Executive Director

Teaching focus: Medieval and humanistic Latin literature, Latin composition

Trained at the Scuola Normale Superiore, École normale supérieure in Paris, and at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Collaboration on a number of international research projects under the aegis of several institutions including European Research Council, Harvard University, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, and Gerda Henkel Stiftung. His most notable publications include a critical edition of Favonius Eulogius’ Disputatio de Somnio Scipionis (D’Auria 2012), a volume titled Il latino e il ‘volgare’ nell’antica Roma (Edizioni della Normale 2015) and Latin editions with Italian translation and commentary for Giannozzo Manetti’s De dignitate et excellentia hominis (Bompiania 2018) and for Leonardo Bruni’s Oratio Heliogabali ad meretrices (Nino Aragno 2020). In 2019 he was named a regular member of Academia Latinitati Fovendae under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dirk Sacre.


Director of Instruction

Teaching focus: Greek language and literature, Latin language and literature

Bachelor’s degree from the Università di Pisa and a Diploma di Licenza in classics from the Scuola Normale Superiore. His research interests have focused on a variety of topics pertinent to Latin and Greek, with particular attention to the study of late antique literature (Apuleius Querolus) and renaissance literature (Colloquium Heptaplomeres–a piece in Latin on Venetian historiography). Alongside his philological studies, he has also participated in many pedagogical programs and workshops on Ancient Greek and Latin through a number of Italian and foreign universities. In addition to his participation in international conferences and seminars, since 2012 he has completed intensive Latin composition courses at the Universities of Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Vilnius. Since 2014, these courses have included advanced level courses in Greek.



Teaching focus: renaissance literature

Educated at the Università di Padova under V. Branca, M. Pastore Stocchi, M. Pecoraro, and V. Zaccaria. In 1987 he was named Associate professor of Italian Renaissance Literature at the Università di Trieste, and then subsequently at the Università di Udine where he has served as Chair of Italian Literature since 2015. His research interests center on the fourteenth century (Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio) and Humanism (F. Barbaro, Guarino, Bruni, Traversari, Poliziano, and Navagero). His interests also extend to the eighteenth century (A. Conti and the “Galleria di Minerva”), with some exploration into the nineteenth century (A. Zanzotto). He co-directs the “Archivum mentis. Studi di filologia umanistica” with P. Viti, and the “Rivista di letteratura religiosa italiana” with R. Rabboni; he has also served on the editorial board for “Lettere Italiane” since the 1970s.  He is a fellow of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti (since 2004) and of the Academia di Udine.



Teaching focus: Italian language and literature

After completing a masters degree in Italian Studies (Udine-Trieste), she completed a doctorate in philology and linguistics at the Scuola Normale Superiore with a thesis on the De re uxoria by Francesco Barbaro, focusing on its reception, manuscript tradition, and printing distribution. She has conducted research projects at the Bavarian State Library in Munich and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In addition to her current focus on editing the Epistolario of Caterina Percoto (from Friuli), she has taken interest in renaissance humanistic literature, and is an author of several publications on Francesco Barbaro and Venetian humanism. She also maintains interests in the manuscript tradition of the Commedia and Epistolario of Guarino Veronese, and on the reception of Ariosto in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well as nineteenth and twentieth century scholarship on Dante and Petrarch.

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