Margherita Guglielmina CASSIA

Associate Professor of Roman history [L-ANT/03]
Office: Cattedra di Storia romana, stanza 232, ex Monastero dei Benedettini
Email: mcassia@unict.it
Phone: 095-7102557
Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 08:00 to 10:00 Stanza 232 - ex Monastero dei Benedettini



  • Ph.D. in Ancient History (Roma 1997).
  • Research grant in Roman History (Catania 1999-2003).
  • Associate Professor of Roman History at Catania University, Department of Humanities.
  • Member of the Commission for the admission examinations for Master's Degree in Classical Philology, LM-15 from 2011 onwards.
  • Member of the Academic Board of the Research Doctorate (XXXIII cycle) in Heritage Sciences and Cultural Production (University of Catania) coordinated by prof. Pietro Militello.
  • Member of the Joint Commission of the Department of Humanities 2016-2020 (four-year period).
  • Representative of Associate Professors in the Junta of the Department of Humanities Council  from  the end of 2016 to 2020.
  • Member of the Editorial Secretariat of Orpheus. Review of classical and Christian Humanity from 2000.
  • Member of the Consulta Universitaria di Storia Greca e Romana (C.U.S.G.R.) from 2009 to today.
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Cassia's interests include:

  • characteristics and functions of towns and villages in specific Anatolian regional areas (Cappadocia, Pontus)
  • relationship between political history, ethnogeography and family ties in the Augustean Strabo
  • slavery in Asia Minor
  • cursus publicus in the Constantinian age
  • role of medicine in society and in the imperial economy
  • relationship between imperial power and the medical profession
  • settlement aspects and economic dynamics in island and Mediterranean contexts (Maltese archipelago, Sicily)