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

Current Projects

  • PhD Thesis: A closer look at Apuleius' Apologia in light of the second sophistic movement and the conventions of apologetic genre​

Courses in 2022

  • Latin 178 
  • ​AC 144 (Introduction to the Ancient Roman world) Pompeii
  • AC 251/ 352 Roman women
  • Hons. North Africa and the intellectual tradition 


  • William Robert Hartman Trust Bursary - 2018

  • Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Merit Bursary - 2017