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Professor Marek Węcowski


2014: Fulbright visiting fellow, Department of Classics, Princeton University;
2012: habilitation fellow, Department of History, UW;
2006: junior fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University;
2001: post-doctoral visiting scholar, Department of Classics, Columbia University;
2000: doctorate “summa cum laude”, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris);
1997-2000: doctoral studies (co-tutelle with UW) at EHESS (in parallel with Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes: section IV [philological sciences] and V [sciences of religion]);
1995: diplôme d’études approfondies, EHESS;
1993: master’s degree, Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw.

Research interests:
Greek culture and society of the archaic and classical periods, Greek historiography, Athenian democracy.

Most important publications

Most important scholarly articles

  • “The Hedgehog and the Fox. Form and Meaning in the Prologue of Herodotus”, The Journal of Hellenic Studies 124 (2004), pp. 143-164.


  • “In the Shadow of Pericles: Athens’ Samian Victory and the Organisation of the Pentekontaetia in Thucydides”, [w:] A. Tsakmakis & M. Tamiolaki (red.), Thucydides Between History and Literature. Berlin – New York 2013: de Gruyter (Trends in Classics, Suppl. 17), pp. 154-166.


  • „The so-called “buleutic ostracism” and the ekphyllophoria. Vaticanus Graecus 1144, and other late Byzantine nonsensical reports on the Athenian ostracism”, Scripta Classica Israelica 37 (2018), pp. 7–23.


  • „An Intentionale Gegenwart? Odysseus’ “False Tales” and the Intellectual Context of the Odyssey”, [w:] A. Möller (red.), Historiographie und Vergangenheitsvorsellungen in der Antike. Beiträge zur Tagung aus Anlass des 70. Geburtstages von Hans-Joachim Gehrke. Stuttgart 2019: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 17–34.

Current scholarly projects