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Nicolo Sassi


Research Interests


I am a historian and a philologist. I began my studies in Italy, specializing in late ancient and Byzantine studies under the supervision of prof. Silvia Ronchey and Pia Carolla. I am currently a 2nd year PhD student at Indiana University – Bloomington, working with Jeremy Schott. After concluding my Master’s degree, I completed my paleographical training on the manuscripts of the monastery of S. John the Theologian in Patmos, Greece. Broadly, I am interested in early Christian, late antique, and Byzantine religious literature, with a special focus on syncretism, history of mysticism, and translation studies. I’m currently working on two articles: a study investigating the relationship between the Corpus Areopagiticum and Stephen Bar Sudaili’s Book of the Holy Hierotheos, and another on the theology of image in the Barlaam and Ioasaf.


"Mystical Union as Acknowledgment: Pseudo-Dionysius’ Account of Henosis", in Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies vol. 56 n. 4 (2016), p. 771-784.


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