Ancient Studies
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Ms Kajil Kara

​​Kara_Kajil-theatre-greek.jpg​​Junior Lecturer​

MA (Ancient Cultures), Stellenbosch University
BAHons cum laude (Classical Civilizations), University of KwaZulu-Natal
BA (Classical Civilizations and History), University of KwaZulu-Natal



Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialisation

  • Myth, society, and literature in the Greco-Roman world
  • Roman history
  • Rise of Christianity in the Greco-Roman world
  • Early Christian martyr literature
  • Use of protreptics in early Christian texts
  • Conventions of ancient autobiographical and apologetic writing​​

Current Projects

Apuleius' Apologia and its literary inheritance: a play with the tranditions of apology and autobiography 

Courses in 2023

  • Latin 178 
  • Hons. North Africa and the intellectual tradition 

Awards and Grants

  • Stellenbosch University Internations (SUI) International collaboration and mobility grant - 2023
  • ​Stellenbosch University subcommittee A, new appointee grant - 2023
  • Groningen University (RUG) Strategic Partnership Framework travel grant - 2023
  • William Robert Hartman Trust Bursary - 2018
  • Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Merit Bursary - 2017