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Dr. Nicolas Liney

Dr. Nicolas Liney

Teaching Fellow

Department Student Experience Representative

Email: nicolas dot liney at warwick dot ac dot uk

FAB 2.15
Faculty of Arts Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


I studied at the University of Sydney, and completed my BA (Hons I) in Ancient History and Latin. I lived in Denmark, and then worked at the International New York Times, London. I completed my Masters of Studies in Latin Language and Literature at Oriel College, University of Oxford, and proceeded to my doctorate at Christ Church, Oxford, which I was awarded in 2022.

Research interests

My doctoral thesis concentrated on the Silvae of the Flavian poet Statius and the traditions of the poetic monument. I work primarily on the politics of imperial Roman literature, ecphrasis, intermediality and the relationships that emerge between poetic and material cultures, informed by cultural materialism/New Historicism. I am interested more broadly in Roman poetic topographies, and in reception and postcolonialism, and have published on the Australian author David Malouf.

Teaching and supervision

  • Fighting (for) Rome: Narratives of War in Roman Historiography
  • Encounters with Latin Texts
  • Latin Literary Texts

Select Publications

  • (2021) 'Pollius Felix and the Porticus Liviae (Statius’ Silvae 2.2.31)'. Symbolae Osloenses.
  • (2019) 'Speed and Politics: Domitian and celeritas in Statius's Silvae'. Illinois Classical Studies 44: 360-384.
  • (2019) 'Parilia Poscor – David Malouf Remembers the Parilia (Fasti 4.721)'. In M. Johnson (ed) Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under. Bloomsbury. 131–142.

Administrative roles

Drop in hours

Spring 2023

Wednesday 14.00-15.00 (online/office)

Thursday 10.00-11.00 (online/office)