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).
- Professor of Latin Literature Emeritus, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Music; Ancient Greek Music
Classics and Ancient History History Art and Archaeology of Greece and the Greek World History of Greece and the Greek World Southern Europe Greece
Roman social, economic and cultural history, combining the evidence of inscriptions, literary texts, and archaeology; the place of ancient history in the long-term history of the Mediterranean basin and its adjoining regions.
Greek and Latin historiography and biography, especially the literary criticism of prose texts, in particular Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, and Tacitus