Dr. Scott DiGiulio

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Dr. Scott DiGiulio

Associate Professor and Classics Section Head

1300 Lee Hall




Ph.D. in Classics, Brown University (2015)

A.B. in Classics, Harvard University (2009)

Joined CMLL in: 




Spring 2024 Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm; Wednesday 10:30am-11:30am; and by appointment

Scott studies the intersection of Roman literature, scholarship, and readers; his primary research focuses on Latin prose literature, especially antiquarian miscellanies and their reception of earlier Greek and Roman historical, literary, and philosophical material. His first book, Reading Miscellany in the Roman Empire: Aulus Gellius and the Imperial Prose Collection, to be published by Oxford University Press, explores the compositional techniques and authorial strategies of Gellius’ miscellany in its Roman and Second Sophistic contexts. Scott’s broader research interests include Second Sophistic literary and intellectual culture, prose of the Roman Empire (especially collected literature), and the intersection of epigraphy and literary texts. Since 2014, he has served as the project manager for the US Epigraphy Project, and was a member of the research team for the recently concluded international project "Visible Words: Research and Training in Digital Contextual Epigraphy."

Research Interests

  • Roman imperial literature
  • Intellectual culture of the High Roman Empire
  • Miscellanistic literature
  • Ancient reading practice
  • Digital epigraphy

Teaching Interests

  • Latin literature
  • Greek literature
  • Roman history
  • Ancient drama
  • Ancient mythology

Notable Awards

  • College of Arts and Sciences Research Award (Humanities), Mississippi State University, 2024
  • Donald Zacharias Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Mississippi State University, 2022
  • Loeb Classical Library Fellowship, 2021
  • College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award (Humanities), Mississippi State University, 2021
  • Schillig Special Teaching Projects Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mississippi State University, 2021
  • Research Scholarship for Young Researchers, Fondation Hardt, 2017
  • France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference Grant, with I. Kuin (University of Groningen), and J. Arthur-Montagne (High Point University), 2015
  • Fellow, Venice International University Advanced Seminar in the Humanities, 2013-2014

Recent Publications


Reading Miscellany in the Roman Empire: Aulus Gellius and the Imperial Prose Collection, forthcoming, Oxford University Press.

Edited Books

DocuMentality: New Approaches to Documents in the Roman Empire. J. Arthur-Montagne, S. DiGiulio, and I. Kuin, eds., Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 132 (De Gruyter 2022). (http://doi.org/10.1515/9783110791914)

Articles and Chapters

“ποικίλα ποικίλως: Situating Aelian’s Miscellanistic Programs Between Greek and Roman Models of Variety in the Second Sophistic,” TAPA 153.1 (2023): 213-251. (https://doi.org/10.1353/apa.2023.a901021)

“Dead Letters, Documentality, and the Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius,” in DocuMentality (J. Arthur-Montagne, S. DiGiulio, and I. Kuin, eds.) (2022): 181-208. (https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110791914-008)

“The Compiler Compiled: Didymus in Imperial Scholarly and Miscellanistic Literature.” In T. R. P. Coward and E. E. Prodi, eds., Didymus and Greco-Roman Learning, BICS 63.2 (2020): 79-94. (http://doi.org/10.1093/bics/qbaa018)

“Reading and (Re)Writing the Auctores: Poliziano and the Ancient Roman Miscellany,” Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Literatures 4 (2020): 33-58. (http://doi.org/10.21825/jolcel.vi4.16470)

“Gellius’ Strategies of Reading (Gellius): Miscellany and the Active Reader in Noctes Atticae Book 2.” Classical Philology 115.2 (2020): 242-264. (http://doi.org/10.1086/708236)

“Monumenta rerum ac disciplinarum? Varro’s Reception in Gellius’ Noctes Atticae.” American Journal of Philology 139.2 (2018): 311-341. (https://doi.org/10.1353/ajp.2018.0015)

Other Affiliations

Senior Research Associate, Cobb Institute of Archaeology


Inscriptional Encoding Advisor, International (Digital) Dura-Europos Archive

Project Manager, U.S. Epigraphy Project

Faculty Adviser, Classics Club at Mississippi State University

Faculty Adviser, Mississippi State Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi

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