Christina Hoenig

  • Associate Professor in Classics

I am a native German, spent twelve years in the United Kingdom and came to the U.S. in 2013 to work for Pitt.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. in Classics, Cambridge University, UK
  • MPhil in Hebrew Studies, Cambridge University, UK

Representative Publications

  • ‘Εἰκὼς λόγος. Plato in Translation(s).’, Methodos. Savoirs et Textes 13: Interpréter en Contexte (2013). Villeneuve d'Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion.
  • ‘Calcidius and the Creation of the Universe’, Rhizomata 2/1 (2014). De Gruyter.
  • ‘Calcidius’, in Tarrant, H., Baltzly, D. et al. (eds.), A Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. Leiden: Brill, 2018
  • Plato’s Timaeus in the Latin Tradition. (monograph). The Cambridge Classical Series, Cambridge University Press, 2018
  • ‘Augustine and the Prophecy of Plato, Tim. 29c3' in Pavlos, P., Janby, L.F., Tollefsen T.T., Emilsson, E. (eds.), Platonism and Christian Thought. Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity. Routledge, 2019.

  • Forthcoming (2019): 'Apuleius' Platonism', Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press.

  • Forthcoming (December 2019): ‘Notes on the Etymologies in Plato’s Cratylus’, Classical Quarterly.

  • Forthcoming (tbc): 'Calcidius' Philosophical Method', Ancient Philosophy.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the Roman and Greek philosophical writers from the 1st century BC to Late Antiquity. One of my central themes of interest is the translation of Greek philosophical vocabulary into Latin. In the past, I have also worked on Hebrew-Latin biblical translation. The larger part of my current research concentrates on the Latin Platonic tradition, especially on topics in natural philosophy, but I am also interested in the Greek commentators on Plato and Aristotle.