Roberta Dainotto

  • Pre-doctoral Fellow in Hellenic Studies 2021–22
    • PhD Candidate in Classics, University of Crete

Research topic during fellowship: The concept of self and otherness in ancient Greek courts.

Roberta Dainotto is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics at the University of Crete. She has earned BA and MA degrees in Classics at the University of Catania (Italy). Then, she moved to Crete, where she has enrolled as a PhD student. Throughout her doctorate, she spent two semesters abroad, respectively at the University of Edinburgh and Reading, to improve her studies. Her research focuses on ancient Greek rhetoric and she is writing a thesis on forensic narrative in the Athenian Courts. Her main interests consist in the analysis of the dicastic speeches’ argumentative sections, evaluating the ways in which storytelling contributed to the shaping of each case, with particular reference to issues of identity, perception of the self, and relations with others. She has been awarded several fellowships among which from the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (ELIDEK) and from the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). She has participated in international conferences sharing the results of her studies and her first papers have been submitted for publication.