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- KU Leuven 2013
Hellenism is the Greek culture of the hellenistic and Roman period (350 BC - AD 300). Special attention is given to Graeco-Roman Egypt. Greek, Latin and demotic (Egyptian language of this period) are indispensable for research of this period, with an important contribution in papyrology.
The research of this group is based on historical methodology, the publication and comment of ancient historians. It focuses on the continuation of F. Jacoby, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. In 2002 the research topic was extended with "Politeiai, Nomoi and Nomima: study of the ancient Greek historical tradition regarding Hellenic and barbarian political and socio-cultural forms of society".
Within the fragmentary tradition of Greek historiography, works on constitutions and laws of the hellenic polis-world come together with the traditions of barbarian people. The main focus is the corpus of 158 'Aristotelic' Politeiai.
The research project "The Diadochoi under Alexander IV (317-310 B.C.). A study of Diodorus' Bibliotheca Historica, Book XIX" aims to provide a thorough and systematic study of Diodorus' book XIX (both historiographical and historical), the most important source for the period.