Mario Torelli#


Mario Torelli
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:2053
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:2000
Main Country of Residence:ITALY


Mario Torelli passed away September 15, 2020.

Positions Held
  • 1975 - 2010 University of Perugia. Full professor (professore ordinario) of Archaeology and the History of Greek and Roman Art on 1 November 1976
  • 1994 - 1997 Director of the Istituto di Studi Comparati sulle Società Antiche
  • 1976 - 1987 Director of the Instituto di Archeologia, University of Perugia
  • 1969 - 1973 Professor of Greek and Roman art history at the University of Cagliari
  • 1964 - 1969 Archaeological inspector of the Villa Giulia Museum in Rome
  • 1960 - 1962 Assistant at the center for ancient art history in Rome

Fields of Scholarship
  • Etruscology
  • Classical archaeology
  • Roman archaeology

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archaeologisches InstitutI
  • Member of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi in Florence
  • 2013 Honorary doctoral degree honoris causa from the Universidad de Jaén
  • September 8, 2014 Balzan Prize for Classical archaeology. Giorgio Napolitano, then president of the Republic of Italy, presented Torelli with the award in Rome on November 20, 2014. The citation praises the "innovative character" of Torelli's work and his deep commitment to archaeology


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