Professors

Ordinary Professors

Federico Pirrone

Federico Pirrone

Latin Language and Literature

Federico Pirrone is professor in Teaching of Classical Languages and Latin Composition and in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis of the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome. He also teaches Latin Language and Literature at the Holy Cross University in Rome.

He earned, with honors, a PhD in Teaching of Latin writing the thesis “Historical and Theoretical Principles in the application of the inductive-contextual methodology to the teaching of Latin Language”  (Universidad de Navarra di Pamplona – Spagna). He graduated with honor in Philology, Literature and History of the Ancient World (La Sapienza University).

His main interests are in the history of the teaching of Latin and Anglo-Saxon Medieval historiography.

Alessandro Agus

Alessandro Agus

Latin Language and Literature

Alessandro Agus is professor of Latin Language at the Holy Cross University in Rome. Previously he has been teaching History and Philosophy in High School.

He achieved the qualification for teaching in High School. He graduated with honors in Philosophy and History of Philosophy (La Sapienza University).

His main interests are in Roman and Medieval philosophy and he has conducted researches in Latin composition.

Flavia Farina

Flavia Farina

Ancient Greek Language and Literature

Flavia Farina teaches Philosophy and Theory of Action in the Antiquity at the Roma Tre University.

She was a Post-Doc research fellow for the PRIN Project “Ethics and Technology“. She earned, with honors, a PhD in Ancient Philosophy (Roma Tre – Tor Vergata / Sorbonne Université). She graduated with honors in Philosophical Sciences (Roma Tre University)

She mainly deals with Aristotle, ancient ethics and Hellenistic Greek.

Invited Professors

Foteini Chasikou

Foteini Chasikou

Modern Greek

Foteini Chasikou is professor of Modern Greek, History and Literature at the University of International Studies in Xi’an (China). She is a PhD candidate in Technology and Language Teaching.

She graduated in Classical Philology, focusing on Technology and Language Teaching (Thessaloniki University  – Greece).

She mainly deals with the teaching of Modern Greek to foreigners.

Leonardo Chiocchetti

Leonardo Chiocchetti

Latin Language

Leonardo Chiocchetti is a PhD candidate in Ancient Philosophy at the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (Ludwig Maximilian Universität – Munich, Germany). His research project is about the philosophical roots of ancient grammar.

He completed his studies of Latin at the Higher Education School at the Italian Institute of Classical Studies. He graduated with honors in Philosophical Science (Roma Tre University).

He mainly deals with Hellenistic philosophy, Aristotelian tradition, metaphysics and contemporary logic.

Beatrice Grieco

Beatrice Grieco

Sanskrit Language

Beatrice Grieco is a PhD candidate in Historical Linguistic at the University for Foreigners in Siena and Academic visitor at the Faculty of Linguistic and Philology at the Oxford University.

She graduated with honor in Glottology and Linguistic (La Sapienza University).

She mainly deals with ancient Indian, focusing on Vedic syntax.

Daphne Grieco

Daphne Grieco

Latin Language

Daphne Grieco is a PhD candidate in Texts, Traditions and Book Culture at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale di Napoli and at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris). She is a member of the Naples équipe of the PRIN Petrarch’s ITINERA: Italian Trecento Intellectual Network and Renaissance Advent (Università degli Studi di Siena, Università Roma Tre, Università di Napoli Federico II, Università per Stranieri di Perugia).

In 2019, she graduated with honors in Latin Paleography at the University La Sapienza and at the University of Grenoble Alpes, collaborating with the ERC project Biflow: Bilingualism in Florentine and Tuscan Works – 1260 ca. – 1416 ca. (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia – EHESS, Parigi).

She completed his studies of Latin at the Higher Education School at the Italian Institute of Classical Studies. She graduated with honors in Latin Paleography (La Sapienza University).

She mainly deals with manuscript tradition of Medieval and Renaissance Latin texts and with the reception of Rerum vulgarium fragmenta in the 15th century, also dealing with female religiosity and Renaissance diplomacy.

Paolo Merlo

Paolo Merlo

Biblical Hebrew

Paolo Merlo teaches Old Testament at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.

He earned a PhD in Theology Pontifical Lateran University) and a PhD in Ancient Near Estern  (L’Orientale University of Naples). Besides many publication in Italian and international journals, he has published: La religione dell’antico Israele (Carocci, 2009); Il Senso della Storia. Introduzione ai Libri storici dell’Antico Testamento (San Paolo Edizioni, 2014; alongside with M. Settembrini); Re. Introduzione, traduzione e commento (San Paolo Edizioni, 2020); Storia d’Israele e Giuda nell’antichità (San Paolo Edizioni, 2022).

His researches focus on the Old Testament, religion, history and epigraphy of Siro-Palestinian cultures in Pre-Classical Ages.

Leonardo Rosa Ramos

Leonardo Rosa Ramos

Latin Language

Leonardo Rosa Ramos is professor of Latin Language at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.

He earned, with honors, a PhD in Classics and Christian Literature (Pontifical Salesian University)  – Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis with a dissertation on  “Carminis c.t. ‘De Beata Virgine Dei Matre Maria’, auctore Iosepho de Anchieta, editio didascalica secundum naturae rationem illustrata”.

His main interest are in Renaissance Latin and teaching of Classical Languages.