Main interests include Greek and Latin poetry on stone, Greek and
Latin epigram, the new and the old Posidippus, Hellenistic poetry.
Other research themes include Callimachus, ancient biography,
history of classical scholarship, didactics of Ancient Greek especially in case of dyslexia.
Greek and Latin poetry on stone is the main research
interest. While epigram is the most prevalent – and best-known –
inscribed genre, the panorama of Greek and Latin inscribed poetry
is by far more various and only partly investigated. Hymns,
oracles, commemorations and encomia: these are only a few of the
songs preserved as carved on a visible and lasting surface. Several
studies on Greek and Latin carmina epigraphica, especially those
focusing on their literary features, have cast a fresh light on the
numerous and complex ties between inscribed and literary poetry.
These results show how necessary is to approach a corpus of texts
as rich and various as that of the carmina epigraphica in order to
study Greek and Latin inscribed poetry properly, keeping its
general profile and features in mind without missing the
A research on Greek and Latin epigram cannot be separated
from that on inscribed poetry, since epigram is the inscribed
poetry par excellence. Among literary epigrams a special
attention is paid to those by Posidippus from Pella, both
the so-called old Posidippus and the new Posidippus (the epigrams
preserved by P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309), and those by
Another research subject is Greek and Latin biography,
with a special regard to Lobon of Argos' On Poets, which
offers an interesting example of Hellenistic biography with
features common to other learned genres.
Several works were devoted to the history of classical
scholarship: some unpublished texts by Wilhelm Otto Croenert
were brought to light for the first time; a special attention was
paid also to Tadeusz Zielinski and Bruno Snell.