Ewa Skwara
Professor of Latin
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Curriculum Vitae

Ewa Skwara (born 1962) is Professor of Latin (Institute of Classical Philology) at the Adam-Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

The field of her research includes Roman Comedy and Roman Theatre. She is the author of the monographs devoted to Roman Comedy (2001) and to Terence (2016), Polish translations of selected Plautus’ comedies with introduction and notes (2002, 2003, 2004, 2017) and all plays by Terence (2005, 2006). For her work as a translator she was awarded the prize for the best translation of poetry (2004) by the Journal “Literatura na Świecie”. She published the first unabridged Polish translation of “Ars amatoria” by Ovid (2008, 2016), and the first Polish translation of humanist comedy „Chrysis” by Piccolomini (2017).

The monograph about Terence (“Comedy according Terence”, 2016) was awarded the Brückner prize by PAN (Polish Academy of Science, 2017), awarded quadrennially for achievements in the field of literature and philology.

She has also written extensively on translation theory as well reception of antiquity in literature and film.


M.A. (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Ph.D. (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Habilitation (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments

1998 – 2001
Chairman of the Polish Philological Society (for district of Poznań)
1999 – 2005
Deputy Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
2005 – 2012
Deputy Dean of Faculty of Polish and Classical Studies (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Awards & Honours

Scholarship awarded by Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel, Germany)
1998, 2001, 2006
Scientific Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education (Warsaw, Poland)
Scholarship awarded by Institut für Klassische Altertumskunde (Kiel, Germany)
2000, 2004, 2007, 2012
Scholarship awarded by Foundation of Lanckoroński de Brzezie (London, Great Britain)
2000, 2009
Scholarship awarded by Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein (Wien, Austria)
2003, 2015
Academic Grant awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science (Warsaw, Poland)
Literary Prize awarded by the Journal “Literatura na Świecie” for the best translation of poetry.
Brückner prize awarded by PAN (Polish Academy of Science, 2017) for achievements in the field of literature and philology.

Membership In Professional Associations

Since 1986
Polish Philological Society (1998 - 2001 – Chairman for the district of Poznań)
Since 2010
Poznań Society of the Friends of Sciences (Poznań, Poland)
Since 2011
Committee on Ancient Culture of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw / Poland