Carmelo Ugo CRIMIProfessor of Byzantine civilization [L-FIL-LET/07]
Web Site: unict.academia.edu/CarmeloCrimi
Carmelo Crimi (Lentini, 6 March 1949) is Bachelor of Arts (“Lettere Classiche”, University of Catania, 18.10.1971) with 110/110 and praise. He is Full Professor in the Department of Humanities, University of Catania. His academic field of research is the “Byzantine Civilisation” (L-FIL-LET/07). His actual courses are: "Byzantine History" (Letters, first level degree) and "Byzantine Philology" (Classical Philology, second level degree). He is a Member of the “Associazione Italiana di Studi Bizantini”, of the “Associazione di Studi Tardoantichi” and of the “Istituto Siciliano di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici”.
He studied under the supervision of the Classicist Quintino Cataudella and the Byzantinist Rosario Anastasi, and in the course of his academic career has scrutinized above all the Christian Greek and the Byzantine poetry: his numerous papers range critical editions of texts, historical ad philological notes, reviews of books. His main interests include also the Late Antique and Byzantine hagiography with various papers on St. Agata, St. Barbara, St. Atanasio di Metone.
Following his magistri, prof. Crimi privileges constantly the historical-philological approach to the authors of the past and gives relief to the processes of transmission of their works. In this perspective, he contributed several papers on the history of the texts of Gregory of Nazianzus and on their Fortleben in the Byzantine world and in Humanism. In particular, he has presented in prestigious scientific Meetings – viz. the Congresses of the “Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino” - some papers specifically dedicated to these important themes.
He has published the critical editions of the Byzantine anacreonteum "For the restoration of the venerable and holy images" of Michael the Syncellus (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome 1990) and of the important carmen I, 2, 10 de virtute of Gregory Nazianzen (Pisa 1995, in the series “Poeti cristiani”: the volume comprises also the editio princeps of Antonio Tudertino’s Latin translation).
He (with R. Palla, M.G. Moroni and A. Dessì) has published the book "Gregorio di Nazianzo in Occidente", I, Pisa 2010, which examines analytically the printed editions and translations of Gregory of Nazianzus produced in the period ranging from 1500 to 1549.
He had published the critical edition (Rivista di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici n.s. 52, 2015, pp. 33-91) of Arsenius' "Verses on Holy Sunday".