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Matteo Cadario


Matteo Cadario

Archeologia classica (L-ANT/07)

Matteo Cadario

Archeologia classica (L-ANT/07)


I wanted to be an archaeologist since always, and for this reason, after completing a high school diploma, I graduated in Classics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with a thesis in Roman archeology (1994), I did a specialization at university from Aix en Provence in 1996, I specialized in Classical Archeology at the University of Milan (2000) and received my doctorate from the University of Perugia (2003).

From 2004 to 2009 I taught Archeology and History of Roman Art at the University of Milan; from 2014 to 2015 Archeology of the Provinces at the School of Specialization of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. I have participated in the organization of exhibitions and preparation of various catalogs and worked in scholastic publishing. I was eventually hired as an associate professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Udine in November 2014. I currently teach Roman Archeology, History of Greek and Roman Art and Exegesis of (Archaeological) Sources.

I mainly deal with Greek and Roman sculpture, with a particular interest in military images, the language of bodies in the Hellenistic and Roman portrayal and the relationship between the choice of a particular statuary type and its context. Another more specific theme of which I am interested in are the quotations of statues and the lexicon referring to sculpture, above all honorary, in ancient sources. My other works have been dedicated to iconography, modern collecting of antiquity and the memory of antiquity.


Reception and Transformation of the Greek Repertory in Roman late-Republican Portraits: the role of the fringed cloak in the military image

in: E. von den Hoff, F. Queyrel, É. Perrin-Saminadayar (curr.), Eikones. Portraits en contexte. Recherches nouvelles sur les portraits grecs, Venosa 2016, 295–315.

Gli spazi pubblici di rappresentazione tra memoria civica e celebrazione imperiale a Luni e in Cisalpina

in: S. Agusta-Boularot, E. Rosso (curr.), Signa et tituli. Monuments et espaces de représentation en Gaule Méridionale sous le regard croisé de la sculpture et de l'épigraphie, Aix-en Provence 2015, 91–110

Preparing for Triumph. Graecae Artes as Roman Booty in L. Mummius’ Campaign (146 BC)

in: C.H. Lange, F.J. Vervaet (curr.), The Roman Republican Triumph beyond the Spectacle, Analecta Romana Instituti Danici – Suppl. 45, Roma 2014, 83–101.

Il linguaggio dei corpi nel ritratto romano

in: E. La Rocca, C. Parisi Presicce, con A. Lo Monaco (curr.), Ritratti. Le tante facce del potere, Roma 2011, 209–221.

«Signum periturae Troiae». Gli “altri Laocoonti” nella pittura romana

in: G. Bejor (cur.), Il Laocoonte dei Musei Vaticani 500 anni dalla scoperta, Milano 2007, 45–103.