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Department of Classics

Prof. Dr. Marko Marinčič


– Born October 15, 1968

Academic Education

– 1993 BA, 1996 MA, University of Ljubljana

– 1999 PhD in Latin Literature (Hellenistic Epyllion in Rome, supervisor Kajetan Gantar)


(Department of Classics, University of Ljubljana)

– 1993/94 Librarian

– 1994-1999 Tutor in classics

– 1999-2004 Assistant Professor

– 2004-2009 Associate Professor

– 2009- Professor of Latin and Greek literature

Visiting scholar

– 1996-1999, per intervalla, visiting doctoral student, University of Vienna, Institute of Classical Philology (research grants from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Institute for Eastern and Southeastern Europe)

– 2008 Plumer Visiting Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

– 2019 University of Washington, Department of Classics

– Erasmus exchange scholar: Athens (2013, 2015), Milano (2015) 

List of invited lectures and conference papers: see Bibliography

Research project leadership (Slovenian Research Agency)

– Tradition of Allegory in Epic (2001–2004)

– Semantics of Myth in Latin and Romance Literatures (2009–2012)

– Empire and Transformation of Genre in Roman Literature (2020-)

Conference organisation

Reading Authors’ Lives. Ljubljana: Department of Classics, June 19–20, 2009.

The Odyssey in the Latin West. Ljubljana: Department of Classics, Gallery of Modern Art, European Commission: DG Translation, November 14–15, 2014. 


– 2008- co-editor of Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca 

– member of editorial/advisory boards of Incontri di filologia classica (Unversity of Triest); Sources, Literatures, Arts & Landscapes of Europe (Ca' Foscari, Venice); past activities: Centopagine (Triest); Vergilius (Vergilian Society, USA)

Administrative roles and committees 

– 2003–2007, 2013–2017 Head of Department 

– 2004- president of the Matura exam committee for Latin


– 1996 Sovre Award (Association of Slovene Literary Translators), for translation
of Virgil

– 2000 “Zlata ptica” award (Liberal Academy), for translations of Catullus, Euripides and Racine 

– 2009, Dominik Smole Award (Borštnik Theatre Festival, Maribor, 2009), for the
translation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia


Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)