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Aglae Pizzone

Fellow of Humanities
Department of Language and Culture


Aglae Pizzone is an assistant professor at the Department of Language, Culture, History and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark.

After earning her PhD the University of Milan and before joining the University of Southern Denmark, Aglae Pizzone carried research in France, the USA,  the UK, and Switzerland.

Currently she is developing a project investigating the emergence of a secular, non-confessional Self in Byzantium, working comparatively with Arabic and Western vernacular literatures.

Recent publications include:

  • ‘Emotions and Audiences in Eustathios of Thessaloniki’s Commentaries on Homer’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 70, (2016) 225-244
  • ‘Tzetzes’Historiai: a Byzantine “Book of Memory”?’, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 41.2 (2017), 182-207
  • ‘History Has no End: Originality and Human Progress in Eustathios’ Second Oration for Michael III o tou Anchialou’, in Katzaros V., Pontani F.M. and Sarris V.,Reading Eustathios of Thessalonike, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017, 331-355.

Aglae Pizzone is a byzantinist with a training in classics. In her research she focuses on cultural history and history of the ideas. She has worked on conceptualizations of fiction and imagination from Graeco-Roman to Medieval times as well as on the history of emotions in Byzantium.

For more information about Aglae Pizzone, please refer to the SDU Research Portal.