- Since 01.10.2018
Phd Candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München (Doctoral Programme: Classical and Ancient Studies ~ Promotionsstudium: Lateinische Philologie).
- Since 01.11.2017
PhD Candidate at the University of Macerata in the Doctoral Programme in Linguistic, Philological, and Literary Studies (Programme category: Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures ~ Thematic category: Greek and Latin poetry and culture in the late antique and mediaeval periods), in double degree with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München.
Master Degree in Classics (Humanities) at the University of Catania with Grade 110/110 cum Laude (with Distinction) (Grade Point Average of the examinations taken at the Universities of Catania and Vienna: 30/30 + 18 Distinctions). Under the supervision of Gianpiero Rosati (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) and of Giovanni Salanitro (Università degli Studi di Catania), I defended a Thesis under the following title: «La Didone ‘bobbiese’ e la Medea cunctans di Anth. Lat. 102 R.2 (= 91 Sh. B.): due modelli elegiaci femminili nella tradizione letteraria romana tarda» ~ The tutor abroad (according to the regulations of the Erasmus Plus Research Scholarship that was linked with the activity of conducting research as part of the MA Thesis at Munich University) was Frau Prof. Dr. Therese Fuhrer.
Period of stay, as first-in-ranking-order award-holder for session 2016/2017 of an Erasmus Plus Research Scholarship linked with the activity of conducting research as part of the MA Thesis, at the Department of Greek and Latin – Department II – of Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich.
Period of stay, as first-in-ranking-order award-holder for session 2015/2016 of an Erasmus Plus scholarship at the Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein of the University of Vienna. I fully attended three courses – approved by the Learning Agreement – and sat the relevant three examinations plus one more examination that did not form part of the agreed plan. Teachers: Herr Prof. Herbert Bannert and Herr Prof. Stefan Büttner: Griechisches Seminar–Spätantikes Epos 10 ECTS (Prof. H. Bannert), Masterseminar Griechisch 5 ECTS (Prof. S. Büttner), Teilgebiet der altgriechischen Literatur–Prosa 4 ECTS (Prof. S. Büttner), UE Griechische Stilistik 4 ECTS (Prof. H. Bannert).
Certificate of participation in the first round of the programme German for Students of Classical Studies (GSCS), coordinated by Frau Professor Dr. Anja Bettenworth. This was a six-week language course, from 01.06.2015 to 10.07.2015, which, along with a series of lessons in German focussing on material regarding the teaching of the discipline of Classics in Europe, has enabled me to attend conferences and seminars held, during the Sommersemester 2015, at the Institut für Altertumskunde Klassische Philologie of the University of Cologne, together with excursions to archaeological sites of major significance (for example, the archaeological park of the ‘Colonia Ulpia Traiana’ at Xanten) located in the Rhineland.