Songs and Stones: Postclassical Greek Chorus


ACLS Fellowship Program



Named Award

ACLS Barrington Foundation Centennial Fellow named award


This book project rewrites the history of ancient literature by bringing to light ritual choral poetry preserved in the extant epigraphic material. Thanks to its unorthodox approach in interpreting stone inscriptions through the lens of ritual performance it shows how ancient Greeks thought with and acted through chorality in the Hellenistic and Roman periods; it demonstrates that choral rituals contributed to the creation of sacred and therapeutic landscapes, dialogues between diverse ethnic and religious traditions, and to forging of complex political relations.