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Ortega Hall 327C University of New Mexico Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Albuquerque, NM 87131-1146 Fax: (505) 277-3599 Email:
1988, Ph.D., in Classics/Medieval Latin, UCLA.
1984, C. Phil., in Classics/Medieval Latin, UCLA
1981, M.A., in Classics/French/German, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1978, B.A. in Classics, UCLA
My interests are the Classics, from Homer to Vergil, as well as Medieval Latin, and Dante Studies. I have done extensive research on biblical commentaries from Ireland, Germany and Italy, and edited Medieval Latin manuscripts.
As a native of Sardinia I have always been interested in Bronze Age archaeology. I am working on a book on the migrations of the Sherden, one of the Sea Peoples tribes, from the Caucasus to Asia Minor and the Mediterranean area. I'm exploring the connections between the Minoan civilization and the cultures of the Western Mediterranean, including the Etruscan culture and its yet undeciphered language.
On a more mundane level, I love the outdoors, hiking, snorkeling and traveling. I especially love to return home to my native Sardinia and to Venice, Italy.