PhD, Mesopotamian Studies, University of Naples “L’Orientale” (1992)
MA, Humanities, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1987)


  • Kudurrus
  • Expressions of Space-time


  • “Ramses III and the Sea Peoples: A Structural Analysis of the Medinet Habu Inscriptions”, Orientalia 57 (1988) 275-306.
  • “A Kudurru Fragment from the Reign of Enlil-nadin-ahi”, Vicino Oriente 7 (1988) 249-252.
  • review of R. Dolce – C. Zaccagnini (Eds.), Il pane del re: Accumulo e distribuzione dei cereali nell’Oriente antico (Studi di Storia Antica 13) Bologna 1989, in: Orientalia 59 (1990) 555-556.4
  • “The Kudurru Fragment VA 213”, Annual Review of the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia 8 (1990) 1-2, Pl. XXXIII.
  • “The Terminology of Ramses III’s Historical Records. With a Formal Analysis of the War Scenes”, Orientalia 60 (1991) 9-57.
  • review of C. K. Maisels, The Emergence of Civilization. From Hunting and Gathering to Agriculture, Cities, and the State in the Near East, London/New York 1990, in: Orientalia 62 (1993) 441-442.
  • “The Role of the Sea Peoples at the End of the Late Bronze Age: A Reassessment of Textual and Archaeological Evidence”, Orientis Antiqui Miscellanea I (Roma 1994) 1-23.
  • review of J.-M. Durand (Ed.), La femme dans le Proche-Orient antique. Compte rendu de la XXXIIIe Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Paris, 7-10 juillet 1986), Paris 1987, in: Orientis Antiqui Miscellanea I (Roma 1994) 119-121.
  • review of D. Schmandt-Besserat, Before Writing. Volume I: From Counting to Cuneiform, Austin 1992, in: Orientis Antiqui Miscellanea I (Roma 1994) 121-122.
  • review of M. Yon (Ed.), Arts et industries de la pierre (= Ras Shamra-Ougarit VI), Paris 1991, in: Orientis Antiqui Miscellanea I (Roma 1994) 122-123.
  • review of M. Casanova, La vaisselle d’albâtre de Mesopotamie, d’Iran et d’Asie centrale aux IIIe et IIe millénaires av. J.-C., Paris 1991, in: Orientis Antiqui Miscellanea I (Roma 1994) 123.
  • Analysis of Variants in the Assyrian Royal Titulary. From the Origins to Tiglath-pileser III, (Annali dell’Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Series Minor 47) Napoli 1995 (published with a contribution by the Italian National Research Council).
  • “Ashurnasirpal II’s 9th Campaign: Seizing the Grain Bowl of the Phoenician Cities”, Archiv für Orientforschung 44-45 (1997/98) 156-158.
  • “The Titles of Tukulti-Ninurta I after the Babylonian Campaign: A Re-evaluation”, in: G. Frame (Ed.), From the Upper Sea to the Lower Sea: Studies on the History of Assyria and Babylonia in Honour of A. Kirk Grayson, Leiden 2004, 7-15.
  • review of E. H. Cline, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, in: The American Historical Review 120/2 (2015) 693-694.



  • Elementary Akkadian (Semitics 140A, Semitics 140B)
  • Advanced Akkadian (Semitics 141, Semitics 240)
  • Religions of the Ancient Near East (Ancient Near East/History/Religion M185D)


  • Advanced Akkadian (Semitics 141, Semitics 240)