FO ALESSANDRO

Presentation

Alessandro Fo was born in Legnano, near Milan, in 1955 and is a Full Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Siena.

He has long privileged the study of Late Antique Latin literature: among other things, he edited Rutilius Namatianus’ De reditu (Torino, Einaudi, 1994; with introduction, translation and commentary) and Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (Milano, Frassinelli, 2003; updated reprint Torino, Einaudi, 2010; with introduction, translation and notes).

In more recent times, he translated anew, Virgil’s Aeneid (Torino, Einaudi, 2012; with Fo’s introduction and Filomena Giannotti’s notes) and Catullus’ Carmina (Torino, Einaudi, 2018; with Fo’s own introduction and extensive commentary). Free access to a reading of the Aeneid, in «barbaric hexameters», is available online at https://www.spreaker.com/show/alessandro-fo-legge-leneide-di-virgilio. Similarly, a sample of his complete «barbaric» translations of Catullus can be heard online at https://www.spreaker.com/show/alessandro-fo-legge-le-poesie-di-catullo. His scholarly interests include Classical Reception and contemporary Italian literature.Besides other prizes he was awarded the Premio Letterario Viareggio Rèpaci in 2014 for his poetry collection Mancanze (Torino, Einaudi, 2014).

Office hours

  • Sunday from 05:00 to 07:00
    Place: a causa di una difettosa programmazione del sistema, vedere direttamente quanto precisato sopra e in https://docenti.unisi.it/it/fo
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Friday 10:15-12:00 a.m.

All the meetings will held in room 419.

In case of need please send an e-mail to alessandrofo55@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching activities

Completion accademic year: 2023/2024

Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2022/2023
Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2022/2023

Completion accademic year: 2022/2023

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2022/2023
Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE A.Y. 2022/2023
Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2021/2022
Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2021/2022

Completion accademic year: 2021/2022

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2021/2022
Course year: 3 First cycle degree (DM 270) HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE A.Y. 2019/2020
Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2020/2021
Course year: 2 First cycle degree (DM 270) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY A.Y. 2020/2021

Research

Selected publications:

  • Fo, A. (2018). Gaio Valerio Catullo, Le poesie, testo, traduzione, introduzione e commento a cura di Alessandro FO, con interventi di Alfredo Mario MORELLI e Andrea RODIGHIERO. Torino : Einaudi. - view more
  • Fo, A., Giannotti, F. (2012). PUBLIO VIRGILIO MARONE, Eneide, traduzione e cura di Alessandro Fo, Note di Filomena Giannotti. Torino : Einaudi. - view more
  • Fo, A. (2019). Poeti per Catullo: uno sguardo alla recente poesia italiana. PAIDEIA, 74(pars prior (I/II)), 171-200. - view more
  • Fo, A. (2019). «Le cose consuete e vere»: Gadda e Catullo. SCHEDE UMANISTICHE, XXXIII/2, 47-70. - view more
  • Fo, A. (2020). Il messaggio d'Enea (un momento alto della vita), 5-10. - view more