Dr Mark de Kreij

College Lecturer in Classics
de Kreij

After degrees in Nijmegen, Oxford, and Heidelberg, Mark has undertaken research in Ancient Greek linguistics, papyrology, and Greek lyric.

He has taught at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Stockholm University.

Research interests

For his PhD (Heidelberg), Mark undertook a modern linguistic analysis of particle use in Homer and Pindar, within a DFG-funded research group led by Dr Anna Bonifazi. The results of the group’s research are being prepared for publication by Harvard University Press.

His current research centres on Greek Lyric, with a focus on its reception in the papyri of Roman Egypt. Besides teaching at Oriel, he works on published and unpublished papyri of the Oxyrhynchus Collection, kept in the Sackler Library.

Selected publications


Particle use in Homer and Pindar, vol. II of A. Bonifazi, A. Drummen, and M. de Kreij, Particles in Ancient Greek Discourse. Five volumes exploring particle use across genres (Washington DC: Harvard University Press 2016); pre-print publication online at: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6391


‘The Practice of Praise. P.Mil. Vogl. III 123 + P.CtYBR Inv. 4573 and the Hellenistic Encomium’ in Segno e Testo 16 (2018) 1-44.

‘The Biographies of P.Oxy. 1800 (FGrHist 1139)’ in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 208 (2018) 29-43.

‘Οὔκ ἐστι Σαπφοῦς τοῦτο τὸ ᾆσμα. Variants of Sappho’s songs in Athenaeus’ Deipnosophistae’ in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 136 (2016) 59-72.

‘The Priming Act in Homeric Epic’ in Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science, ed. M. Antović and C. Pagán Cánovas (Berlin: De Gruyter 2016) 148-167