Dr. Nicolas Liney
Department Student Experience Representative
Email: nicolas dot liney at warwick dot ac dot uk
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.
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
- (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.
Drop in hours
Wednesday 14.00-15.00 (online/office)
Thursday 10.00-11.00 (online/office)
Fighting (for) Rome: Narratives of War in Roman Historiography