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  • Extracts from magical texts in antiquity (Greek, Hieratic, Demotic, Akkadian): British Library P 122; British Museum P Chester Beatty 7 and P Leiden/London, British Museum BM 34065
DFG Centre for Advanced Studies MagEIA

Core Team Comparative Philology

Daniel Kölligan

Daniel Kölligan studied historical-comparative linguistics, philosophy, classical philology and Romance studies at the University of Cologne, where he completed his doctorate with a thesis on verbal supplementation in Greek. From 2005-2008 he was a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford and Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. In 2015, he completed his habilitation in Cologne with a thesis on the historical grammar of Classical Armenian. Since October 2019, he has held the Chair of Comparative Linguistics at the Institute of Classical Studies at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

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Saverio Dalpedri

Postdoctoral researcher of the core team Comparative Philology (CV and publications).

Saverio Dalpedri received his education in Pisa, Freiburg, Cologne and Göttingen, where he was trained in both Indo-European studies and general linguistics. He specializes in historical-comparative linguistics, with a focus on the Greek language in its development from Mycenaean to modern dialects. His research interests concern the verbal morphosyntax of the ancient Indo-European languages: he has devoted his past research to topics like verbal reduplication, motion events, resultative participial constructions, and non-canonical alignment patterns in various languages. In the first phase of MagEIA, he will carry out a comprehensive analysis of the linguistic features of Ancient Greek magical texts as attested from all geographic areas relevant for the Centre of Advanced Studies.