Sara Panteri, Tulane University

Sara Panteri

Jones 312A


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Ph.D. in History of Ancient Science


I hold a B.A. in Classics and an M.A. in Classical Philology from the University of Bologna. I have pursued my Ph.D. studies at Humboldt University in Berlin (History of Ancient Science) and at the University of Michigan (Classical Studies).


My research interests are Ancient Greek and Roman Science, Classical Greek Philosophy, and Homeric Poetry. Inside the field of Ancient Science, my research is mainly but not exclusively focused on ancient Greek geometry, harmonic theory, and mechanics. I am interested in the interconnection between science and philosophy in the ancient world, and my book project explores this relationship in the scientific contribution of the Hellenistic polymath Eratosthenes of Cyrene (third century BCE).

Additionally, I have a project on perception, knowledge, and reasoning in the Homeric poems. I investigate how Homeric characters encounter, process, and navigate the external world, their mind, and the minds of others.