Office

20a Joseph Henry House

Email

ashirazi@princeton.edu

Ava Shirazi

Lecturer in Classics and Humanistic Studies. Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow

Office

20a Joseph Henry House

Email

ashirazi@princeton.edu

Ava Shirazi works on the intersection of ancient Greek literature, philosophy, and material culture. She is writing a book called The Mirror and the Senses: Reflection and Perception in Classical Greek Thought, which examines how bronze mirrors affected discussions of the senses during the 6th to 4th centuries BCE. In addition, she is investigating literary criticism before Plato, approaches to visuality in non-canonical 4th-century BCE prose, beautification and aesthetics in Greek painting and poetry, and materiality and subjectivity in Greek tragedy.

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