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Monica Berti awarded a degree in Ancient Greek History at the University of Turin, and a PhD in Ancient History at the University of Genoa. Her main interests are focused on Greek History and Historiography, Epigraphy, Papyrology, and Digital Humanities.

She has worked on Sixth and Fifth Century Athens. Much of her research has been devoted to the institution of ostracism and the history of the Areopagos Council. She has published a monograph on Hipparchos son of Charmos, the first man ostracized in Athens: Fra tirannide e democrazia. Ipparco figlio di Carmo e il destino dei Pisistratidi ad Atene. Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso. 2004.

She works also in the field of papyrology, editing texts of the collection of Ptolemaic papyri of the University of Genoa. In 2003 she participated in a seminar organized by the Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli" of Florence, working on inedited texts of the Heroninos archive.

Her current interests are focused both on Greek Historiography and Digital Humanities. She has just published the first volume of the edition of the fragments of Istrus the Callimachean for the Italian series "I Frammenti degli Storici Greci": Istro il Callimacheo, I, Testimonianze e frammenti su Atene e sull'Attica. Tivoli (Roma): Tored. 2009.

She works with the staff of the Perseus Digital Library on a project aiming to build a digital corpus of Greek fragmentary authors within the Perseus collection of classical sources.

She is editor of the blog Fragmentary Texts.

Beside these works, she is interested in the history of ancient libraries. She is editor-in-chief of a project whose goal is the publication of a digital collection of sources on the Museum and the Ancient Library of Alexandria.


Monica Berti