Rachele Ricceri (born in 1985) completed her BA (2006) and MA (2009) studies in Classics at the University of Catania, Italy. In 2010 she obtained the Diploma in Greek Paleography at the Vatican School of Paleography. In 2013 she completed a joint PhD in Classical Philology at Ghent University and at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, with a doctoral thesis on Gregory of Nazianzus’ poetry (critical edition of Poem 2.1.50, to be published in the series Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, Peeters).
Since 2013, she is part of the team of the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams, of which she is currently the content manager. In 2018 she has started working as a postdoctoral researcher within a research project concerning the reception of the Psalms in Byzantine poetry (funded by the Flemish Research Council and the Austrian Research Council), in the context of a collaboration between Ghent University, KU Leuven and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2019 she was a summer fellow at Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University).
Her research interests include textual criticism and Greek palaeography, with special interest in Byzantine poetry, the reception of the Psalms in Byzantium, the interaction between texts and paratexts on the manuscript page, and the transmission of Byzantine metrical paratexts.
She has co-organized two international conferences to be held in Ghent in 2020, cancelled due to the COVID pandemic: Biblical Poetry: The Legacy of the Psalms in Late Antiquity and Byzantium (23-24 April 2020) and GROWING CORPORA. Byzantine Book Epigrams and Online Text Collections (24-25 June 2020).
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