Ewch i’r prif gynnwys
 Ludovico Rodolfo Runco

Ludovico Rodolfo Runco

Myfyriwr ymchwil,

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.


I am a PhD student researching on the issues regarding ethnicity and mobility in Bruttium, Southern Italy, during the late Iron Age.

Academic Background

PhD, Ancient History - Cardiff University (2022-present).

MA, Ancient History & Classical Culture - Swansea University (2020-2021).

BA, Ancient History & Archaeology - University of Leicester (2017-2020).


Diddordebau ymchwil

  • Pre-Roman Italy

  • Magna Graecia

  • Roman Republic

  • Ethnicity

  • Migration and mobility

  • Myth and origin stories

Traethawd ymchwil

The ethnogenesis of the Brettians: a product of the Ver Sacrum?

This research aims to shed light on the dynamics of the Brettians, an Oscan group of South Italy, and to construct an up-to-date and more refined interpretation of the embellished and mythicized stories found in the literary sources engaging with migration and ethnogenesis.

It also aims to develop a clearer picture of the culture of the Brettians within Magna Graecia and the ancient world, paying special attention to the varying degrees of mutual influence that they had with the Lucanians and the Italiote Greeks at various points in time.

One of the main goals of this project is to identify political entities and offices that belonged to the Brettians specifically, and to verify whether their closeness to the Italiote Greeks generated “hybrid” customs within the Brettian political institutions.


Guy Bradley

Yr Athro Guy Bradley

Professor of Roman and Early Italian History (Study Leave 2022/3)

Maria Fragoulaki

Dr Maria Fragoulaki

Senior Lecturer in Ancient Greek history