I am a research assistant at the Classics department of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, currently working on my PhD project which deals with the aesthetics and poetics of late Greek epic poetry. Other academic interests of mine include aesthetic theory in antiquity and performance studies in Greek tragedy. My studies on antique literature and culture have always been shaped by my broader interest in literary/cultural theory and modern literature. I am constantly looking for ways to bring ancient literature into dialogue with those fields. Thus, my contributions to this blog may touch upon this connection, but will also deal with urban life and art in general.