Nicolò Sassi

Nicolò Sassi

Graduate Student

About Nicolò Sassi

I work on the textual transmission of myths, symbols, and religious doctrines in the late ancient and medieval literatures of the Christian East, and on the phenomena of syncretism, métissage, and cross-cultural contamination that these textual migrations entail. After studying in Rome, specializing in Oriental Patristics, textual criticism, and Byzantine studies under the supervision of Silvia Ronchey and Pia Carolla, I have completed my paleographical training on the manuscripts of the monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos, Greece. My research on Pseudo-Dionysius and the religious history of sixth century Syria is published (or forthcoming) in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Orientalia Christiana Analecta, and Lexicon Philosophicum.