Alessandro Buccheri works on archaic and classical Greek poetry and on ancient botany, in dialogue with anthropology and social sciences. His research foci are: (1) the workings of metaphor in different kinds of textual compositions and intellectual milieus, as well as in its role as a conceptual mechanism shaping cultures at large; (2) nature, the vegetal kingdom, and its place in the cultural and material environment of ancient societies. Alessandro was trained in Classical Philology and in Historical Anthropology at the University of Siena and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (PhD 2017). He is currently revising his dissertation for publication under the title “Penser les hommes à travers les plantes. Métaphores botaniques dans la poésie grecque d’Homère aux tragiques” (Thinking Men Through Plants. Botanical Metaphors in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry). Alessandro has been a post-doctoral fellow of the excellence cluster HASTEC (History and Anthropology of Knowledge, Technologies, and Beliefs) in Paris (2018/19), and a guest researcher at the ERC-funded project “Mapping Ancient Polytheisms” at the University of Toulouse (fall semester 2019). While at CHS, he will explore how botanical knowledge might have circulated from archaic and classical poetical traditions to the botanical writings of Theophrastus.