Roberto Carfagni was born in Avellino (Italy) in 1983.
He read humanities first at Salerno University and then at the “Istituto Orientale” of Naples, where he received a master’s degree in classical and modern literature with a dissertation in Renaissance philosophy about the paedagogical ideals and the teaching practice of 15th century Italian humanists, earning a mark of 110/110 cum laude.
His studies not only concern the ancient (Greek and Roman) world, but also encompass the modern age in all its aspects, as well as Renaissance Latin literature. Though he has a wide range of interests – including history, philosophy, literature and languages –, his education is based on Latin and its teaching methods.
He taught, in Latin, (ancient) Latin literature at the academy Vivarium Novum, in Rome. He authored, or coauthored, a few books, including the Epitome historiae sacrae (2009: published in Italy by the Edizioni Accademia Vivarium Novum, in the United States by Hackett Publishing Company and in Spain by culturaclasica.com) and the Nova exercitia Latina I (2015). He helped to plan and organise three international Latin conferences: “Humanitas” (Naples, July 15 – 22, 2007), “Litterarum vis” (Szeged – Budapest, July 23 – August 1, 2008) and “Latinitas et doctrinarum orbis” (2021).
He took part, with lessons and lectures, in many conferences and seminars, in schools and universities, in Europe, in America and in China.
He has also taught Latin and Latin literature through the Web since 2012.
Over the years he has had students of all ages, from 9 to 90 years, and they all retain an excellent opinion of him. That is why Roberto and some friends of his have decided to share their interests and skills and found the Schola Latina.