Veronica Bucciantini

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: 10 September -  22 October, 2017

After the PhD in Ancient Greek History at the University of Florence, Veronica Bucciantini coordinated the Project of the continuation of the Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (The Geographers) FGrHist V at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin. Then with a Gerda Henkel Fellwoship studied for three years at Department for Ancient History at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. From 2013 she was teaching Greek History at the Department DILEF (Lettere e Filosofia) of the University of Florence and in 2015 she was Visiting Professor at the Katolische Universität of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Bayern.

Title of the project

The route of Nearchus the Cretan by land and sea: interdisciplinary and intertextuality approach to the early greek Alexander's historiography.

Research interests: Ancient Greek Geography and the Representation of the space, History of Ancient Geography, Ancient Greek historiography and geographical writings, Alexander the Great in the East, Alexander’s Historians. 

Selected bibliography

►Bucciantini, V., (2017). From the Indus to the Pasitigris: Some Remarks on the Periplus of Nearchus in the Arrian’s Indiké. In: Moving East and Back to West: With Alexander in India and Central Asia. C. Antonetti, P. Biagi (eds.). Oxbow Books. London, 279-292.

►Bucciantini, V., (2016): Gleichnamige Flüsse und Städte: geographische Namenserklärung oder topographische Geschichtlichkeit? Das Beispiel von Zariaspa/Baktra. In: Orbis Terrarum 12 (2014, publ. 2016). 45–56.

►Bucciantini, V., (2016). Megastene e la Reiseliteratur: resoconti di viaggio tra descrizione, memoria e rappresentazione. In "Megasthenes und seine Zeit. Megasthenes and His Time”. Akten der Internationalen Tagung „Megasthenes, Apollodoros and Isidoros Greek Views of India and the Parthian Empire“. Kiel, 27.-30.6.2012. Herausgegeben von J. Wiesehöfer, H. Brinkhaus und R. Bichler. Classica et Orientalia Band 13. Wiesbaden. Harassowitz Verlag. 36-62.

►Bucciantini, V., (2015). Geographical description and historical narrative in the tradition on Alexander's expedition. In: Brill’s Companion to Ancient Geography, The Inhabited World in Greek and Roman Tradition, S. Bianchetti, M.R.Cataudella, H.-J. Gehrke, (eds.). Leiden. Brill Verlag. 98-109.

►Bucciantini, V., (2015): Studio su Nearco di Creta. Dalla geografia descrittiva alla narrazione storica. Studi di Storia Greca e Romana n.11. Alessandria. Edizioni dell’Orso.

►Bucciantini, V., (2014). Verschiebungen eines Mythos im Mittelmeerraum: Aeaea, die Kirke’ s Insel. In: 11. Kolloquium zur Historischen Geographie des Altertums, Mobilität in den Kulturen der antiken Mittelmeerwelt. E.Olshausen, V. Sauer (eds.). Geographica Historica, Bd 31. Franz Steiner Verlag. Stuttgart. 71-80.

►Bucciantini, V., (2014). Scienza geografica e sapere periplografico: le isole del lato orientale della penisola Arabica nella carta di Tolemeo. In: Atti del Convegno Internazionale "Tracce di presenza greca fra Etiopia e India" Firenze 21-22 Maggio 2012. Sileno. Agorà Edizioni La Spezia. 41-55.

►Bucciantini, V., (2013). Misurazioni e distanze marittime nel Periplo di Nearco. In: Vermessung der Oikoumene. K. Geus, M. Rathmann (Hrsg.). Berlin. De Gruyter. 65-76.

►Bucciantini, V., (2013). Le annotazioni manoscritte del Decano William Vincent al volume The Voyage of Nearchus conservato nella Westminster Abbey Library, D’ Arrien à William Vincent: Le Périple de Néarque et sa postérité. In: Geographia Antiqua 22. 77-89.

►Bucciantini, V., (2013). Appunti sulla descrizione dell' India nel terzo libro delle Storie di Erodoto. In: Herodots Wege des Erzählens. Logos und Topos in den Historien. K. Geus, E. Irwin, T. Poiss (Hrsg.). Peter Lang Verlagsgruppe. Frankfurt. 43-54.

►Bucciantini, V., (2012). The limits of knowledge: explorations and information from the Horn of Africa to the East African coast in the Greco-Roman tradition. In: Autour du Périple de la Mer Érythrée. Séminaire de recherche lundi 13 et mardi 14 décembre 2010. Lyon, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux. M-F. Boussac, J.-F. Salles; J.-B. Yon (eds.). Topoi. Orient-Occident Supplément 11. Lyon. 159-172.