Aglae Pizzone is a byzantinist with a training in classics. After earning her PhD at the University of Milan and before joining SDU, she has carried research in France, the States, UK, and Switzerland. In her research she focuses on cultural history and history of the ideas. She has worked on conceptualizations of fiction and imagination from Graeco-Roman to Medieval times as well as on the history of emotions in Byzantium.
Recent publications include: ‘Emotions and Audiences in Eustathios of Thessaloniki’s Commentaries on Homer’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 70, (2016) 225-244; ‘Tzetzes’ Historiai: a Byzantine “Book of Memory”?’, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 41.2 (2017), 182-207, and ‘History Has no End: Originality and Human Progress in Eustathios’ Second Oration for Michael III o tou Anchialou’, in Katzaros V., Pontani F.M. and Sarris V., Reading Eustathios of Thessalonike, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017, 331-355.
Currently she is developing a project investigating the emergence of a secular, non-confessional Self in Byzantium, working comparatively with Arabic and Western vernacular literatures.