Agnese Grieco studied philosophy at the University of Milan and at Freie Universität in Berlin, from which she received a Doctorate in 1995. Since 1996 she has lived in Berlin as an author, essayist, playwright and theatre director. As a director, she works on Greek tragedy and contemporary dramaturgy, staging performances from Euripides, Seneca, Belbel, Vanderbeke, Wittkop and Savinio in Milan, Rome, Berlin and Stuttgart. Her publications include Die ethische Übung
(Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 1996), Wittgenstein
(Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1998) and Per amore. Fedra e Alcesti
(Milan: Il Saggiatore, 2005). She co-edited Girolamo Cardano's Somniorum Synesiorum
(Venice: Marsiglio, 1989 and 1993; with Silvia Montiglio), Hans Georg Gadamer's Dove si nasconde la salute
(Milan: Cortina, 1994; with Vittorio Lingiardi), Goethe scienziato
(Turin: Einaudi, 1998; with Giulio Giorello). She has also translated works by Thomas Bernhard, Ernst Jünger and Thomas Hilbig into Italian.