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mw. prof. dr. C.H.M. (Caroline) Kroon

Latijnse taal- en letterkunde
  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Griekse en Latijnse talen en culturen
  • Bezoekadres
    Kloveniersburgwal 48  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: F1.08D
  • Postadres:
    Kloveniersburgwal  48
    1012 CX  Amsterdam
    T: 0205255928

Caroline Kroon is professor of Latin at the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology and currently also director of the College of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. She studied Classics and General Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam, where she received her doctor’s degree in 1995. In 1993 she was appointed assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she obtained a full professorship in 1999. In 2013 she was appointed full professor at the University of Amsterdam.


Kroon’s research concerns Classical Latin literature and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach crossing the border between linguistics and literary studies. She has published on all kinds of discourse linguistic phenomena, including Latin particles, tense, and anaphoric reference. A recurring theme in her research is the application of insights from discourse linguistics and pragmatics to the literary analysis of Latin texts. Currently she is editing a volume on Textual Strategies in Ancient War Narrative, in collaboration with Irene de Jong and Lidewij van Gils.

Caroline Kroon received the Study Prize of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation for her dissertation in 1995, and the Keetje Hodshon prize (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities) for her publications on Latin and general linguistics in 1997. In 1999 she was awarded a Van der Leeuw Professorship (NWO, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). In 2012 she was appointed a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.

Kroon is a member of the editorial Board of Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology (Leiden, Brill), of the Advisory Board of Mnemosyne (international journal of Classical Studies), and of the International Advisory Board of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften).

Administrative duties

Caroline Kroon is currently director of the College of Humanities and a member of the Faculty of Humanities’ Executive Committee Board. Prior to this she was, amongst others, vice dean and dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, chair of the department of Classics and Ancient Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and chair of the National Research School for Classical Studies in the Netherlands, OIKOS.  


  • Kroon, C. (2014). Causality, coherence and Latin 'connectives': a discourse pragmatic approach. In A. Morel-Alizon, & J-F. Thomas (Eds.), La Causalité en Latin. (pp. 67-85). Paris: Association Kubaba/Centre Alfred Ernout/L'Harmattan. [details]


  • Kroon, C. (2015). Miscommunications on the Via Sacra: A discourse structural analysis of Horace Satires 1.9. In P. Anreiter, E. Mairhofer, & C. Posch (Eds.), Argumenta: Festschrift für Manfred Kienpointner zum 60. Geburtstag. (pp. 215-232). Wien: Praesens-Verlag. [details] [PDF]


  • Kroon, C. (Author). (2014). Feit of fictie? De Vesuvius-brieven van Plinius als historische bron. Amsterdam: VU University. [details] [PDF]


  • Kroon, C., de Melo, W., Mens, A., & Hillewaere, M. (2014). Pegasus Grammatica. Kalmthout: Pelckmans. [details]
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    Hoogleraar Latijnse Taal- en Letterkunden, onderzoek

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