Palazzo Francica Nava

Dr. Chiara Blanco

Visiting lecturer

Chiara teaches Ancient Greek language classes and reading classes in Greek and Latin literature that Exedra has organised online since Covid struck. She is one of the tutors of the 2021 Summer school “Searching for happiness; life and death in Greece and Rome” to be held at Exedra in August. 


Chiara Blanco is a Research Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature at Trinity College, Oxford, and co-founder of the International Research Network Body and Medicine in Latin Poetry ( Her main research interests lie in the intersections between ancient literature and medicine, and she has produced several articles on the subject. Her published works include​ a new interpretation of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis by reading the text side-by-side with Hippocratic treatises (‘Heracles’ itch: The first case of male uterine displacement in Greek literature’, Classical Quarterly, 2020). She is also interested in the role of the senses and emotions in Greek and Roman culture, and she is working on a monograph on the cultural poetics of touch in the ancient world.


  • BA, MA University of Siena, Durham University, PhD at Cambridge University
  • Teaching experience - Exeter College, Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Durham University
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