Dr. Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia

aikaterini-iliana.rassia@uni-erfurt.de

Research Fellow "Initialisierungsstipendium" Allgemeine Religionswissenschaft (Seminar für Religionswissenschaft)

Contact

Lehrgebäude 4 / Raum E19

Office hours

nach Vereinbarung

Visiting address

Campus
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Philosophische Fakultät
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Dr. Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia

Areas of Research

  • History and Archaeology of Greek and Roman Religion (esp. mystery cults, festivals, hero-cults, healing sanctuaries, Cognitive Science of Religion).
  • Greek Epigraphy (esp. Attic inscriptions: Fragments and Archives).
  • The History of Emotions in the Classical World.
  • Greek Athletics (esp. hero-athletes, athletic festivals, inscribed dedications).

Current research

Post-Doctoral Research Project

"The Senses of the Mysteries: Exploring the Mindsets and Emotions of Worshippers in the Eleusinian Mysteries"

Publications

Selected Publications

  • “Enhancing students’ engagement in Greek art and archaeology”, Higher Education Research Network Journal 8 (2014), pp. 67-80.
  • “On Hero-Athletes: Aspects of Ethical and Religious Behaviour”, Nikephoros: Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum Vol.27 (2014), pp. 215-238.
  • “Arcadia, Arcadians, Arcadian League”, Encyclopedia of Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social and Military Encyclopedia, Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence, Douglas Kelly, and Peter Londey (eds.), ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, Santa Barbara, USA, 2016, pp. 111-112.
  • “Argos, Argives”, Encyclopedia of Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social and Military Encyclopedia, Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence, Douglas Kelly, and Peter Londey (eds.), ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, Santa Barbara, USA, 2016, pp. 118-119.
  • “A New Insribed Attic Kioniskos”, Grammateion, Vol.8 (2019), pp. 59-60.
  • “Cultural Practices and Mentalities of Ancient Greek Religious Fasting”, in Sylvie Rougier-Blanc and Estelle Galbois (eds.), Maigreur et minceur dans les sociétés anciennes: Grèce, Orient, Rome, Scripta Antiqua number 132, Ausonius éditions, Paris, (2020), pp. 291-303.
  • “The semantic overlap of ἀδικία and ἀσέβεια in the Amphiareion at Oropos”, Festschrift to Peter J. Rhodes, Delfim Leão, Daniela Ferreira, and Rui Morais (eds.), Archaeopress. [In Press. Forthcoming in 2021].
  •  “The melting and recasting of sacred objects in Attic sanctuaries”, Déchéance et réhabilitation des objets, des espaces, des personnes dans l'Antiquité Gréco- Romaine, J.-Chr. Courtil, E. Galbois, Fr. Ripoll, S. Rougier-Blanc (eds.), Ausonius éditions, Paris. [Article Accepted. To appear in 2022].
  •  “Religious Super-Diversity and Inclusivity in the Eleusinian Mysteries” Religious Super- Diversity and Peacebuilding: An Anthropological Perspective, Sapienza University Press. [Article Accepted. To appear in 2022].
  •  “Anchored in Resilience during Wars: The Eleusinian Mysteries”, War, Peace, and Resilience in The Ancient World Narratives, Chiara Tomassi and Marinella Ceravolo (eds), Sapienza University Press [Article Accepted. To appear in 2022].