Born a Londoner, Anna Thérèse Rist read Classics and English at Newnham College, Cambridge. On marriage to John Michael Rist, she joined him in Canada, where she taught Classics at St Michael’s College, University of Toronto, later turning her attention to Hellenistic poetry, and studying for her M.Ed (Toronto). As an associate editor of the Canadian Catholic Review, she worked from Britain and also Tuscany, where acquisition of a farmhouse provided material for We Etruscans (Lutterworth 2007). She played critic to many of her husband’s books on Philosophy while herself producing The Mimiambs of Herodas (Bloomsbury 2016), and Festival and Ferial (Kaufman Publishing 2014).
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