Barbara Graziosi is Full Professor of Classics at Princeton University. Her research focuses on ancient Greek literature and the ways in which audiences and readers make it their own. Before moving to Princeton in 2018, she taught in Oxford, Reading, and Durham. A substantial part of her work explores Homeric epic, as well as Greek representations of the gods, and how they intersect with ancient and modern ideas about religion, art, literature, and the human imagination. She is the PI of a project funded by the European Research Council entitled Living Poets: A New Approach to Ancient Poetry, whose main contention is that textual and visual representations of the Greek and Roman poets tell us something crucial about their audiences and readers. The connections between ancient literature and its readers from different times and places are also important to her teaching and public engagement. She contributed to several programmes for BBC television and radio, as well as for French and Italian television and the US History Channel.