Alessandro Papini (born 1991) obtained his Master’s Degree in “Filologia, letterature e storia del mondo antico (Philology, literature and history of the ancient world)” at Sapienza University of Rome in 2017. Since October 2018, he has been working as PhD student at Ghent University (PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders). His main research interest is the study of sub-standard (especially epigraphic) Latin. In particular, his current PhD project is entitled “The Contribution of the Inscriptional Evidence for the Analysis of the ‘Vulgar’ Latin Vowel System (ranging from the Republican age to the Proto-Romance Period). Rome and Italy: a comparative study”.