After attending the Liceo Classico in her hometown of Cesena, Italy, and spending a term at Lycée Henri IV in Paris, Giulia read Classics at Trinity College in Cambridge University. In her B.A. dissertation, she investigated the link between the iconography of the Sarpedon Krater by Euphronios and Raphael’s Pala Baglioni (for which she was awarded a Members’ Classical Prize for Best Dissertation). After graduating, Giulia pursued an M.A. in Classics at University College London writing a thesis on Persian voices in Herodotus’ Histories.
Her research interests reflect the diversity of her academic trajectory, ranging from philology to art history. At Columbia, she intends to focus on ancient and early modern iconography and on the fertile interaction between the two, whilst continuing her studies in Latin and Greek philology.
Throughout her studies, Giulia combined her research on the visual dimension of the Classics with fieldwork. She took part in the Cambridge excavation at the ancient Roman colony of Interamna Lirenas, and the Cambridge/Thebes Ephorate fieldwork at a Mycenaean site near Orchomenos. Most recently, she participated in the 2017 APAHA excavation at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Email Giulia Bertoni.