Zacharoula Petraki studied Classics at the universities of Crete (BA) and Birmingham (MA, PhD). She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philology at the University of Crete. She is the author of the book¬†The Poetics of Philosophical Language: Plato, Poets and Presocratics in the Republic¬†(De Gruyter, 2011) and of several articles on Plato’s relation to poetry and on his reception of the arts of his time.