Fellow of Accademia dei Lincei, British Academy, Medieval Academy of America and National Institute of Astrophysics, taught comparative literature at Sapienza University in Rome and at the University of Italian Switzerland.

A Dantist, Anglicist, scholar of myth and the Bible, he has also been active in translation. He directs the “Greek and Latin Writers” Series of the Lorenzo Valla Foundation. He writes in L’indice dei libri del mese and Il Sole 24 ore.

He has won the Feltrinelli dei Lincei Prize for Literary Criticism, the De Sanctis Prize, and the Balzan Literature Prize.

More info: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piero_Boitani