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Dr. Nicolas Liney

Dr. Nicolas Liney

Teaching Fellow

Department Student Experience Representative; Co-Ordinator of Research Seminars, Joint Degrees (Terms 1 and 2)
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 imperial Roman literature, ecphrasis, intermediality and the relationships that emerge between poetic and material cultures. I am interested more broadly in Roman poetic topographies, in ancient literary criticism (especially the sublime), and in reception and postcolonialism, and have published on the Australian author David Malouf.

Teaching and supervision

  • Image and Text in Late Antique Latin Poetry (term 1)
  • Encounters with Latin Texts (term 2)
  • Latin Literary Texts (terms 1 + 2)

Select Publications

  • (2021) 'Pollius Felix and the Porticus Liviae (Statius’ Silvae 2.2.31)'. Symbolae Osloenses 95: 159-191.
  • (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 term 2024

 Tuesday 15.00-16.00 (office FAB 2.15)

Wednesday 11.00-12.00 (office FAB 2.15)

or by appointment - please email