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Faculty Fellow

Carolina López-Ruiz

Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Mythologies in the Divinity School, the Department of Classics and the College University of Chicago


Carolina López-Ruiz specializes in Greek and Near Eastern mythology and religion, and also on the Phoenician-Punic world. Her books include When the Gods Were Born: Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East (2010), Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: A Sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Myths in Translation (2018, 2nd ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean (2019, co-edited with B.R. Doak), and, most recently, Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean (2021), which has won book awards from the American Schools of Overseas Research and from the Mediterranean Seminar. Her books have been translated into Turkish and Spanish.


Textual Amulets of the Mediterranean World: 1000 BCE-1000 CE

2023 – 2024