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I am an Assistent Professor of Greek and Latin Education (Vakdidactiek GTC en LTC) at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Currently I work in the project 'Meesterschap in de Vakdidactiek Geesteswetenschappen', an initiative of several Dutch universities to stimulate research focusing on learning and instruction in the humanities. 


My research specialisms are Latin Linguistics and Narratology and Learning and Instruction of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and cultures. I am especially interested in how (Latin) narrators use linguistic and narratological means to present their narratives, and how readers, including learners, use these means to come to text comprehension.

PhD students

  • D. (David) Stienaers MA, 
    Subject:Report in Latin War Narrative
    Vrije Universiteit, FGW
  • C. (Kokkie) van Oeveren, DUDOC-Alfa
    Promotores: Caroline Kroon and Jos Beishuizen
    Subject: Integrating language and culture in the teaching of Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures in secondary education.
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, FGW and FGB
  • S. (Suzanne) Luger, DUDOC-Alfa
    Promotores: Caroline Kroon and Gert Rijlaarsdam
    Subject: Teaching translation skills to learners of Latin in secondary education.
    University of Amsterdam, FGW and RICDE, RTLE

  • C. (Chelsea) O'Brien, NWO lerarenbeurs
    Promotor: Gert Rijlaarsdam
    Subject: Metacognitive skills of higly intelligent learners of Latin.
    University of Amsterdam, RICDE, RTLE


Subjects on which I teach and have thaught are, for instance, Latin Linguistics, Vergil, Livy and Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and cultures. 
In addition to teaching within the Bachelor and Master programmes of the Amsterdam Centre of Ancient Studies and Archeology, I coordinate and teach post-graduate courses for teachers of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and cultures.

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narrative Social Sciences
Aeneid Arts & Humanities
discourse Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
secondary education Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
Virgil Arts & Humanities
contact Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2019

ITHAKA gaf je de reis: Op weg naar reflectie op het eigene en het vreemde in het literatuuronderwijs klassieke talen

van Oeveren, C. D. P., 2019, 382 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Adema, S. M. (ed.) & Flinterman, J. J. (ed.), Sep 2019, Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren. 156 p. (Lampas, Tijdschrift voor classici; vol. 52, no. 3)

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

Van de gastredactie

Adema, S. M. & Flinterman, J. J., Sep 2019, Res Gestae Divi Augusti. Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, p. 233-238 6 p. (Lampas. Tijdschrift voor classici; vol. 52, no. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Geef leerlingen ruimte om de Aeneis te interpreteren.

Adema, S. M., 2017, In : Lampas. 50, 1, p. 96-114

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Latin Language
School Curriculum

Griekse taal en cultuur en Latijnse taal en cultuur in de lerarenopleiding

Adema, S. M., 2017, Kennisbasis Lerarenopleiders. Katern 3: Inhoud en vakdidactiek op de lerarenopleidingen. Geerdink, G. & Pauw, I. (eds.). Eindhoven, p. 249-256

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Activities 2001 2012

  • 23 Lecture / Presentation

Tekstanalyse in de Bovenbouw

S.M. Adema (Speaker)
14 May 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

I spy with my little eye … , Teichoskopia in Statius Thebais 7.226-373

S.M. Adema (Speaker)
22 Jan 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Twee zielen, twee gedachten, één speech

S.M. Adema (Speaker)
2 Dec 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Upper world Time in Underworld Space

S.M. Adema (Speaker)
27 May 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Referential Choice in Represented Speech and Thought in Caesar’s De Bello Gallico

S.M. Adema (Speaker)
9 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic