Focusing on the so-called 'new Posidippus', Margherita Maria Di Nino's I fiori campestri di Posidippo investigates the main linguistic and stylistic features of the recently-discovered Posidippean epigrams as well as the sources from which the poet drew his inspiration. The book provides a detailed commentary of the 7th and the 8th sections of P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309, which contain epitaphs for sea victims (Nauagika) and epigrams recording Asclepius' miraculous healings (Iamatika). The strictly philological analysis of the poems is complemented by a detailed comparison between Posidippus' poetic lexis and the language documented in literary and inscriptional epitaphs for sea victims as well as in the shrine inscriptions from Lebena, Epidaurus and Rome.
Date of birth: 20.02.1976, Ancona (Italy). 1995-2001: BA in Classics (110/110 summa cum laude), University of Bologna. 2002: Awarded the Amedeo Vaioli. Prize for the best dissertation in Greek and Latin Philology (2000-2002), University of Bologna. 2002-2005: PhD in Greek and Latin Philology (Optimum), University of Bologna. Summer 2003/ July 2004- February 2007: Visiting scholar at the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University. 2004-2007: Editor of the bibliographic journal Poiesis. Bibliografia della poesia greca, rivista di aggiornamento bibliografico, directed by M. Di Marco and B.M. Palumbo Stracca. 16.10-02.12.2006: Research scholarship at the Hardt Foundation, Geneva. 2007-2008: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Institut für Klassische Philologie, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main. 2007-2008: Grant from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. 2008-2009: Junior Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C. 2009: Adjunct Lecturer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universtität, Frankfurt/Main. 2010: External Research Associate for the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies. 2010-2011: Non residential special scientist, Department for Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus, Nicosia. 2012 bis heute: Assistant Professor (position funded by the DFG Foundation), Institut für Klassische Philologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/Main.