Gabriele Ziethen’s research is focused to interdisciplinary studies in field of cultural history from point of ancient history taking into consideration methods andsubjects from archaeological key-topics (history of city development). Several publications were the result of study in Greco-Roman epigraphy or interdisciplinary epigraphic research as it was done by German Africa researcher Heinrich Barth in mid of 19th century (see: Essays); also joint research in context of epigraphic influence in poetry should be mentioned as it was published and displayed 2014 in Saint Petersburg by Prof. Dr. Efim A. Rezvan’s project in field of Russian literature adaption in connection with Res Gestae of Roman Emperor Augustus ( now hosted under, published in "Geographia Poetica" (>books) and with commentaries on creative art projects (s. essay: Terpsichore_2015).


Special research deals with history of ancient diplomacy, trade and merchandising. Following the topics in connection of several places of her academic teaching she is also involved into several projects in joint research on history of German-Russian academic relations as well as in German-Egyptian academic collaboration in field of German language and literary and historic studies. Depending from necessary fruitful intercultural and interreligious dialogue she also has published essays about subjects of intercultural communication.

In progress [since 2021]
Based on Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Biesterfeld's (Kiel) early studies in Platon's Politeia {Der Platonische Mythos des Er, Diss. Münster/Westf. 1969}, G. Ziethen performed in 2015 a recitation of  special chapters of Platon's text (see: recitations & addresses) combined with balanced perspectives on its meaning for the philosophy of enlightenment (see: Forum and essays/reviews). Finally this caused in 2015 an enlarged contemplation concerning W. Biesterfeld's recent publications and literary studies in that field (cf.; this research is still in progress after a joined book project published in 2018 under the title Geographia Poetica (see: books) and after that by preparing a comparing study focused to written sources and cinematographic excamples. Research status still open.



 Photo © GZiethen, Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2014