Maria Nasioula (PhD Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) is a Classical Archaeologist and, currently, a research collaborator of the Center for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki. As a field archaeologist, working for the Hellenic Ministry of Culture since 2000, she has taken part in excavations all over Macedonia (Dion, Vergina, Agios Athanasios-Macedonian Tomb, Thessaloniki, Kilkis-Polykastro, Philippoi-Ancient Theatre, Thasos-Limenaria), while she has engaged in several research projects. Her research interests expand on the archaeology, history and epigraphy of ancient Macedonia, with a particular emphasis on the relationship of Macedonians with γράμματα, including the role of the ancient scholarship and the libraries. While at CHS, she will pursue further research on grammatika vases, a group of Hellenistic relief vases with inscribed narrative scenes, focusing on the relationship between the inscriptions on these vases and the texts on surviving literary sources, in order to investigate the literary character of their decoration and the information it provides about Greek literature and its reception in the last two Hellenistic centuries. Her immediate plan and actual aim is to publish a monograph, as well as to establish an advanced digital database on the inscriptions of grammatika vases.