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“Where the technical explanation of cause and effect replaces the mythical imagination, man loses his primitive fears. But we should be loth to decide whether this emancipation from the mythological view really helps mankind to find a fitting answer to the problems of existence”

- Aby Warburg -

Academic Publications 



2021. The light of truth, the wage of rightness, the remedy of excellence. On some inherited collocations of Gk. ἀρετή, Vedic r̥tá‑, Avestan aṣ̌a‑.Proceedings of the IG/SÉIE/SIES Arbeitstagug, Ljubljana, June 4–7, 2019, 467–80. Eds. Harald Bichlmeier Velizar Sadovski. Hamburg: Baar-Verlag.

2021. Ἀργεϊφόντης ... πῦρ ἀμαρύσσων. A Poetic Etymology? QUCC 128/2, 11–27.

2021. Hermes and Hestia Revisited. Hermes ἀκάκητα and the funerary fire. Proceedings of “ 31st Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (Los Angeles, November 7-8, 2019). Eds. Stephanie W. Jamison, and Brent Vine, 197–213. Bremen: Hempen Verlag

2020. Chatter and Laugh: Latin garriō ‘chatter’, TA kary-, TB kery- ‘laugh’, Old Irish gáire ‘laughter’ and PIE *ĝar- ‘to utter a loud sound.' TIES 20.125–39.

2020. Once upon a time a *Sleeping Beauty…Indo-European Parallels to Sole, Luna e Talia (Giambattista Basile Pentamerone 5.5). AION 9.89–113.

2020. Gr. ἀρτιεπής, ved. ̥rtvíya- vā́k-, jav. raϑβiia- vacah-.IF 125/1, 1–20.

2019. Phraseologie und indogermanische Dichtersprache in der Sprache der griechischen Chorlyrik. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Cologne. Published online as a curated book by Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies:

2019. The phraseological story of Greek πολισσόε (Homeric Hymn 8.2). IncLing. 42, 137–54.

2019. Antimachus’s Enigma: On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish. JIES 47 1/2, 223–40.

2018/2019. Mr. Hand:‘ On Gk. Χείρων, Hitt. kiššeraš dUTU-uš and Rudrá- ‘of healing hand’. MSS 72/1, 97–120.

2018. Another avatar for Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L). Proceedings 29th UCLA. Eds. David M. Goldstein, Stephanie W. Jamison, and Brent Vine, 147–62. Bremen: Hempen.

2017/2018. Pindar and Aeschylus’ Atharvaveda. MSS 71/1, 31–50.

2017. Gr. Ὀρφεύς, ved. R̥bhú- und heth. ḫarp(p)mi.” Miscellanea indogermanica. Festschrift García Ramón. Eds. Daniel Kölligan and Ivo Hajnal, 457–70. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck Bereich Sprachwissenschaft

2016. The belly of an Indo-European: Some Greek and Iranian cognates of PIE *merĝ- ‘to divide, cut.' Proceedings 27th UCLA. Eds. David M. Goldstein, Stephanie W. Jamison, and Brent Vine, 115–29. Bremen: Hempen.

2016. Le ali del sole: una kenning artistica in Aesch. Suppl. 212–213. AION 5, 91–106.

2016. Two Lovely Names: on Κύπρις and Ἶρις. MSS 70/1, 41–60.

2014. Due epiteti pindarici di Zeus: ἐλασιβρόντας (fr. 144), ἐλατὴρ βροντᾶς (Ol. 4, 1). AevAnt. 14, 119–30

2013/2014. Gr. ἀρετή, ved. ̥rtá-, av. ašạ‑ e l’eccellenza come ordine aggiustato. MSS 67/2, 123–48. 

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