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Maarit Kaimio

Maarit Kaimio (née Vuorenjuuri)
Born April 19, 1941, Helsinki.

Master of Arts (Roman Literature), 1965, Licentiate of Philosophy, 1968, and Doctor of Philosophy, (Greek Literature) 1970, University of Helsinki.

Professor of Greek Language and Literature, 1976–2004, University of Helsinki
Vice-Dean, 1992–1994, 1995–1997, 2001–2003, University of Helsinki
Assistant, Classical Philology, 1965–1968, University of Turku
Assistant, Greek Literature, 1968–1973, University of Helsinki
Docent, Greek Literature, 1972–1975, University of Helsinki
Junior Researcher, State Committee for the Humanities, 1973–1975

Publications, research projects and other academic activities
Research interests: Ancient Greek dramatic literature and theatre, the Greek novel, Greek papyrus documents

Written by Maarit Kaimio and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by John Calton

My dreams

During my long career at the University I have been happy to notice how Classical Studies in Finland has flourished: the number of researchers is on the rise, the subject matter has become more diversified and we have gained a strong reputation internationally. My dream is that this development continues and keeps enriching Finnish culture. Without the legacy of Antiquity we would not be what we now are, and without this knowledge and the research the knowledge requires we could not fulfil our duties in Europe or in the international community.


Translated by John Calton

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