My passion for ancient literature started with Catullus and Aristophanes, whom I first read a few years before going up to university. This turned out to be more than calf love, so I decided to read Classics at Oxford. Although I hope in the long run to give attention both to Greek and Latin, my present focus is primarily on Greek literature of the classical period, especially Attic drama. I am especially interested in how literature reflects contemporary concerns, and in philosophical and aesthetic reflections in literature; for example, I wish to explore the interrelationship between rhetoric and drama, and dramatic representation of subjectivity and selfhood. I am just as keen on close reading, or, simply put, literary criticism that does not point beyond literature towards something else.