Biagio Santorelli graduated from the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2009, and then earned his PhD in Classics from the Scuola Normale Superiore in 2012. He pursued his subsequent research in Switzerland, at the Universities of Lausanne (2012), Geneva (2013) and Freiburg (2014).

His research interests include Roman Satire and Roman Declamation. He is currently involved in two international research programs, hosted at the Universities of Cassino and Bologna (Italy), and respectively devoted to the Major and the Minor Declamations falsely ascribed to Quintilian. Biagio is so far the author of three books on Juvenal (a complete Italian translation of the Satires and two commentaries on sat. IV and V) and one on the pseudo-Quintilian (an edition of the 11th and 16th Major Declamations, with translation and commentary); he is the editor of the unpublished writings by Lennart Håkanson; he has contributed to several volumes and collections, and has published in international journals. He is currently working on an edition of the 1st Major Declamation. For his achievements Biagio was awarded in 2013 the 10th ‘Premio Giovenale’ (Aquinum) and the ISHR Research Fellowship.

In his free time, Biagio enjoys classical music; in 2011 he earned a ‘Diploma in Pianoforte’ from the Conservatory ‘L. Boccherini’ in Lucca.

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Mailing address:   Department of Classics, University of Florida, PO. Box 117435, Gainesville, FL 32611-7320.