Irene Salvo was born in 1982 in Palermo (Italy). She studied Classics, graduating cum laude in 2005 from the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), with a thesis in Anthropology of the Ancient World. She continued her studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore working on a PhD in Ancient History. She is currently completing her PhD thesis, Unclean hands: ritual practice and social thought in case of homicide from Homer to the Hellenistic period, a diachronic history of homicide and of rites of purification linked to its pollution in light of literary and epigraphic evidence. Her main research interests lie in social and cultural history of ancient Greece, with a focus on religion, law, social values, epigraphy, and historiography. In the Emotions Project she is a graduate research assistant, primarily working on the analysis of epigraphic sources.
‘Textual Notes on the Chian Decree SEG XXX 1073’, ZPE 172, 2010, 70-74.