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Michael studied Classics and Modern History at Oxford and Cambridge and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Freie Universität, Berlin, the Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton, and EHESS. His research interests lie in the history of classical scholarship and especially in the history of the study of Greek religion in Europe and North America as well as in the history of comparisons between ancient Greece and China.

Michael is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens:

In 2022/23 he organized a series of lectures on Greek mythology:

From January to July 2024 Michael is organizing a series of lectures on the history of classical scholarship in different countries after WWII. 

He is also working on the correspondence of the Swedish student of Greek religion, Martin P. Nilsson with J.G. Frazer, E.R. Dodds, A.D. Nock and other prominent classical scholars in the context of a project of the Swedish Institute at Athens.

''Nulla dies sine linea''

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