Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici
Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici (often abbreviated to MD; "Materials and discussions for the analysis of classical texts") is an Italian periodical within the realm of classical philology founded in 1978.
The periodical serves as a forum for exchange on different methodological approaches to ancient literature confronting historical-philological method and modern literary theory and investigating the language of culture as well as forms and techniques of literary communication.
MD was founded by a group of scholars around the editor Gian Biagio Conte in Pisa in 1978. The editor is helped by an international scientific advisory board, to which belong: Alessandro Barchiesi, Maurizio Bettini, Maria Grazia Bonnanno, Mario Citroni, Marco Fantuzzi, R. Elaine Fantham, Rolando Ferri, Philip Hardie, Richard L. Hunter, Mario Labate, Glenn W. Most, Michael D. Reeve, Gianpiero Rosati, Luigi Enrico Rossi, Richard J. Tarrant. Publications are peer-reviewed.
The periodical appears twice a year at Fabrizio Serra editore in Pisa (ISSN 0392-6338). From issue 49, 2002 onwards, it also appears in electronic guise (ISSN elettronico 1724-1693). In 2009, a volume of indices was published for volumes 1, 1978 to 60, 2008.
The periodical is accompanied by a book series Biblioteca di ‘Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici’ edited by Maurizio Bettini and Gian Biagio Conte. It accepts philological and critical monographs which may vary in their approach to ancient literature, but are supposed to give a problematized framework of the analysis of their given text and to foster the development of critical instruments. So far, 20 volumes have been published.
- MD online version at Fabrizio Serra editore (for registered users), with tables of content for issues 38, 1997 to 62, 2009 
- MD online version at Casalini libri 
- (it) Advertisement of the 2009 index volume for volumes MD 1, 1978–2008, 60 
- Biblioteca di MD at Fabrizio Serra editore, list of titles 
- (de) MD at Propylaeum - Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Altertumswissenschaften