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Ph.D. Habil. Aleksander Wolicki


B. in 1968; Master’s degree at the Warsaw University Historical Institute in 1992; Assistant, successively at the History Institute of the Białystok Branch of the Warsaw University (1992-1997) and at the Warsaw University Historical Institute (1997-2001). In 2001 defended his doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw. In 2001 he defended his dissertation at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw entitled ‘Kerykes. Studies on Greek heralds from Homer to the end of the 4th century BC’. In 2013, he was awarded a postdoctoral degree on the basis of his book ‘Spartan Symmachia in the 6th to 5th century BC’ (Wydawnictwo Naukowe Sub Lupa, Warsaw 2012). From 2001 to 2020 employed as Assistant Professor at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw and from 2020 at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw. Serves as Area Coordinator for History and Ancient Studies at the MISH UW. He was a fellow of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Birch Lanckoronski Foundation. In the academic year 2013/2014 he taught as professeur invité at the École des Hauts Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Palamedes. A Journal of Ancient History’. He works on Greek epigraphy, interstate relations in ancient Greece and the history of women in antiquity.

Most important publications

Most important scholarly articles

  • ’Hérodote, les interpolations et la société spartiate’, [w:] ‘Euergesias Charin. Studies presented to Benedetto Bravo and Ewa Wipszycka by their Disciples’, edited by T. Derda, J. Urbanik, M. Węcowski, Warsaw 2002, 381-421.


  • ’The Heralds and the Games in Archaic and Classical Greece”, Nikephoros. Zeitschrift fur Sport und Kultur im Altertum, 15 (2002) [wyd. 2004], 69-97.


  • ’Cudzołóstwo i retoryka. Uwagi o Obronie w sprawie zabójstwa Eratosthenesa Lizjasza’, [w:] TIMAI. Studia poświęcone profesorowi Włodzimierzowi Lengauerowi przez uczniów i młodszych kolegów z okazji Jego 60. urodzin, red. A. Wolicki, Warszawa 2009, 186-231.


  • ’The Education of Women in Ancient Greece’, [w:] ‘A Companion to Ancient Education’, ed. M. Bloomer, Wiley & Blackwell, Malden & Oxford 2015, 305-320.

  • ’Greek Priestesses and Literacy’ [w:] ‘Religion and Education in the Ancient Greek World’, edited by I. Salvo and T. Scheer, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2021, 183-196