Themes and Lines
A strong consistency (in terms of fieldwork, scientific method, teaching approach)
characterizes the work and research conducted within the Department by all its members.
A distinctive sense of unity binds together our section of Classics, noted for its work
in ancient political history, civic life, and geography; for its researches on religious
institutions; for its studies on literary works; for its comparative approach to the study of
Greek and Latin languages and dialects, as well as of Indian, and more broadly Indo-
European and Semito-Camitic languages.
The section of Modern Studies is specifically devoted to the study of the languages
and literatures of the Latin and Romance Middle-Ages, as well as of the modern and
contemporary Italian linguistic and literary tradition. Its scholars work on the continuities
and breaks informing across the centuries writing, reading, and textual transmission,
studied both in a synchronic and diachronic perspective, and make use of the most up-
to-date resources and methodologies available in the fields of philology, linguistics,
and critical theory. The common objective is in fact a scientific analysis and critical
interpretation of authors, oeuvres, and literary movements.
The section of Classics includes the following schools: Greek language and literature (L-FIL-LET/02); Latin language and literature (L-FIL-LET/04); Classical philology (L-FIL-LET/05); Glottology and linguistics (L-LIN/01); Greek history (L-ANT/02); Roman history (L-ANT/03); Numismatics (L-ANT/04); Papyrology (L-ANT/05); Egyptology and Coptic civilization (L-OR/02); Indology and Tibetology (L-OR/18); History of religions (M-STO/06).
The section of Modern Studies includes the following schools: Medieval and Humanistic Latin literature (L-FIL-LET/08); Romance philology and linguistics (L-FIL-LET/09); Italian literature (L-FIL-LET/10), Contemporary Italian literature (L-FIL-LET/11); Italian linguistics (L-FIL-LET/12); Literary criticism and comparative literature (L-FIL-LET/14).