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

Elected 2014

Fellow type
Corresponding Fellow
Year elected

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. The journal MD - Materiali e Discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici was founded by him in 1978, of which he is still the editor.

Current post

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa Professor of Latin Literature Emeritus

Past appointments

University of California, Berkeley Sather Professor

2015 - 2015

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa Professor of Latin Philology

2001 - 2012

University of Pisa Professor of Latin Literature

1976 - 2010

University of Siena Associated Professor of Latin Literature

1971 - 1975

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