Heikki Solin#

Born 12 September 1938 in Helsinki
Spent the childhood (until 1948) in the little parish of Särkisalo in the archipelago of Turku
Matriculated from the Normal Lyceum of Helsinki 1956
MA, University of Helsinki 1963
PhD, University of Helsinki 1971
Reserve second lieutenant 1965

  • Teacher of Greek and Latin at the Normal Lyceum of Helsinki 1957-1959
  • Teacher with various posts at the University of Helsinki and at the Åbo Akademi University 1965-1985
  • Professor of Latin at the University of Helsinki 1985-2003
  • Visiting Professor:
    • Hamburg 1990
    • Oxford 1994 (British Academy Visiting Professor)
  • Docent of Classical Philology at the University of Helsinki 1971-1985
  • Docent of Classical Philology at the University of Turku 1972-2003
  • Director of the Finnish Institute in Rome 1976-1979
  • President of the Classical Association of Finland 1991-2000

Memberships and Awards
  • Greek and Roman Onomastics
  • Greek and Latin inscriptions
  • Latin language
  • Social history and demography of the Roman Empire
  • Judaism in the Graeco-Roman World
  • Ancient Medicine
  • Classical Tradition

Member of the editorial committee of the following scholarly periodicals:

Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae (Editor-in-chief); Arctos (editor-in-chief); Hippokrates, Annales Societatis Historiae Medicinae Fennicae (Helsinki); Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae (Budapest); Année philologique (Paris); Orbis Terrarum. Internationale Zeitschrift für historische Geographie der Alten Welt (Stuttgart); Philologus (Berlin); Puteoli (Naples), Rivista di cultura classica e medievale (Rome); Revue des études militaires anciennes (Paris)

Permanent collaborator of the following scholarly projects:

Année épigraphique (Paris), Corpus inscriptionum Latinarum (Berlin), Prosopografia Ciceroniana (Rome), Thesaurus linguae Latinae (Munich); Chairman of the Commission "Onomasticon Latinum"

Lectured at several universities and research institutes in following countries (congresses are not considered):

Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, USA

  • Organized an international conference of Latin epigraphy in Helsinki 1991
  • Organized at the Annual Meeting of the Academia Europaea in Parma 1994 a Symposium on Classical Tradition
  • Organized at the Annual meeting of the Academia Europaea in Basel in October 1998 a symposium on "Health and Healing in Classical Antiquity"
  • President of a conference held at Ferentino in Italy to commemorate the 100 years of the death of Alfonso Giorgi in 1989
  • Organized several seminars in Finland and acted as leader of research teams
  • Participated from 1967 in dozens of scientific congresses
  • Organized in August 2000 in Helsinki the Sixth International Congress on Vulgar and Late Latin
  • Organized in September 2004 in Helsinki the 16th Annual Meeting of the Academia Europaea: "Europe in Change"
  • Has supervised (and is still supervising) circa 20 doctoral dissertations and dozens of
  • MA-theses at the University of Helsinki, a few abroad

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