Mario De Nonno (Castellammare di Stabia, 30th January 1954) has been Full Professor in the scientific-disciplinary sector ‘Latin Language and Literature’ since 1986, first in Chieti, then at Sapienza University of Rome, and finally – since its foundation – at Roma Tre University. Here he has assumed several positions over the years: he was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Director of the Ancient World Studies Department, and then Director of the Humanities Department. He was a member of the Academic Senate from 1997 to 2017, and he also worked at different times as Coordinator of the Departmental Directors Board and Coordinator of the Academic Senate Research Commission.
His main research area is the grammatical and erudite Latin tradition, with particular focus on problems related to manuscripts transmission and textual criticism. His most recent lines of research include teaching practices in the Antiquity and the relation between language and law in Ancient Constantinople. In 2010, he wrote the opening chapter of the “Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies” on transmission and textual criticism in Latin literature. He wrote more detailed philological contributions on Plautus, Naevius, Ennius, Caecilius Statius, Lucilius, Cicero, Sallustius, Virgilius, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, and to late antiquity poets and writers. He currently collaborates to the critical edition of Ulpiano’s ‘De officio proconsulis’.
Complete bibliography available at: Link identifier #identifier__191234-1http://studiumanistici.uniroma3.it/mdenonno/curriculum/.
In 1996 he was awarded the President of the Italian Republic National Prize for moral, historical and philological sciences by the ‘Accademia dei Lincei’. He is currently a member of the Committee for the National Edition of Biondo Flavio’s work, as well as of the ‘Pontificia Academia Latinitatis’ and the ‘Academia Europaea’. He is a member of Scientific and/or Steering Committees of several A-class philological journals. Since 2001 he has been Director of the international series of critical editions ‘Collectanea grammatica Latina’ (Weidmann Publishing). He was National Coordinator of co-financed PRIN projects in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2009. He participated in the publication project of the ‘Scriptores iuris Romani’ (S. U. M. – Florence), and in this role he was awarded a Senior Fellowship at the University of California (Berkeley – Robbins Collection) in 2007.