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Academic Background

I completed my academic education at the University of Milan (2015 Bachelor; 2017 Master; 2021 PhD). Before joining the sub-faculty, I was researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (2021–2) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Linguistics of Ghent University (2022). Now, I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty and a Supernumerary Fellow at Exeter College. 
 

Research

My research focuses on Ancient and Medieval Greek literature; technical sources, such as grammatical, metrical, and rhetorical treatises; textual criticism. More broadly, I am interested in how Greek language was taught and used in different contexts throughout space and time; and in when, why, and how literature was composed in the premodern world.

My BA project will result in a multidisciplinary reconsideration of eleventh-century schedography, a method of teaching Greek grammar that significantly impacted text production for more than five centuries. 

I am the Principal Investigator of the TORCH Network Poetry in the Medieval World

 

Teaching

In the academic year 2023–2024, I am teaching the Byzantine Literature Lectures and the Byzantine Text Seminar for the MSt/MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. I am also contributing to the course of Modern Greek (Hilary Term, Week 1–4). 
 

Publications

“L’uso di versi olospondaici nel dodecasillabo prosodico bizantino”, Rivista di Cultura Classica e Medievale 65.2 (2023): 513–550.

“John of all trades. The Μικρομεγάλη Ἰλιάς and Tzetzes’ ‘didactic’ programme”, in E.E. Prodi (ed.), Τζετζικαὶ ἔρευναι, Eikasmos – Studi Online 4 (Bologna:  Pàtron editore, 2022): 237–259.

“La grandiosa ira di Achille in miniatura. Tensioni tra grande e piccolo nella Μικρομεγάλη Ἰλιάς di Giovanni Tzetze”, in P. Piacentini et alii (eds.), (S)proporzioni. Scala, taglia e dimensione tra visuale e testuale (Milano: Ledizioni, 2022): 119–134.

P. Piacentini, G. Colzani, M. La Rosa, U. Mondini, I. Sozzi (eds.), (S)proporzioni. Scala, taglia e dimensione tra visuale e testuale, Consonanze 27 (Milano: Ledizioni, 2022).

“L’epigramma di Antipatro per Erinna (Ep. 58 HE = T8 Neri = AP 7.713)”, Aevum Antiquum N.S. 21 (2021 [2022]): 295–308.

“Composing the Μικρομεγάλη Ἰλιάς. Macro- and microstructure of a Byzantine Homeric poem”, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 114.1 (2021): 325–354.

“Il silenzio di Lazzaro nel Carm. 80 di Cristoforo Mitileneo”, Bisanzio e l’Occidente 3 (2021): 11–18 [repr. in C. Castelli – M. Della Valle – A. Torno Ginnasi (eds.), Cultura letteraria e artistica tra Bisanzio e l’Occidente, Hendiadys. Momenti e passaggi della tradizione antica 1 (Milano: Ledizioni, 2021): 53–63].

“Un’incoronazione imperiale nel monastero di Sostenio (Giovanni Mauropode, Carm. 80)”, Incontri Triestini di Filologia classica 20 (2020–2021): 267–298.

“Fuor del dritto amore: la rappresentazione dell’incesto e la dinastia comnena”, in S. Quadrelli, E. Subrani (eds.), I figli di Eolo. Il motivo mitico e letterario dell’incesto tra antico e moderno, Il portico. Biblioteca di lettere e arti 187, Ravenna, Longo Editore, 2020): 103–113.

“La preoccupazione filosofica dei corvi nel fr. 393 Pf. di Callimaco”, Acme 70.1 (2017): 61–72.