Ineke Sluiter, CHS 1994-95

Ineke Sluiter
Current Title:
Professor of Greek
Leiden University
M.A. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 1984
Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 1990
‘Communicating Cynicism: Diogenes’ Gangsta Rap’, in: Dorothea Frede & Brad Inwood (eds.), Language and Learning. Philosophy of Language in the Hellenistic Age. Cambridge 2005, 139-163.

(ed.)(with Ralph Rosen) Free Speech in Classical Antiquity. Leiden: Brill 2004

(ed.) (with Ralph Rosen) Andreia. Studies in Manliness and Courage in Classical Antiquity. Leiden: Brill 2003.

‘The Rhetoric of Scepticism: Sextus against the Language Specialists’, in: J. Sihvola (ed.), Ancient Scepticism and the Sceptical Tradition, Acta Philosophica Fennica 66 (2000), 93-123.
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Brief Bio

Ineke Sluiter is Professor of Greek at Leiden University, the Netherlands and Academic Director of the Dutch National Graduate School in Classics (OIKOS) (from 2000). She was a Junior Fellow at the CHS in 1994/5, spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 1996/7, was  appointed Associate Professor at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and then moved to Leiden University (from Jan. 1999). Her main theme of research is ancient ideas on language and their socio-cultural context. She is currently working on a volume studying grammatical and rhetorical texts that were essential to the development of literary theory in the Middle Ages (‘The Reading Road’, with Rita Copeland, under contract with OUP), and directs a collaborative research program on the earliest Greek linguistic ideas, leading up to Plato’s Cratylus (‘The Limits of Language’, project funded by the Dutch Research Foundation NWO).