Horizon 2020
The Greek Philosophical Schools

ERC Advanced Grant 885222-GreekSchools

according to Europe’s earliest ‘history of philosophy’

Towards a new pioneering critical edition of Philodemus’ Arrangement of the Philosophers

Host Institution

Università di Pisa

The University of Pisa, founded in 1343, is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions. Illustrious scientists and intellectuals, including Galileo Galilei, Giosuè Carducci, Enrico Fermi, Carlo Rubbia and many other top-ranking personalities, studied and taught there. Nowadays the University of Pisa boasts 20 departments, 2 schools, 157 study courses, 50,000 students and 1,500 lecturers. Its distinctive features are its pioneering research and teaching, with a special focus on innovation and the job market.

Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica

The Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Pisa was established in 2012, uniting five distinct departments. The name points to the main areas of research pursued by its academic staff, both individually and in research clusters. Their enquiries focus on the reconstructive and analytical study of literary and non-literary texts that span antiquity up to the present, and cover a wide geographical space that encompasses all the major European cultures and civilizations.