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Eva Del Soldato

Charles Speroni Visiting Associate Professor

Eva Del Soldato is an Associate Professor of Italian Studies in the FIGS Department at the University of Pennsylvania and Charles Speroni Chair (2023) for the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies. She is an intellectual historian, whose works focus mainly on the reception of the Aristotelian and Platonic traditions in the early modern period. She is the author of the monographs Simone Porzio (Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura 2010), and Early Modern Aristotle. On the Making and Unmaking of Authority (University of Pennsylvania Press 2020), devoted to the strategic uses of Aristotle (and Plato) as authorities in the early modern period. She has also published several articles and editions, including the Italian translation of Bessarion’s In calumniatorem Platonis (2014). She has co-edited the volumes City, Court, Academy. Language Choice in Early Modern Italy (Routledge 2017), Harmony and Contrast. Plato and Aristotle in the Early Modern Period (Oxford University Press 2022), and Plato in the Italian Universities (Brepols, forthcoming).