Raffaella Cribiore is Professor of Classics at NYU. She is a specialist in education in the Greek and Roman worlds, papyrology, and ancient rhetoric. She has written three books on ancient education: Writing, Teachers and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt (Atlanta 1996); Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt (Princeton 2001), which won the prestigious Goodwin Award of the American Philological Association in 2004; and The School of Libanius in Late Antique Antioch (Princeton 2007). She also coauthored with R.S. Bagnall the book Women’s Letters in Ancient Egypt: 300 BC-AD 800 (Ann Arbor 2006). In 2010, she delivered the prestigious Townsend Lectures at Cornell, entitled Studies on Libanius: Rhetoric, Reality and Religion. From these came the book Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality and Religion in the Fourth Century, published at the end of 2013 with Cornell University Press.