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Professor Gian Biagio Conte FBA

Latin literature and textual criticism, especially of Latin poetical texts; literary theory and interpretation of Classical texts; history of scholarship
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About this Fellow

Born in 1941, in La Spezia, Italy, Conte completed his studies in Classical Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where he was influenced by scholars such as Arnaldo Momigliano, Sebastiano Timpanaro and Antonio La Penna. He also studied in Munich with Friedrich Klingner and in Paris. Professor of Latin Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (2001-2012); Professor of Latin Literature, Dept. of Classics, University of Pisa (1976-2010); Sather Professor, Dept. of Classics, Univ. of California at Berkeley (Spring semester 1995); Associated Professor of Latin Literature, University of Siena (1971-75); The journal "MD - Materiali e Discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici" was founded by him in 1978 (he is still the editor).



Current post

  • Professor of Latin Literature Emeritus, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa


The Poetry of Pathos. Studies in Virgilian Epic Oxford 2007


The Hidden Author. An Interpretation of Petronius's Satyricon Berkeley-London 1996


Critical Notes on Vergil. Editing the Teubner Text of the \"Georgics\" and \"Aeneid\" 2016


Ope ingenii. Experiences of Textual Criticism Berlin-Boston 2013


P. Vergili Maronis, Aeneis (Berlin 2009), Georgica (2012)


The Rhetoric of Imitation. Genre and Poetic Memory in Virgil and Other Latin Poets Ithaca-London 1986


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