Biography

Fabrizio Angelo Pennacchietti (1938), professor emeritus of the University of Turin, fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Turin, and member of Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj, read at the universities of Turin, Rome and Munich. He took part as an epigraphist in archaeological missions in Turkey, Malta and Iraq. He taught Semitic philology at the University Ca' Foscari in Venice and at the University of Turin.

For several years he taught Arabic as a substitute and was charged with the teaching of Interlinguistics and Esperantology at the University of Turin. He devoted himself to Greek epigraphy, Phoenician-Pzaunic and Aramaic epigraphy, Neo- Aramaic dialectology, and comparative semitics, in particular to the history of the syntax of Semitic languages.

Moreover he dealt with historical topography and comparative literature of Near East, focusing narrative themes common to Jews, Christians and Muslims speaking Semitic languages.

In 2006 and 2008 appeared two Festschriften in honour of him.

Here below a choice of my most important publications. Here there is the complete list.

Oriental studies

  • (105) "Legends of the Queen of Sheba", in St John Simpson (ed.), Queen of Sheba. Treasures from ancient Yemen, London 2002: The British Museum Press, pp. 31-38 (Catalog of the exposition 9.06 - 13.10.2002, chapter 2). (PDF)
  • (123) Three Mirrors for two Biblical Ladies. Susanna and the Queen of Sheba in the Eyes of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, Piscataway, N.J., 2006, Gorgias Press, pp. 146 + 2 tavv. (link)
  • (137) "The Prepositional System of Classical Syriac and that of Sureth", in Robin Beth Shmuel et Alii (ed.), The Volume of the Fourth Syriac Language Conference, Mardin (Turkey) 8-11.10.2008, Dohuk, Iraq, 2009: Dar al-Mashriq al-Thaqafiyya, pp. 35-49. (PDF)

Interlinguistics

  • (31) "La determino kaj sen artikolo en la internacia lingvo", Miscellanea Interlinguistica (1° Conferenza Internazionale di Interlinguistica, Budapest 24-28 luglio 1978, Eötvös Loránd T.E., Tankönyvkiadó), Budapest 1980, pp. 400-412. (PDF)
  • (46) Due vite, due lingue (Yitzhak Perelman alias Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, 1858-1922, e Ludovico Lazzaro Zamenhof, 1859-1917), Vercelli 1987 (Trentennale del Gruppo Esperantista Vercellese. Centenario dell'Esperanto, 31 maggio 1987). Opuscolo ristampato nel settembre 1997 in occasione del quarantennale del Gruppo Esperantista Vercellese, Vercelli 5 ottobre 1997. (PDF)
  • (122) "Propono klasifiki la prepoziciojn de esperanto" (A proposal for classifying Esperanto's prepositions), in Amri Wandel (ed.), IKU - Internacia Kongresa Universitato, 59a sesio, Florenco, Italio, 29 julio – 5 aŭgusto 2006, Rotterdam 2006: UEA - Universala Esperanto-Asocio, pp. 68-83. (PDF)