Saskia Peels

Saskia Peels

Saskia Peels is a classicist and linguist, currently employed as Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). Her publications relate mostly to the field of Ancient Greek religion, which she studies by using linguistic approaches and methodologies. Currently she is working on a project on ancient Greek polytheism, supported by a scholarship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Her doctoral dissertation (University of Utrecht) was an exploration of the semantics of the religious value term hosios ‘pious, just in the eyes of the god’, especially in the context of the Athenian democracy. During a three-year postdoctoral position, she worked in Liège on the CGRN. Previously, she studied, worked and taught Greek also at the University of Leiden.