Il Segreto del Tuffatore

Il Segreto del Tuffatore
Life and death in the ancient Paestum

By Gigi Spina


An amazing discovery: in 1969 in Paestum, the Tomb of the Diver, which contains the mystery of images destined to remain inside a tomb, is discovered. Luigi Spina tell us a simple story of daily life in a seemingly peaceful community, but crossed by commercial conflicts and more. The young diver, Poseidonio, well known in the Polis of Padua as a young poet, had an angular character. A short life, interrupted by that mysterious dive …

Dr. Gigi Spina  is born in Salerno Italy. He started his career as Professor of Classical Philology at the Federico II University of Naples and he collaborated with several universities, including the University of Calabria, the University of Siena and the University of Strasbourg, where he held the Chaire Gutenberg in 2009 and worked in collaboration with the French rhetoric scholar. In 2012 he was awarded the Praemium Classicum Clavarense for scientific merits in the field of the study of the classical world. He is secretary of the Anthropology and Ancient World Association and member of the Anthropology Center of the Ancient World (University of Siena)