Greek philology - Greek epigraphy - oracles - Dodona

Elena Martín González

Arts and Humanities Metaphrasis: Rewriting and authorship in the medieval Greco-Latin world (1st-15th centuries)
My research career

In 2004 I graduated in Classical Philology and in 2011 I obtained my PhD degree from the University of Valladolid. After working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Philology at the same university for two years, in 2013 I joined as a postdoctoral researcher in the Northern Greek research group of the Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity (Institute of Historical Studies), at the National Hellenic Research Center, in Athens, where I have been working until 2021. Since the beginning of 2022 I enjoy a María Zambrano postdoctoral contract at the University of Valladolid.

In addition, I have held postdoctoral fellowships, and research stays, at the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University (2013-2014) and at the Department Inscriptiones Graecae at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (2015-2016). I have also been a fellow of the Onassis Foundation (2010-2011) and a Géza Alföldy fellow of the International Association of Greek and Roman Epigraphy (2015-2016).

My research

My scientific activity is focused on the edition, interpretation and commentary of Greek inscriptions. Within the framework of the edition of epigraphic corpora, I conduct fieldwork, carry out extensive archival and bibliographical research and work with specialized databases. The main result of this scientific work is the co-authorship of three specialized monographs (one of them the supplement to the corpus inscriptions of Thessalonica in the series Inscriptiones Graecae), and one more in preparation.

Other lines of research in my curriculum include the origin and diffusion of the Greek alphabet and the typological and stylistic analysis of epigraphic texts, especially of a private nature, such as letters and oracular tablets.

During my stay at the University of Valladolid I will study the corpus of Dodona oracular tablets. I am particularly interested in the classification of the different types of inscriptions preserved on these tablets and the different aspects of the relationship between the divine and the human revealed by the oracle consultations.