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Department of Classics and Ancient History


Dr Arianna Gullo

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Newton International Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41686
Room number: DC001

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Arianna Gullo is Newton International Fellow. She studied Classics at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Pisa (2005-2010), and obtained her PhD in Classics from the SNS (2015). In 2013-2014 she was exchange student at the American Academy in Rome. In 2014 she was awarded a ten-month research scholarship by the SNS to complete the writing of her PhD dissertation. In 2016 she was Tytus Summer Fellow at the University of Cincinnati Department of Classics, and One-Month Research Awardee in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Research & Current Projects

Her main research interests are in Greek Epigram and Epigraphy, with a particular focus on the late antique period, Hellenistic Poetry, and Late Antiquity, particulalry late antique Greek literature of the 5th-6th centuries AD. Her forthcoming monograph, 'Antologia Palatina'. Epigrammi funerari (Libro VII). Introduzione e commento (Edizioni della Normale), is a thorough and comprehensive commentary on the entire seventh book of the so-called Greek Anthology containing more than 750 sepulchral epigrams by roughly 140 authors, who cover a span of twelve centuries, from the 5th century BCE to the Byzantine era. She has published articles on the late antique Greek epigrammatists Julian the Egyptian and John the Barbucallos, the archaic and classical elegiac performance, and the relationship between the prologue of Ennius' Medea and its Euripidean model.

She is currently working on the edition with translation and commentary of the epigrams by the sixth-century AD Christian poet Julian the Egyptian, who lived in Constantinople in the age of the emperor Justinian I. The project was funded by a two-year Newton International Fellowship awarded by the British Academy.

She is among the contributors to the Dictionnaire de l’épigramme littéraire dans l’antiquité grecque et romaine (Brepols), edited by D. Meyer & C. Urlacher, and to the Dictionnaire des images du poétique (Picard), edited by J.-P. Guez, F. Klein, J. Peigney, and É. Prioux.  


In 2017-2018 she will run the module CLAS 3721: Greek and Latin Literature of the Fourth-Sixth Centuries A.D. 

Research Interests

  • Greek Epigram and Epigraphy
  • Hellenistic Poetry
  • Late Antiquity

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Gullo, Arianna (Forthcoming). 'Antologia Palatina'. Epigrammi funerari (Libro VII). Introduzione e commento. Pisa: Edizioni della Normale.
  • Gullo, Arianna & Paduano, Guido (Forthcoming). 'Antologia Palatina'. Epigrammi funerari. Testo greco a fronte. Milan: BUR Rizzoli.

Chapter in book

  • Gullo, Arianna (2013). Tre epigrammi di Giovanni Barbucallo (AP 9.425-427). In Studi di poesia greca tardoantica. Atti della giornata di studi, Università di Firenze, 4 ottobre 2012. Gigli Piccardi, Daria & Magnelli, Enrico Florence: Firenze University Press. 109-134.

Journal Article

  • Gullo, Arianna (2014). La performance elegiaca: contesto e tecnica esecutiva in età arcaica e classica. Annali della Scuola Normale di Pisa, Classe di Lettere e Filosofia 6, s. V: 721-750 + 885-886.
  • Gullo, Arianna (2011). L’incipit della 'Medea' di Ennio. Dioniso 1, n.s.: 133-154.
  • Gullo, Arianna (2009). Un epigrammista del 'Ciclo' di Agazia: Giuliano d’Egitto. Maia 61(2): 345-347.

Book review

  • Gullo, Arianna (Forthcoming). Review of M. Solitario, Leonidas of Tarentum between Cynical polemic and poetic refinement. Rome: Edizioni Quasar, 2015. Journal of Hellenic Studies

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