Carmen Soares is Full Professor of Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, and the Scientific Coordinator of Center for Classical and Humanistic Studies of the same university, and RI of the project DIAITA Heritage: Food, Environment and Well-being. Teaching activities, research interests and publications include classics, ancient Greek history and food history. She is the author of several books and papers and the translator into Portuguese of Herodotus’ Histories (books V and VIII), Euripides (Cyclops), Plato (Statesman), Plutarch (On Affection for Offspring) and Archestratus (Life of Pleasures). Highlight to the publication with Thomas Figueira, Ethnicity and Identity in Herodotus (Routledge, 2020).
Maria Margarida Lopes de Miranda is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, and the Vice-Scientific Coordinator of Center for Classical and Humanistic Studies of the same university. Research and teaching activities focused on Latin, classical culture, and neo-Latin studies, namely on Renaissance Humanism and the 16th century, Jesuit humanism and its neo-Latin written sources. Member of several scientific associations with a regular participation in international scientific meetings and dozens of talks (in Portugal, Brazil, Italy, Germany, England, EUA, Japan). Coordinator of the inter-university project to edit and translate the Curso Aristotélico Jesuíta Conimbricense. Among her publications is Miguel Venegas and the Earliest Jesuit Theater (Brill, 2019).
Delfim Ferreira Leão is Full Professor of Classical Studies at the at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, and a researcher at the Center for Classical and Humanistic Studies. His main areas of interest are ancient history, law and political theory of the Greeks, theatrical pragmatics, and the ancient novel. He also has a strong interest in digital humanities. Among his main recent works are
D. F. Leão & L. R. Lanzillotta (eds.), A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic (Leiden, Brill, 2019) and D. F. Leão & O. Guerrier (eds.), Figures de sages, figures de philosophes dans l'oeuvre de Plutarque (Coimbra, IUC, 2019). Along with Lautaro R. Lanzillotta, he is the editor of Brill’s Plutarch Studies.
Douglas Cairns has held the Chair of Classics in the University of Edinburgh since 2004, and was elected to Membership of Academia Europaea in 2013, to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2018, and to a Fellowship of the British Academy in the same year. He served as Editor, Journal of Hellenic Studies (2016–20) and is currently Chair of the Classical Association UK (2020–25). His main focus are on ancient Greek society, ethics, and literature, especially the emotions. Recent collaborative research projects include ‘A History of Distributed Cognition’ (2014–17, Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK); ‘Emotions through Time: From Antiquity to Byzantium’ (2016–18, Leverhulme Trust);