Melina Tamiolaki is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Department of Philology of the University of Crete and Collaborating Faculty Member at IMS/FORTH. She holds a PhD from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (2007). Her monograph, Liberté et esclavage chez les historiens grecs classiques (Paris, Presses Universitaires Paris-Sorbonne, 2010) won the Zappas Award of the Association des Etudes Grecques in 2011. Besides numerous articles, she has also edited and co-edited the following collective volumes: (with Antonis Tsakmakis) Thucydides Between History and Literature (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter 2013), Comic Wreath. New Trends in the Study of Ancient Greek Comedy (Rethymnon 2014, Editions of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Crete-in modern Greek), Methodological Perspectives in Classical Studies. Old Problems and New Challenges (Heraklion 2017, Crete University Press-in modern Greek), (with A. Kampakoglou, A. Novokhatko et alii), Gaze, Vision, and Visuality in Ancient Greek Literature (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2018), (with Nikos Miltsios), Polybius and his Legacy (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2018), Xenophon and Isocrates. Political Affinities and Literary Interactions (Thematic Issue of the Journal Trends in Classics, 2018), and (with Tim Rood), Xenophon's Anabasis and its Legacy (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter 2022). She is the Principal Investigator of the projects LACRIMALit ( funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2022-2025) and TALOS-Artificial Intelligence for Humanities and Social Sciences (, funded by the European Union (2023-2028).