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Baukje van den Berg (PhD 2016, University of Amsterdam) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Medieval Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna), where she is part of the project ‘Byzantine Poetry in the “Long” Twelfth Century (1081–1204)’. Her main research interests are Byzantine (classical) scholarship, Byzantine education, and the reception of ancient literature in Byzantium. She has published several articles on the Homeric scholarship of Eustathios of Thessalonike and is currently working on John Tzetzes’ didactic poetry.

Elsa Bouchard is Associate Professor of Ancient Greek at Université de Montréal. She is the author of Du Lycée au Musée: Théorie poétique et critique littéraire à l’ époque hellénistique (Paris 2016) and of several articles on the ancient reception of Greek poets.

Will Desmond holds a joint PhD in classics and philosophy from Yale University. He is currently a Lecturer in Ancient Classics at Maynooth University, Ireland, where he teaches mainly Greek literature and philosophy. His research interests center on intellectual history, particularly in the Greek classical period and certain modern receptions of antiquity; recurrent themes include virtue ethics, political philosophy, historiography, and metaphysics. His publications include The Greek Praise of Poverty (Notre Dame 2006), Cynics (Acumen & University of California 2008), Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity (Bloomsbury 2011).

David F. Driscoll is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of California, Davis. He received his PhD in 2016 from Stanford University for his dissertation Acting the Exegete: Homeric Quotation and Interpretation in Imperial Literary Symposia, which analyzed the many uses to which Homer is put in these fictionalized evening banquets of the elite. He has also pursued interests in early Greek poetry in a digital humanities project entitled ‘Mapping Greek Lyric: Places, Travel, Geographical Imaginary’, accessible at He received his BA from Grinnell College and his MA from the University of Georgia.

Jeffrey Fish specializes in papyrology, ancient Homeric criticism, and Epicureanism. His research has largely centered around the Herculaneum Papyri, in particular Philodemus’ On the Good King According to Homer, which he is currently editing. He was a co-editor of Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans (University of Texas 2004) as well as (with Kirk Sanders) Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition (CUP 2011).

Maria Gerolemou is a postdoctoral researcher at the Classics and Philosophy Department of the University of Cyprus. Her research focuses on ancient drama, primarily through parameters such as gender and madness, on paradoxography and, most recently, on ancient science. She is the author of the book Bad Women, Mad Women: Gender und Wahnsinn in der Griechischen Tragödie (Classica Monacensia 2011) and the editor of the collective volume Recognizing Miracles in Antiquity and Beyond (De Gruyter 2018). She is now preparing a book on the notion of automatic theatre in classical antiquity (Automatic Theatre in Ancient Greek Drama: Distinguishing Technology and Humanity, Bloomsbury 2020) and works on two collective volumes dealing with the scientific traditions of the ancient Greco-Roman world.

Irene J.F. de Jong studied classics at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2000 she holds the chair of Ancient Greek at the same university. She has published extensively on Homer, Herodotus, archaic lyric, Euripides, and ancient narrative in general. Recent publications include Homer Iliad Book XXII (CUP 2012), Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide (OUP 2014), and (as editor) Space in Ancient Greek Literature (Brill 2012). She is currently working on a narratological commentary on Herodotus’ Histories.

Casper C. de Jonge is Lecturer in Ancient Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University. His research focuses on ancient Greek rhetoric and literary criticism, the history of scholarship, and Greek intellectuals in Rome. He received grants from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) for projects on ‘The Sublime in Context’ (2010–2013) and ‘Greek Criticism and Latin Literature’ (2014–2019). In 2008 he published Between Grammar and Rhetoric. Dionysius of Halicarnassus on Language, Linguistics and Literature (Brill). He also published many articles on literary criticism and a Dutch translation of Aristotle’s Poetics (with Piet Gerbrandy, Groningen 2017).

Jacqueline Klooster (PhD 2009, University of Amsterdam) is Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. She has published widely on Greek literature, with a focus on Hellenistic Poetry. Publications include Poetry as Window and Mirror. Positioning the Poet in Hellenistic Poetry (Brill 2011), Klassieke Literatuur (AUP 2017), and as editor The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literature, Ancient and Modern (with Jo Heirman, Academia Press 2013).

Patrick G. Lake is the Isaac Thomas Chair of Classics at The Hill School. He earned his PhD in Classical Philology from Fordham University. He has authored a Greek textbook series, A Course in Attic Greek, as well as a forthcoming classics anthology entitled, Classical Humanities: A Survey of the Literature, Art, and Culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Laura McKenzie recently completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded doctorate within Durham University’s Department of English Studies, where her research focused on the relationship between traumatic experience and classical translation in the work of Robert Graves and Ted Hughes. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including an AHRC International Placement Scheme Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas, and a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Filippomaria Pontani is Associate Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Venice ‘Ca’ Foscari’. He works mainly on Greek manuscripts and is editing the ancient and medieval scholia to Homer’s Odyssey (3 volumes, Rome 2007–2015; Sguardi su Ulisse, Rome 2005). He has published extensively on Greek and Latin texts from Sappho to Petronius, on grammar, scholarship, and allegory (Eraclito, Questioni omeriche, Pisa 2005), on Byzantine scholarship (a synthesis in the 2015 Brill’s Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship), on humanistic poetry (Politian’s Liber epigrammatum Graecorum, Rome 2002; unpublished poems by Janos Laskaris and Markos Mousouros), and on modern Greek literature (e.g. Poeti greci del Novecento, with N. Crocetti, Milan 2010).

Elina Pyy is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. Her recent research focuses on Roman imperial poetry, classical reception studies, and gender studies. She published the monograph The Semiotics of Caesar Augustus (Bloomsbury 2017), as well as several articles on the construction of Roman-ness in imperial literature (most recently, Detecting Roman Ideas on Female Singleness: Virgil’s Aeneid, in S. Huebner & C. Laes (eds.), Singles and the Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World, CUP 2017; In Search of Romanitas: Literary Construction of Roman Identity in Silius Italicus’ Punica, in M. Jankovic (ed.), Reflections of Roman Imperialism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017).