Poems, like wine, get better with age.

Meliora dies, ut vina, poemata reddit.

Horace, Epistles 2.1.34

Research Networks

Our Centre is involved in the following international research networks:

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

The Thesaurus was established in 1893 as a project of the five German-speaking Academies then in existence. In 1949 it was placed on a new, international foundation with the setting up of the International Commission for the Thesaurus linguae Latinae. The Commission comprises delegates from the participating institutions in (at present) 25 countries – no more than one institution from each country, together with the eight German Academies – and a number of individual members.


NARGAMM (North American Research Group in Ancient Myth and Mythography) is a research network devoted to the study of myth and mythography in Antiquity, primarily focused on the Greek and Roman world. Its main purpose is to connect scholars and teachers of myth and mythography to promote the understanding of the uses, organisation, and transmission of mythography.

In Flore novo

This group, which was founded by the CEC alongside the University of Bari, focuses on Classics and Classical heritage themes. It is composed of early career researchers. Universities involved: Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’, Universidad de Cádiz, Universidad de Almería, Universidad del País Vasco, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Università di Verona.

MEMBERS: Maria Cristina Pimentel, Ana Lóio

GIRPAM (Groupe International de Recherches sur la Poésie de l’Antiquité tardive et du Moyen-Âge)

The group studies Late Antique and Medieval poetry.

MEMBERS: Paulo Alberto, Fotini Hadjittofi

LINK: https://girpam.u-strasbg.fr/index.php/en/

Gemela (Grupo de Estudios sobre las Mujeres en las Españas y en las Americas)

The network focuses on women’s cultural production in Spain and colonial Latin America up to 1800.

MEMBERS: Vanda Anastácio

LINK: http://www.gemela.org/

Flavian Epic Network

The network brings together researchers from all over the world who are working on texts from the Flavian period.

Europa Renascens

The network aims to create a Digital Library of Humanism and Classical Tradition in Iberia. It includes more than thirty European universities.

MEMBERS: Maria Cristina Pimentel

LINK: https://europarenascens.wordpress.com/

Corpus Documentale Latinum Hispanicum (CODOLCAT, CODOLGA, CODOLVA, CODOLPOR)

The network produces online databases of Medieval Latin documentation, published in the following sites: http://gmlc.imf.csic.es/codolcat/ http://corpus.cirp.gal/codolga https://cvnet.cpd.ua.es/curriculum-breve/grp/ca/corpus-documentale-latinum-valencie-(codolva)/394 http://codolhisp.imf.csic.es/codolhisp/

MEMBERS: Paulo Alberto, Rodrigo Furtado, André Simões, Carlos Prieto

LINK: https://codolpor.letras.ulisboa.pt/

Le phénomène littéraire aux premiers siècles de notre ère

This thematic network was created at the Université de Lille 3 in 1997. It includes nowadays researchers from several universities who approach ancient literature and imagery from a sociocultural and aesthetic perspective by focusing on the dialogue between Greek and Latin texts. Responsible for the network in Lisbon: Nereida Villagra. Members of CEC who participated in the 2021 meeting: Luis Cerqueira, Gabriel Silva, and Nereida Villagra.

MEMBERS: Université de Lille, Université de Lausanne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, Université Montpellier 3, Université de Toulouse–Jean Jaurès, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Université de Perpignan, Università degli studi di Trieste, University of Wrocław.

LINK: https://phenomenelitteraire-recherche.univ-lille.fr/