Classics Department
Tommaso Gazzarri

Tommaso Gazzarri

Job Title
Associate Professor of Classics
Director of the Law and Humanities Minor
ORCID 0000-0001-9915-5405
Lamont House 305

Research interests

His research interests focus on Roman Stoicism, ancient science, and silver Latin literature.

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His course offerings include Roman law, a history of ancient sexuality and gender, and engineering in the ancient world. Prof. Gazzarri is the current Director of the "Law and the Humanities Minor".


In 2010 he published an introduction, translation, and commentary of Seneca’s De Brevitate Vitae, and in 2014 a new edition of two of Plautus’ late comedies (Poenulus and Truculentus). His most recent monograph (De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2020) analyses the theory and practice of metaphors in Seneca’s prose oeuvre. Prof. Gazzarri recently published a new co-edited volume, which explores the cryptic figure of the κίναιδος/cinaedus in classical antiquity (Brill, Leiden, 2023). A new commented edition of the De Tranquillitate Animi came out in winter 2024 (Mondadori, Milan). Forthcoming projects include a volume of collected papers on Musonius Rufus and a monograph on the relations between Egyptian culture/religion and Roman stoicism in the 1st century CE. Prof. Gazzarri is the co-founder and co-director of LAS: "Lucius Annaeus Seneca. International Journal of Senecan Studies."

Book cover of De Tranquillitate Animi
Cover Cinaedus
Brevitate scheletro
LAS love letters
LAS Cropped

Academic credentials

LAUREA, Università degli Studi di Pisa; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University