Margherita Guglielmina CASSIA

Associate Professor of Roman history [L-ANT/03]
Office: Cattedra di Storia romana, stanza 232, ex Monastero dei Benedettini
Phone: 095-7102557
Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 08:00 to 09:00 piattaforma Microsoft TEAMS

  • 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.
  • Member of the Association Internationale d’Epigraphie grecque et latine (A.I.E.G.L.) from 2017.
  • Member of the Associazione Internazionale di Studi Tardoantichi (A.I.S.T.) from 2017.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Incontro di Studio su I segni del potere, il potere dei segni, Catania 20-21 ottobre 2016.
  • Member of the Committee of Editorial Staff of Siculorum Gymnasium. A Journal for the Humanities.
  • Member of Centro di Archeologia Cretese of University of Catania from 2018.

  • Ordinary Member of Società Italiana di Storia della Medicina (S.I.S.M.) from 2019.

Up-to-date 14th december 2019.

Academic Year  

Cassia's interests include:

  • characteristics and functions of towns and villages in specific Anatolian regional areas (Cappadocia, Pontus)
  • society, economy and culture in the letters of Basil of Caesarea
  • relationship between political history, ethnogeography and family ties in the Augustean Strabo
  • slavery and social mobility in Hellenistic-Roman Anatolia
  • 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)
  • university didactics of ancient history
  • female condition and epigraphic evidence in the imperial age (Egypt, Sicily, Asia Minor)

Updates 24th July 2020.