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Dr Karolina Sekita
Magister (Warsaw), DPhil (Oxf)


Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics, Brasenose College
Member, Faculty of Classics


Brasenose College


Dr Karolina Sekita


Before coming to Oxford, I received two Magister degrees from Warsaw University: in Classical Philology and in Polish Philology. At Oxford I did my DPhil studies in Ancient History (St Anne's College) and I am now Lecturer in Classics at Brasenose College where I teach Greek literature and language with some excursuses to Greek history papers (Archaic and Classical). I also give lectures on Aristophanes' Political Comedy and on Greek Religion for the Faculty, and co-teach the Faculty class on Sexuality and Gender in Greece and Rome.

Research Keywords:

Greek Religion, Early Greek Epic, Greek Tragedy, Aristophanes, Greek Cultural History (Archaic & Classical)

Research Interests:

My main research interests focus upon Greek religion of the Archaic and Classical periods. In particular I am interested in changes within Greek religious thought as well as in its interactions with the rest of the ancient world in these periods (at the moment mainly Italy and Sicily). Currently I am preparing my doctoral dissertation on the Figure of Hades/Plouton in Greek Beliefs of the Archaic and Classical Periods for publication in the Classical Monographs Series (OUP).

Selected Publications:

'Dione's tale dismantled: Hades and Herakles at Pylos', Classical Quarterly, (forthcoming).

Orphic Gold Tablets. Beliefs in the Afterlife among the Ancient Greeks, (Institute for Classical Studies, University of Warsaw, SubLupa, Warsaw 2011), Notes: in Polish.

'One needs to see in order to cry... The viewpoint of Polish literary critics of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries with regard to the innovativeness of Maurice Maeterlinck’s works', Pamiętnik Teatralny, Vol: 1-2, (2010), 53-61, Notes: in Polish.