Rocco Di Dio

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Di Dio
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Rocco Di Dio holds a PhD in Renaissance Studies from the University of Warwick (2015). His research project focussed on the analysis of three working notebooks produced by the Renaissance scholar Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499). Prior to moving to the UK, he studied Classics and Greek Palaeography and Codicology at the University of Torino (BA 2007; MA 2010).

At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Rocco will work on the edition and translation of a set of hitherto unstudied drafts of Marsilio Ficino’s Commentarium in Platonis Convivium De Amore (1470).


Research Interests

Palaeography and Manuscript Studies; Platonic Philosophy and Medieval and Renaissance Reception of Platonism; Latin and Neo-Latin Literature; Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance reading and scribal practices and methods of text storing and note-taking.



‘“Selecta colligere”: Marsilio Ficino and Renaissance Reading Practicesʼ, in Sara Miglietti and Sarah Parker (eds), Reading Publics in Renaissance Europe 1450-1650 (Special issue of History of European Ideas, 2016), pp. 1-12

ʽMarsilio Ficino e la traduzione crisolorina della Repubblica. A proposito di alcuni marginalia del cod. Ambr. F 19 sup.ʼ, Medioevo Greco 13 (2013), pp. 73-88