Greek and Latin

The main focus of the subjects (Ancient) Greek and Latin at the Saxo Institute is texts in the original languages from the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods, during which most modern scientific and cultural disciplines emerged.

Greek and Latin texts are among the most important and influential in the history of the Western world. The section analyses these texts, including comparative studies of different editions and translations, in order to gain a better understanding of the periods in which they were written and how they form the roots of our own culture and literature.

Traditionally, the section has conducted research into the following core areas, all of which play key roles in Western culture:

  • Antiquity, with particular emphasis on philosophy and society
  • The Middles Ages, with particular emphasis on philosophy, poetry and historiography
  • The Byzantine period, with particular emphasis on music theory.

The section is also responsible for teaching classical studies based on reading and analysing translations of ancient texts.

Journals affiliated with Greek and Latin

Researchers and lecturers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Andersen, Lene Part-time lecturer +45 51 30 17 87 E-mail
Bloch, David Professor +45 51 29 88 04 E-mail
Hansen, Heine Associate professor +45 51 29 87 54 E-mail
Hansen, Mogens Herman Associate professor emeritus   E-mail
Hansen, Susanne Bramming Teaching assistant professor +45 353-35771 E-mail
Nielsen, Thomas Heine Associate professor +45 51 29 87 16 E-mail
Olsen, Birger Preben Munk Professor emeritus +45 51 30 17 81 E-mail
Schwartz, Adam Associate professor +45 61 65 61 37 E-mail