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Aglae Pizzone

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Research areas

Byzantine Literature, History of Ideas, History of the Emotions, Authorship, Fiction


After a training in classics at the University of Florence, I earned my PhD in Classic at the University of Milan. Before joining the Centre for Medieval Literature as a post doc in 2015 and later the Danish Institute for Advanced Study in 2018 as an Assistant Professor, I held a series of international fellowships at the Ecole Pratique des Haute Etudes in Paris (2005), at the University of Milan (2007-2011), at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (2010-2011), at Durham University (Newton International Fellow 2011-2012) and at the University of Geneva (2013-2014). I have been visiting scholar at the University of Uppsala and in 2015 I have been awarded a Summer Fellowship at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies in Princeton. My research has been supported through grants awarded by a wide range of funding bodies (Swiss National Fund, Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, Société Académique de Genève, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy; Italian Ministry of Education and University). I am qualified as as Associate Professor in Ancient Greek Language and Literature by the Italian Ministry of Education and University. I am currently supervising one PhD and (starting from January 2018) one post-doc student.

Research information

Aglae Pizzone is a Byzantinist with a focus on the history of the ideas in Middle Byzantine period (843-1204). She has a strong interest in theories of authorship. She has investigated authorial identity in Byzantium against the background of modern-day debates on the topic, calling attention on the existence of self-commentaries in 12th century Byzantium. She also works on the histor of the emotions in Byzantium and she is behind the design of the digital archive that will crown the project “Emotions through time: from Antiquity to Byzantium” ( She is currently co-leader with Christian Høgel of the CML research strand "Imperial Languages".

Research areas

  • Cultural History
  • Byzantine studies
  • Commentary Literature
  • Fictionality; Subjectivity and the Self
  • History of the emotions
  • Reception of Antiquity
  • Reception of Homer
  • Ancient and Byzantine Fiction

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exegesis Social Sciences
twelfth century Social Sciences
self-presentation Social Sciences
collective memory Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Hypotext Arts & Humanities
Achilles Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2001 2018

‘The autobiographical subject in Tzetzes’ Chiliades: an analysis of its components’

Pizzone, A., 2018, Telling Stories in Byzantium. Messis, C., Mullett, M. & Nilsson, I. (eds.). Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet Institutionen foer Lingvistik och Filologi, p. 287-304 (Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia, Vol. 19).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Emotions and audiences in eustathios of Thessaloniki’s commentaries on Homer

Pizzone, A., 2017, In : Dumbarton Oaks Papers. 70, p. 225-244

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

History Has no End: Originality and Human Progress in Eustathios’ Second Oration for Michael III o tou Anchialou

Pizzone, A., 2017, Reading Eustathios of Thessalonike. Pontani, F., Katsaros, V. & Sarris, V. (eds.). Berlin-New York: De Gruyter, p. 331-355 (Trends in Classics. Supplementary Volumes, Vol. 46).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

The Quest for Meaning: Homeric Quotations in Synesius of Cyrene and Libanius

Pizzone, A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Brill Companion on the Reception of Homer. Manolea, C. P. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, (Brill's Companions to Classical Reception).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Toward a Byzantine Theory of the Comic

Pizzone, A., 2017, Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After. Cairns, D. & Alexiou, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 146-165 (Edinburgh Leventis Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2014 2018

What is a Middle Byzantine Paraphrase? Some preliminary Remarks

Aglae Pizzone (Speaker)
11. Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

2018 Byzantine Studies Conference, San Antonio

Aglae Pizzone (Organizer)
4. Oct 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

External Evaluator for the Austrian Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung

Aglae Pizzone (Consultant)

Activity: Public and private sector consultationPublic sector consultancy

Tzetzes on Hermogenes and Rhetoric: from the Ancients to the Self

Aglae Pizzone (Keynote speaker)
21. Oct 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Projects 2017 2017

'Exegesis and the Medieval Self’

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Project: Research

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