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Emilio Capettini *16

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I received my BA and MA equivalents from the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. I completed my PhD in 2016 with a dissertation entitled “An Improbable Symphony: Genealogy, Paternity, and Identity in Heliodorus’ Aethiopica.”  In July 2016, I took up an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Classics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At the moment, I am working on a book that explores the dynamics of selfhood in Heliodorus’ Aethiopica. My next project will focus, respectively, on the transformations of Aristotle’s concept of man as “political animal” in the first three centuries CE and on the ways queer writers and artists engaged with classical antiquity as they contested the politics of representation and memory that surrounded the AIDS epidemic.