Enrico Maria Ariemma

Enrico Maria Ariemma is Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Salerno. His scientific production is mostly within the lines of intertextual analysis of Latin poetic texts between methodological problems and operative guidelines. He has studied the persistence of the lexicon of civil war in Latin epics in Virgil, Lucan, Statius, and Silius Italicus; to Silius Italicus in particular, he has devoted several essays and articles and a volume of lemmatic commentary on Book VIII of the Punica. He has also dealt with Greek and Latin erotic poetry, in particular the relations between Sappho, Catullus and Lucretius and the oath in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria, metatheatrical elements and the persistence of philosophy in Seneca’s tragedies, and the reception of the classics, e.g. Horace’s Odes in Pessoa and Saramago and Virgil’s Aeneid in Ungaretti. He has recently begun an exploration of the relations between hospitality, inclusion and human rights in the Greco-Latin world, with an early general contribution already published.