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My research interests focus primarily on Greek poetry, Byzantine and Classical philology, and textual criticism. My DPhil project provides a new edition of John Tzetzes’ Allegories of the Iliad that takes into account both the story of the text and its manuscript transmission; part of the project is also an introduction that supports the edited text focusing on language, metre, context and reception. 

Further research interests include Greek language and culture from classical antiquity to the contemporary age, palaeography, manuscript studies and comparative literature. 


MA Philology, Literature and history of Antiquity | Ca’ Foscari – University of Venice

Erasmus + | Universität Hamburg

BA Literature (Curriculum: Classics) | Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna



MT 2020, Reading Class: Euripides, Bacchae (Faculty of Classics)

TT 2021, Reading Class: Herodotus, Book VIII (Faculty of Classics)

MT 2021, Reading Class: Aristophanes, Frogs; Petronius and Juvenal (Faculty of Classics)



Ravani, A., '«And wishes also a paraphrase of Homer's verses» Structure and composition of the Prolegomena to the Allegories of the Iliad', in E.E. Prodi (ed.), Τζετζικαί ἔρευναι, Eikasmos Online 4, Bologna 2022, pp. 261-289.

Ravani, A., 'New College MS 298: A Story of the Manuscript, New College Notes 16/2 (2021), pp. 1-9.

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Podcast – Episode 6: Baudolino with Prof. Alessandra Bucossi and Alberto Ravani, Published on 11 February 2021.