Oliver Schelske is Assistant Professor of Greek Philology. He studied classics, educational sciences, Byzantine studies, Papyrology and Protestant theology at the universities of Berlin, Venice and Oxford and received a PhD in 2010 with a work entitled “Argonautika des Orpheus” from Universität Tübingen where he has researched and lectured until 2015. In 2012 he has started a habilitation on Herodotus and Sophistcism that he carries out at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His research lays focus on ancient historiography as well as its modern reception and science history. Besides this he investigates the context of ancient poetry, philosophy and historiography.
During his research stay at Topoi he is fellow of the research project (B-1-1) Water Spaces and the Berlin Thucydides Center. Main focus of this collaboration is to discuss ancient imperial representations within sea powers by contextualizing it with transformation and reception processes.

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