Marianna Thoma (born 1984, Greece) studied Classics and Papyrology at the University of Athens and the University of Vienna (BA Athens 2006, MA Athens 2013 ‘Distinction’; PhD, Athens/Vienna 2017 ‘Distinction’, supervisor: Prof. A. Papathomas). Her doctoral thesis about women’s status in Roman Egypt was published as a monograph on 2018 (“The Women’s Participation in the Economy of Roman Egypt: Public and Private Papyrus Documents from the Time of August to the Fourth Century CE”). As a second BA, she has studied Law and the History of Law at the Law School of the University of Athens (BA Athens 2016). Dr Thoma has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vienna and the Papyrus Department of Austrian National Library (Ernst Mach scholarship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy) under the supervision of Prof. Bernhard Palme. She has also pursued research as a research fellow at the Hardt Foundation in Geneva and the Center of Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies of Ohio State University (Sterling and Elizabeth Dow Short-term Fellowship). From February 2018 to September 2020, she was a Visiting Lecturer of Ancient Greek Literature and Papyrology in the Department of Philology (Classics) of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. During the academic year 2019-2020 she was also a research associate in the Academy of Athens (Research Center for Greek and Latin Literature. Program: “Bibliographic Representation of the Greek Academic Research Production for L’Année Philologique”). Her main areas of interest lie in the literary culture of late antiquity, social and economic history of Roman world, women’s status, family relations and the evolution of legal institutions in the Greco-Roman world.