in Turin Libraries: Sources and Documents for a New Inquiry of the Classical Background of the Piedmontese Elites (XV-XIX century)

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ANGIOLILLO Roberta

PhD Student

She received her B.A. in Classics in 2005 and her M.A. in Classics in 2008, both awarded by the University of Torino, where she is currently a Ph.D. student. Her interests lie in the study of the Byzantine demotic literature and on the edition of late-Byzantine texts.
Her Ph.D. thesis is aimed at the realization of the first modern critical edition of the Andragathemata tou Boua, a poem in more than 4000 'political' verses in rhyme by Tzane Koroneos from Zante. The unique extant manuscript copy of the text, preserved in the Biblioteca Reale of Torino (signed Varia 101: see here a reproduction of ff. ff. 103v-104r – courtesy of the Biblioteca Reale), was written in Venice in 1519 A.D. The poem celebrates the deeds of the famous Mercurio Bua, commander of an army of mercenary Greek and Albanian soldiers ('stradiotti') who served under the flag of Venice, France and the German Emperor between the late 15th and the early 16th century.

e-mail: roberta.angiolillo@unito.it

DEL POPOLO Concetto

Senior Researcher

He was born in Linguaglossa. He graduated in Modern Philology at the University of Torino. After teaching in the secondary schools, he moved to the University of Torino, where he has been teaching Italian Philology first as Assistant Professor ('ricercatore universitario'), than as Associate Professor. He also teaches classes for the Ph.D. course in Literary and linguistic traditions of ancient and modern Italy at the University of Piemonte Orientale.
His main research interests concern the vernacular religious literature of the early Middle-Ages, metrics, onomastics, historical grammar, Sicilian dialectology and literature, art and literature, philological methodology, and the history of the Italian language.

e-mail: concetto.delpopolo@unito.it

ELIA Erika

PhD Student

She was born in Aosta. She received an M.A. in Classics from the University of Torino (2009), where she specialized in the field of the medieval tradition of the Greek texts. She is currently enrolled as Ph.D. student in Greek, Latin and Byzantine Literature and Philology at the University of Torino. Her main research interests include Greek paleography and codicology, and particularly the Greek scribes and the transmission of Greek texts in the 16th century.
Her Ph.D. thesis is devoted to a study of some scholarly hands to be found in some manuscripts preserved by the National Library of Torino. In particular, she aims at analyzing the codices written (completely or partially) by Andrea Darmario (see here an image from MS. B.II.19, f. 1r – courtesy of the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria). The manuscripts will be studied not only from a codicological and paleographical point of view, but also with the purpose to highlight the features of the cultural milieu in which they were produced and the way they were used in Torino.

e-mail: erika.elia@unito.it

GALLO Elena

PhD student

She was born in Alessandria. She obtained the B.A. (2006) and the M.A. in Classics (2009) at the University of Torino. At present she is attending the PhD courses in Greek, Latin and Byzantine Literature and Philology at the same institution.
Her Ph.D. thesis concerns a group of Greek manuscripts once belonging to Gabriele Severoand then bought and brought to Turin by the Dukes of Savoy in 1619 (see here a particular of f. 1r of MS. C.I.11 – courtesy of the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria). The research is focused on the analysis of the contents and the external features of these codices, such as writing materials, watermarks, style and dating of writings, eventual material damages.

e-mail: elena.gallo@unito.it

LIVERANI Irene Anna

Researcher

She studied Classics and Byzantine Literature and Philology at the University of Torino (M.A., 1998; Ph.D., 2003). She has worked at the European Training Foundation, an European Commission Agency based in Turin (2003-2005) and at the the International Relations Department of the University of Torino (2005-2007). She is currently the managing Director of EU CORE Consulting, a private company providing project identification, design, management, accounting, evaluation and partnership services to higher education institutions in Italy and abroad.
Her scholarly interests lie in the Byzantine literature of the 11th-12th centuries, with a particular emphasis on the works of Eustathius of Thessalonike.

e-mail: irene.liverani@unito.it

MALTESE Enrico Valdo

Supervisor

He was educated at the University of Genova, where he held a research position in Greek Literature and Philology (1975-1986). In 1986 he was appointed as full professor of Greek Philology at the University of Trento. Since 1991 he is full professor of Byzantine Philology at the University of Turin.
He is author of more than 200 scientific publications (main subjects: the Attic orators, Sophocles, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, late Greek rhetors and historians, Michael Psellus, Byzantine short stories, Manuel Chrysoloras, George Gemistos Pletho, Francesco Filelfo). He is the director of the series «Hellenica. Testi e strumenti di letteratura greca antica, medievale e umanistica», which has reached up to now volume 38, and of the scholarly journal «Medioevo Greco» ("0", 2000-10, 2010).

