Gianfranco Agosti - Biography#


Gianfranco Agosti studied and completed his PhD in Greek and Latin Philology (1995) at the University of Florence. He got a grant from the Fondation Hardt in 1993 and a Fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington DC) in 1995-1996; he was eventually Post-Doc Researcher in Papyrology at the University of Messina (2001-2005), Chercheur Associé Étranger at the CNRS–UMR 7044, Université de Strasbourg (2006), Directeur d’étude invité, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, EPHE (2008), Professeur invité, Paris IV-Sorbonne (2012), and Université Laval (Canada, 2014). For 2016 he was accepted as a Member of the Institute of Advanced Study (Princeton).

Regular professor of Greek and Latin in High Schools in Florence (1998-2001 and 2005-2008), he lectured Classical Philology at the University of Siena-Arezzo (2004-2010). Appointed as permanent Assistant Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Udine (2008), he has been since 2011 “Professore Aggregato” at Sapienza University of Rome. He is habilitated as Full Professor of Greek in France (8ème section), and as Full Professor of both Greek Literature and Classical Philology in Italy.

He has extensively published on Greek literature, papyrology, epigraphy of Late Antiquity and given more than 120 papers in Italy, Europe and USA.

He is a member of the scientific board of the European Summer School of Classics (Trieste), of the Groupe des métriciens romands DAMON (Fribourg and Geneva), of the Association des Études Grecques, of the scientific board of the journals “Incontri Triestini di Filologia Classica”, “Semicerchio. Rivista di poesia comparata”, and “Studi Oliveriani”; he is co-director of the electronic journal of reception studies “CentoPagine”.

He is coordinator of the Greek and Latin Philology section of the PhD in Philology and History of the Ancient World (Sapienza Università di Roma) and a Membre Associé of the UMR 8167, Centre d’Histoire et de Civilisation de Byzance (Sorbonne - Collège de France).
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