcoming) ‘Mobility and orthography: a contextualisation of variant spellings in the Oscan inscriptions in the Greek alphabet’. In J. Clackson et al. (eds.) Migration, Mobility and Language Contact in and around the Ancient Mediterranean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(2019) ‘Il declino del dialetto dorico nelle iscrizioni di Sicilia del periodo tardo repubblicano: una nuova ipotesi’. Linguarum Varietas 7, 143-162.

(2017) ‘Scholia Minora to Iliad 2.212-225 and 272-295’, The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 54, 9- 30.

(2016) ‘5313: Christian Amulet’, ‘5314: Christian Amulet’. In N. Gonis, F. Maltomini et al. (eds.) The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Volume LXXXII. London: The Egypt Exploration Society, 103-105.

(2016) ‘A New Fragment of Aristophanes’ Plutus (182–189, 211–219)’, ZPE 197, 33-37.

(2015) ‘New Readings of the Multilingual Petelia Curse Tablet’, with K. McDonald and N. Zair, ZPE 195, 157-165.

(2015) ‘5252: List of Ingredients’. In M. Hirt, D. Leith and W.B. Henry (eds.) The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Volume LXXX. London: The Egypt Exploration Society, 151-156.

Research Fellow in Classics, Jesus College
Dr Livia  Tagliapietra
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