Federico Tanozzi is a PhD student in Ancient Heritage Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (in partnership with University of Trieste and University of Udine). His main academic research topic is Greek epic poetry and its root elements (poetic diction, formulae, themes and motives). In September 2020 he was granted a fellowship in the field of Digital and Public Humanities to create a digital-assisted semantic commentary of the traditional duel scenes in ancient epic poetry.
Since 2019 he has been working with the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH) on a semantic markup of the corpus of the archaic Greek epinician odes by Pindar and Bacchylides, based on the seminal works by Prof. Carlo Odo Pavese, as part of the Marginalia Semantica project. In 2020 his Master Degree’s thesis (a commentary on the funeral games in Quintus of Smyrna’s Posthomerica) has been awarded a prize in honour of Prof. Pavese.
He is a member of the research group Aletheia at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and collaborates with Classici Contro.
Teaching activity: Federico Tanozzi has taught Italian and Latin literature in middle and high schools and during the Academic Year 2019/2020 has held the Italian Literature course for the international students enrolled in Ca Foscari’s Foundation Year programme.