Professor Marco Conti was born in Rome in 1961. He obtained a degree in Classical Literature (Laurea in Lettere Classiche) at the university La Sapienza in Rome (1989). After moving to England, he gained a MA in Classics by research at the university of Leeds (1991), and a PhD in Classics at the same university (1995). He worked as teaching assistant at the department of Religious Studies of the University of Manchester in 1996, and as teaching and research fellow at the department of Theology of the University of Durham from 1997 to 2000.
After moving back to Italy in early 2001, he has been teaching in different universities in Rome, and in the Fall 2013 began his collaboration with the AUR as professor of Roman History.
Professor Conti is specialized in the History of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, Christian Greek and Latin Literature, and Classical and Medieval Philology. His publications include a complete critical edition with English translation of Potamius of Lisbon, an Arian writer of the IV century (Corpus Christianorum - vol. LXIX A), a complete edition with English translation of Priscillian of Avila, an heretical writer from the late IV century (Oxford Early Christian Texts), and a complete edition with English translation of the 'Life of Saint Helia', a woman saint of the IV-V century (Oxford Early Christian Texts).