Chiara Ferella (PhD University of Pisa) studied Greek and Latin at the Universities of L’Aquila (Italy), Cambridge, Munich and Pisa. She was a postdoctoral Fellow at the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy. She has been a postdoctoral Fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi in Berlin and a visiting lecturer of Greek Philology at the Free University of Berlin. Her research interests focus above all on early Greek philosophy, ancient Greek literature and religion. She has published especially on pre-Socratics, Orphisms and on metaphor use in early Greek philosophical discourse. While at CHS, she investigated the religious and philosophical relevance of the Pythagorean symbola.