MSCA PF Fellow: Max Bergamo

PDFProject:  BridgHe - Bridging Greek Philosophy, Christianity, and Islam: An Edition of the Late Antique Testimonies of Heraclitus

Max Bergamo


MSCA Fellow: Max Bergamo

UNIPD Supervisor:  Luciano Bossina

Department:  Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World

Total Contribution:  Euro 265.099,19

Project Duration in months: 36

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Max Bergamo studied Classics and Philosophy in Padua, where he also graduated from the Galilean School of Higher Education, and Munich and received his PhD in Philosophy and in Greek Philology both from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (MUSAΦ) and from Sorbonne Université (Centre Léon Robin), with a thesis on the Stoic reception of Heraclitus. He worked as assistant professor at the LMU Munich and held research fellowships at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples, at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (Centre Jean Pépin), and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (LEM). His main research interests concern Presocratic thought and its reception in Antiquity, Hellenistic and Roman philosophy (Stoicism in particular), doxography, Graeco-Arabic studies, and the history of the classical tradition (e.g. Nietzsche). As a MSCA research fellow, he will be working on a project (BridgHe) based at the Department of Historical, Geographical and Ancient Sciences (DiSSGeA), under the supervision of Prof. Luciano Bossina, in collaboration with the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations (NELC) of Yale University (Prof. Dimitri Gutas). The main objective of the project is to produce the first complete edition of the Late Antique testimonies concerning the early Greek philosopher Heraclitus. This edition will include a translation of the texts in the various relevant languages (mainly Greek and Arabic, but also Latin, Coptic, and Syriac) and a running commentary of the testimonies. By stressing the remarkable patterns of continuity characterising the philosophical and literary production pertaining to research fields such as Greek Philosophy, Christianity, and Islam, the project will also provide the very first in-depth study of the reception of the thought and the tenets of Heraclitus in the fundamental Late Antique period.