Peter Agócs grew up in Canada and was educated in Budapest and in Great Britain. He is a lecturer at University College London, teaching classical languages and culture. He works mainly on the poetics of archaic and classical Greek song, and on mythical narratives as a form of cultural memory in the fifth century BC. He has published on Pindar and Bacchylides, tragedy, epic, and ideas of memory and textuality in early Greek culture, has edited (with his collaborators Richard Rawles and Chris Carey) two conference volumes on epinician poetry, and (with Lucia Prauscello) is currently putting together a third one on Simonides. At the CHS, he’ll be preparing his book on the ethnography of early Greek song for publication.