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Full Professor

Auteri Laura

Bartolotta Annamaria

Calbi Maurizio

Caldarone Rosaria

Carapezza Marco

Castiglione Marina Calogera

D'Agostino Maria

De Marco Gabriella

Di Lorenzo Francesca Paola

Fazio Ida

Giliberto Concetta

Hoffmann Sabine

Landolfi Luciano

Lupo Salvatore

Mancini Sandro

Perrone Domenica

Piazza Francesca

Privitera Massimo

Tedesco Salvatore


Associate Professor

Amenta Luisa

Calì Carmelo

Carapezza Francesco

Castagna Valentina

Cervini Alessia

Cicatello Angelo

Colombo Duccio

Di Bella Arianna

Di Figlia Matteo

Di Gesù Floriana

Di Gesù Matteo

Di Giovanna Maria

Di Legami Flora

Di Maio Alessandra

Di Piazza Salvatore

Di Stefano Elisabetta

La Monaca Donatella

Laspia Patrizia

La Mantia Francesco

Le Moli Andrea

Licata Gaetano

Madonia Francesco Paolo

Matranga Vito

Minardi Giovanna

Mineo Ennio

Oliveri Gianluigi

Palumbo Giorgio

Paternostro Giuseppe

Polizzi Assunta

Prestigiacomo Carla

Pugliese Alice

Rizzo Alessandra

Roccaro Giuseppe

Rumyantsev Oleg

Sammartano Roberto

Sciarrino Chiara

Sica Anna

Sciortino Maria Grazia

Sottile Roberto

Tedesco Anna

Tononi Daniela

Tufano Lucio

Velez Antonino



Agnello Chiara

Barrale Natascia

Cacioppo Marina

Carmina Claudia

Carta Ambra

Coco Vittorio

Elsakaan Nesma Mohamed Taher Mostafa

Garofalo Girolamo

Kirchner Lorenz

Lupo Rosa Maria

Maltese Pietro

Marchese Rosa

Misuraca Pietro

Restuccia Laura

Rosciglione Claudia

Schembri Gennaro

Schirò Claudio Maria

Sclafani Marie Denise

Tamburello Giuseppa

Weerning Marion

Zummo, Marianna Lya

The Homeric Greek Compounds Project

The ‘Homeric Greek Compounds Project’ is a linguistic research project partially funded by the University of Palermo FFR-2012-ATE-0164 (2013-2015). The project aims at creating a free open-access online database containing the Homeric compounds found in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The research group is currently composed of people ranging from graduate to Ph.D. students, from post-doctoral researchers to associate professors, from the Department of Scienze Umanistiche of the University of Palermo and from the Department of Studi Letterari, Filologici e Linguistici of the University of Milano Statale. At present, the group is composed of the following people: A. Bartolotta (project coordinator), L. Aliffi, V. Amico, L. Coccia, A. Cuva; N. De Pasquale, M. Giuffrè, M. Longo, R. Melazzo, C. Nigrelli; F. Dedè, M. Cardella. The main purpose of this working group is to collect and analyze all the compounded Nouns and Adjectives occurring in the Homeric poems, in order to share and make linguistic data re-usable and available to the scientific community. The ultimate goal of this project is to reconstruct, as far as possible, the unifying criteria that are at the basis of the process of composition in archaic Greek. In fact, both definitions and classifications of compounds are still a debated issue in the linguistic literature. Research into the explanation of this complex linguistic phenomenon must be integrated by not only making cross-linguistic comparisons, but also considering the diachronic perspective. Thus, an interdisciplinary perspective is needed, that gives value to the historical-comparative dimension as well. By virtue of the conservative nature that characterizes compound forms, the diachronic development and prehistory of compounds in the oldest Indo-European languages reveals valuable information about the syntactic structure of the IE proto-language. In particular, although Ancient Greek composition has been dealt with since the beginning of the XXth century, there is still no reference database that gathers and describes all the compounds attested in Homeric Greek, a language that, along with Sanskrit, is the basis and the starting point for the reconstruction of the Indo-European proto-language. Hence, the idea of a database containing a description of morphological, syntactic, semantic and lexical features, and etymological interpretation of each compounded word in the Iliad and Odyssey. The database contains more than 1500 entries, which are arranged alphabetically from Α to Ω. The database encodes information about the syntactic category of the compound and its morphosyntactic structure, including its part of speech and the lexical category of both first and second members (categorization). The linguistic description also contains the compound meaning and the features that have been considered relevant, i.e. its etymology, each word occurrence and the corresponding inflectional information, including case and number, the headedness (endocentric vs exocentric), the classification of each compound (subordinate, determinative attributive, coordinate). When necessary, some specific notes are added about linking elements (i.e. those functional structures that serve to link the two members of compound, and which can find expression in specific inflectional endings of the non-head member within the complex word), case forms of the first/second member, other morphological or semantic useful information. The database website will be available free on the Department page