Professor Gian Biagio Conte
Latin literature and textual criticism, especially of Latin poetical texts; literary theory and interpretation of Classical texts; history of scholarship
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).