e-mail: enrico.maltese@unito.it

NUTI Erika

PhD Student

She obtained her B.A. (2009) and M.A. (2010) in Classics at the University of Torino, where she specialized in Byzantine Literature and Philology.
Her research project for the PhD thesis is entitled “Materiali per lo studio scolastico del greco in area sabauda tra XV e XVI secolo”. Its purpose is to investigate those manuscripts of the National Library of Turin whose contents can be related with the study of Greek grammar and rhetoric, in order to contribute to a better understanding on the ways (texts and contexts) of learning ancient Greek in the Italian Renaissance. Each manuscript will be studied under a codicological, palaeographical and philological point of view, in order to determine its origin, purposes and circulation; this research might also provide the scientific basis for a modern critical edition of inedited works (see here a reproduction of ff. 7v-8r of MS. B.III.39, containing an anonymous grammar – courtesy of the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria).

e-mail: erika.nuti@unito.it

PICCIONE Rosa Maria

Researcher

She studied Classical Philology at the University of Catania (M.A. 1989; Ph.D. 1996), and Greek Palaeography at the Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica. From 2001 to 2006 she led the research group "Spaetantike und byzantinische Literatur" at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet of Jena. In 2006 she was granted by the Italian Ministry for University and Research a contract as Associate Professor (Programme 'Rientro dei Cervelli') to teach Medieval Tradition of Greek Classics at the University of Turin; since October 2010 she is Assistant Professor ('ricercatore universitario') at the same University, where she currently teaches Greek Palaeography and Papyrology.
The main topics of her research are the Anthologion of John of Stobi, Greek sententious literature, the transmission of the Greek literature from the Hellenistic Age to the Renaissance, Greek and Latin physiognomical and chiromantical texts.

e-mail: rosamaria.piccione@unito.it

ROSELLI Emanuela

Researcher

She holds a M.A. in Classics (2001) and a PhD in Greek, Latin and Byzantine Literature and Philology (2008) from the University of Torino. As Research Fellow at the University of Torino (2009) she worked on a project entitled "Donne e letteratura a Bisanzio nei secoli d’oro (secoli IX-XII)". At present she holds a research scholarship awarded for a project entitled “Il greco alla corte dei Savoia: segmenti di letteratura al femminile”. She is member of the editorial staff of the journal «Medioevo greco».
Her research interests are focused on the Byzantine historiography (mainly the “Alexiad” by Anna Komnene and the “History of Mehmed the Conqueror” by Kritovoulos).

e-mail: emanuela.roselli@unito.it

SILVANO Luigi

Researcher

He obtained a M.A. in Classics (1999) and a Ph.D. in Greek, Latin and Byzantine Literature and Philology (2005) from the University of Torino. He has been research fellow at the University of Aarhus (2005-2006) and at the Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae of the Catholic University of Leuven (2009). From 2007 to 2011 he held the position of research fellow ('Assegnista di ricerca') at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Torino, where he taught courses in academic writing. He is currently Post-doc researcher at the Institute of Byzantine Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Fellow (2011/2012) at Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.
His main research interests are focused on the history of the teaching and learning of the Greek language in Renaissance Europe and on the Greek medieval texts devoted to the religious controversies between the Byzantines and the Latins in the Palaeologan period.

e-mail: luigi.silvano@unito.it

TARAGNA Anna Maria

Researcher

She was educated at the University of Torino (M.A. in Classics, 1994; Ph.D. in Byzantine Literature and Philology, 1998). After a one-year post-doctoral specialization (Paris, E.H.E.S.S., 1998-1999) she was awarded a research fellowship at the University of Torino (1999-2001). She was then appointed as Assistant Professor ('ricercatore universitario') first at the University of Firenze (2001-2004), where she taught Byzantine History, then (2004-present) at the University of Torino, where she teaches Byzantine Literature and Medieval Greek. Since 2000 she is member of the editorial board of the journal "Medioevo greco"; since 2006 she is also co-director, together with E.V. Maltese. Since 2002 she is editor in chief of the Byzantine section of "Poiesis. Bibliografia della poesia greca"?.
Her main research activities concern Byzantine culture and literature, and in particular historiography (6th-7th and 12th C.), poetry (George of Pisidia), military treatises.

e-mail: annamaria.taragna@unito.it

VARALDA Paolo

Researcher

He graduated in Classics at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Torino in 1992. In 1998 he obtained a PhD in Byzantine Philology from the same institution. From 2000 to 2008 he has been Assistant Professor ('ricercatore universitario') at the Faculty of Musicology of the University of Pavia (Cremona), where he taught Byzantine Literature and History of the Manuscript Tradition. Since 2008 he is Assistant Professor at the University of Torino, where he teaches courses on Byzantine History. His research interests lie in the history of Byzantine monachism and in the hagiographic literature of the 11th century.

e-mail: paolo.varalda@unito.it

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