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List of Publications


  • Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power & Stoicism (in press, OUP)

Peer-reviewed Articles:

  • 2020: ‘Opening up texts: Flavian Interactions in Statius’ Thebaid and Silius Italicus’ Punica’, Classical Quarterly 70.1: 310-31
  • 2014: 'Marching towards masculinity: female pudor in Statius’ Thebaid and Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica. Latomus 73.3 pp. 721-747
  • 2014: Représentations frontalières et dualité(s) symbolique(s) du Pont-Euxin dans les Argonautiques d’Apollonios de Rhodes et de Valerius Flaccus in : Pontus Euxinus, Commentarii Pilsnenses, ed.  by Petr Bezina, pp. 61-74.

Book chapters:

  • 2021: ‘Euhemerism in Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses’ in Euhemerism and its Uses: The Mortal Gods, by S. Pugh (ed.), London: Routledge


  • 2020: ‘Allegorical Bodies: (trans)gendering Virtus in Statius’ Thebaid 10 and Silius Italicus’ Punica’ 15 in Gender Diversity in the Ancient World, by A. Surtees and J. Dyer (eds.), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press


  • Madness, Pietas and Suicide in Statius’ Thebaid and Silius Italicus’ Punica in ‘Zero to Hero, Hero to Zero: In Search of the Classical Hero’ by Ryan C. & Langerwerf L. (eds), pp. 141-160. Cambridge Scholar Publishing (2010)


Current projects:

  • A Cultural History of the Media in Antiquity (500BC-AD 500) volume 1, co-edited with Sian Lewis (under contract with Bloomsbury)
  • ‘Consumers and Consumption of Media in Ancient Rome’ in Agri and S. Lewis (eds.), A Cultural History of the Media in Antiquity (500BC-AD 500) Vol. 1, London. (completed)

Research interests

Graeco-Roman epic, ancient ethics, Stoicism, gender studies, political thought, history of ideas

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Lecturer in Greek Language & Literature, University of Birmingham

1 Sept 201830 Jun 2020


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