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Ancient Greek music; music and medicine; music and society: the contexts of musical performances. Ancient Greek medicine. Ancient Greek philosophy: Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism; Plato; Aristotle. Myth. Greek theatre.

Research projects of the last 5 years


1. Member of MOISA, International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Culturale Heritage  (

2. Member of Greeksong (“Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song”;

3. Project Theophrastus (Rutgers University, Prof. W.W. Fortenbaugh); volume edited by C.A. Huffman, Aristoxenus of Tarentum: Discussion (Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities, vol. XVII), New Brunswick (New Jersey): Transaction Publishers, 2012. I am the author of Aristoxenus and Music Therapy. Fr. 26 Wehrli within the Tradition on Music and Catharsis,  pp. 91-128.

4. "Blackwell Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Music" (eds. E. Rocconi - T. Lynch, Oxford: Wiley, 2017, forthcoming). I am the author of the essay on "Music and Medicine".

5. Entry "Paternità" in the "Atlante antropologico del mito greco e romano" (ed. M. Bettini, Einaudi).

6. Several entries in the "Dizionario della cultura popolare greca e romana" (ed. E. Lelli, Bompiani).

7. Collaboration for the volume Man, Machine, Animal, Monster. Post Human in Ancient Greek Literature?, eds. G.M. Chesi - F. Spiegel (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin); submitted to  Bloomsbury (London).

8. Associate editor of "Greek and Roman Musical Studies" (Brill),

9. Copy editor of "Skenè. Theatre and Drama Studies", and of the series "Skenè. Texts and Studies" (University of  Verona,


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