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Pasquali Foundation

The Fondazione Pasquali is based at the Scuola and annually grants twelve-month scholarships for postgraduate courses in philological, archaeological, historical and classical disciplines.

The scholarships are awarded on the results of public competitions based on qualifications and exams (interviews), to which Italian and foreign citizens who have the requisites specified in the call are admitted.

The Foundation was established in implementation of the provisions of the last will of Mrs. Maria Nosei, widow of Giorgio Pasquali, who was professor in charge of the Classical Philology Seminar at the Scuola from 1930 to 1952; it was recognized by ministerial decree No. 66 (November 16, 1993), published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale of 21.3.1994.

Authorities of the Foundation

Executive Council

  • Vincenzo Barone, Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore, President
  • Gianpiero Rosati, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Andrea Giardina, full professor of Roman History, Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Alessandro Schiesaro, full professor of Latin literature, "La Sapienza" University of Rome
  • Aldo Rizzo, official of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Secretary

Biography of Giorgio Pasquali

Giorgio Pasquali

(Born Rome 29 April 1885-d. Belluno 9 July 1952)

He graduated in Rome on 27 June 1907, with a thesis on La commedia mitologica e i suoi precedenti nella letteratura greca (The Mythological Comedy and its precedents in Greek literature)

Holder of a ministerial allowance for studies abroad, in Göttingen, from September 1908 to 1909

"Libero docente" (a now outmoded type of lecturer) in Rome in April 1910

Greek and Latin Grammar chair and substitute for Greek literature at Messina in 1911-12

Lecturer at Göttingen from 1912-13 to 1914-15

Greek literature chair in Florence  (Vitelli’s former chair) from 1915-16 to 1919-20

Winner of call at Messina (D.M. of 19 November 1920)

Transferred from 1921-22, and promoted to full professor of Greek Literature in Florence (July 1, 1924), subsequently assigned the chair of Latin and Greek literature (D.M. 26 January 1937); from the early 1930s in charge of classical Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.

(from D.Pieraccioni, Giorgio Pasquali sotto concorso, in "Belfagor", XL, 1985, 3, pp.315-327)