Carlo Bottone

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Philosophy & Classics

Carlo Bottone



Dr. Bottone was born in Milan, Italy. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Classics from the Università degli Studi di Milano, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York. His current research focuses on Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and its early modern reception. He previously taught at Lehman College, the University of Memphis, and George Mason University, and joined UTSA in 2022.

Research Interests

  • Ancient didactic poetry
  • Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura
  • Ancient and early modern atomic theories
  • Seventeenth-century Tuscan experimenters
  • Galileo
  • The Accademia del Cimento.


  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, City University of New York
  • B.A. and M.A. in Classics, Università degli Studi di Milano