Cinzia Grifoni

Semantics and narratives of ethnicity

This subproject aims at winning a large view on how ethnical concepts and terminology have been understood and used by literary works from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages (4th — 9th c. CE). Reviewing and evaluating all by edition available sources, both Latin and Greek, will be the first step to reach this aim. Particular attention will be paid to the post-imperial use of such concepts like Romanitas/Romanus. The most interesting passages will be collected in a database and put on the web as an open resource, which will make inquiries possible with regard to content, century or geographical area.