Peter Kruschwitz

A classical scholar and epigraphist, Peter Kruschwitz is Professor of Ancient Cultural History at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies. For many years he has researched the poetic culture and song culture as well as the history of mentality of the Roman Empire. Based on the substantial amount of (often neglected) verse inscriptions that survive from Roman times, his ERC project “Mapping out the poetic landscape(s) of the Roman Empire: ethnic and regional variations, socio-cultural diversity, and crosscultural transformations” fundamentally transforms our understanding and appreciation of Roman poetry as an expression of a complex and pan-societal, though ethnically, socially, and linguistically diverse cultural practice.