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Dr Michael Zellmann-Rohrer
MA PhD UC Berkeley


Researcher, Lexicon of Greek Personal Names
Member, Faculty of Classics


The Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
66, St. Giles'

Tel No: (01865) 288266

Research Keywords:

late ancient and Byzantine literature, ritual and magic, palaeography, codicology, epigraphy, papyrology

Research Interests:

In addition to my work for LGPN on Greek and Semitic onomastics, I am in the process of revising for publication my PhD dissertation on Greek incantations and their tradition in classical and late antiquity, Byzantium, and beyond, and am preparing editions of some substantial unpublished ritual texts in Greek, Coptic, and Aramaic. My other research examines oral literature associated with incubation shrines in antiquity and Byzantium. Beginning in 2017 I will serve as co-editor of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum for Egypt and the Near, Middle, and Far East.

Selected Publications:

"Ὄντως παράδοξον θαῦμα: The Byzantine ‘Jewish Boy Legend’ and its Variants in East and West", in Lives, Relics, and Beneficial Tales in Byzantium and Beyond: Essays in Honor of John Duffy, S. Insley (ed.), (Loeb Classical Monographs, Harvard University Press forthcoming 2016).

"Getting her due: a delivery for Aurelia Kasianê at a late Roman fort in the Negev", ZPE, Vol: 199, (2016), 170-175.

"Homeric and pharmacologic medical recipes in a Greek papyrus formulary", BASP, Vol: 53, (2016), 5-16.

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, (2016), Notes: (as assistant editor for Attica and the Peloponnese) .

"A Byzantine Monastic Letter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York", BASP, Vol: 52, (2015), 69-77.

"Protective Iambic Incantations on Two Inscribed Octagonal Rings", GRBS, Vol: 55, (2015), 250-255.

"Three Magical Papyri from the Michigan Collection", ZPE, Vol: 194, (2015), 176-192.

"A Greek Inscription in a Portrait by Salvator Rosa", Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol: 49, (2014), 187-192.