The Petrified Muse is the blog of Peter Kruschwitz, Professor of Ancient Cultural History (Antike Kulturgeschichte) at the University of Vienna and Fellow of the Pontifical Academy for Latin (Pontificia Academia Latinitatis).
My main research interests are Roman Cultural History (with an emphasis on poetry and song as manifestations of cultural practice and expression), Roman epigraphy (with a particular focus on Latin verse inscriptions), and the culture of Roman non-elites.
I have published widely on issues of Roman song culture, Latin epigraphy, Roman drama, Latin linguistics, and Roman linguistic discourse.
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You can contact me in writing at
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Kruschwitz
Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik
or by email at peter.kruschwitz[at]univie[dot]ac[dot]at.
In my spare time I enjoy analogue photography, the results of which you can see here:
- Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed in this blog are entirely my own, not those of any of my affiliated institutions. – Images in this blog have been used in good faith and without any commercial interests. If you are the rights holder and disagree with the way in which I have used them, please contact me, and I shall withdraw them immediately.