Rachele Ricceri 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.
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 late antique and 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.