Education

I graduated in Classical Philology from the University of Pisa (BA 2006, MA 2008) and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (MA 2008, PhD 2012). 

Academic career and teaching activities

Before joining the Humanities faculty at Trento in 2018, I was a Junior Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies (Innsbruck, Austria) between 2011 and 2012, and an Assistant Professor of Classics at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) between 2012 and 2018. 

My main area of research is Latin verse between the 2nd century BCE and the 1st century CE. I approach my subjects mostly from a philological and literary viewpoint. I am also interested in Latin prose (especially the Roman novel), Greek poetry (especially Hellenistic), the history of manuscript transmission, and the reception of the Classics in the early-modern age. 

At Trento I teach courses in Latin Philology (BA) and Latin language and literature (MA), as well as graduate classes within the interdisciplinary PhD programs. I also participate in post-graduate activities for the professional development of high-school teachers, and in teaching visiting and exchange students. I teach my classes in Italian and English.

Research interests
  • Latin Verse (Epic, Elegy, Didactic, Fable)
  • Roman Novel (Petronius, Apuleius)
  • Hellenistic Poetry (Aratus, Callimachus, Apollonius, Theocritus)
  • Textual Criticism; History of Manuscript Transmission; Paleography
  • History of Latin; Lexicography
  • Reception of Classical Authors in the Early-Modern Period; Neo-Latin Poetry
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Latin Pedagogy
  • Interactions among Literature, Music, Visual Arts, and Sciences
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