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Dr Nikoletta Manioti

Lecturer in Latin
PGT guidance and support adviser, PGR Teaching Mentor, undergraduate dissertations coordinator, outreach officer

nm66@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: 01334 462616

Room: S19

Research profile

Research Interests

  • Latin epic
  • Greek and Roman myth
  • Roman women
  • Roman family
  • Geography and the representation of space

My research encompasses Augustan and Early Imperial Latin poetry, and follows a cultural-historical approach, which is interested in close readings of the texts against their wider background. I am currently preparing a monograph on sisters, focusing on Latin epic but effectively tracing their literary history across genres from Homer to the Flavians, and taking into account all evidence of their ‘real-life’ Roman counterparts. A second monograph will follow, which examines the motif of viewing from above in Latin epic, the topic of my Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship.

Research students

I am happy to supervise students working on any aspect of Roman women, family, myth, or literary representations of space. Please email me to discuss your plans.

Publications

Family in Flavian epic
Manioti, N., 19 Aug 2016, Leiden; Boston: Brill. 340 p. (Mnemosyne supplements, Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature; vol. 394) https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004324664
Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

 

The other Campanian volcano: Inarime in Flavian epic
Manioti, N., 24 Jan 2019, Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination. Augoustakis, A. & Littlewood, R. J. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 61-73 https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0005
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Another Medea? Violence and Procne's family in Ovid's Metamorphoses 6
Manioti, N., 2019, Violence in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Pimentel, M. C. & Simões Rodrigues, N. (eds.). Peeters, p. 197-208 (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion; vol. 19).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The view from the island: Isolation, exile and the Ariadne myth
Manioti, N., 1 Mar 2017, Insularity, Identity and Epigraphy in the Roman World. Velaza, J. (ed.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 45-68
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Becoming sisters: Antigone and Argia in Statius' Thebaid
Manioti, N., Aug 2016, Family in Flavian Epic. Manioti, N. (ed.). Leiden and Boston: Brill, p. 122-142 (Mnemosyne Supplements; vol. 394). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004324664_007
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Family in Flavian Epic
Manioti, N., Aug 2016, Family in Flavian Epic. Manioti, N. (ed.). Leiden and Boston: Brill, p. 1-13 (Mnemosyne Supplements; vol. 394). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004324664_002
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'In limine sedit: Aglauros and the barring of the lover in Ovid's Metamorphoses'
Manioti, N., 2010, Rosetta Journal Supplementary Edition: AMPAL 2009 Proceedings. p. 64-74
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

 

Circles and landscapes: Ceres’ flight over the Greco-Roman world
Manioti, N., 2017, In : Mnemosyne. 70, 1, p. 79-93 https://doi.org/10.1163/1568525X-12342106
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

‘Review of Fletcher, K.F.B. (2014) Finding Italy: Travel, Colonization, and Nation in Vergil’s Aeneid. Ann Arbor [The University of Michigan Press]’
Manioti, N., Oct 2016, In : Classical Review. 66, 2, p. 417-418 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X16000895
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

‘Review of Skempis, M. and Ziogas, I. (2014) Geography, Topography, Landscape: Configurations of Space in Greek and Roman Epic. Berlin and Boston [De Gruyter]’
Manioti, N., 2016, In : Classical Review. 66, 1, p. 7-9 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X15002851
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

‘Review of Augoustakis, A., ed. (2013) Flavian Poetry and Its Greek Past. Leiden [Brill]’
Manioti, N., 2015, In : Classical Review. 65, 2, p. 466-468 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X15000086
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

‘Review of Bettini, M. (2013) Women and Weasels. Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome, transl. by E. Eisenach. Chicago [University of Chicago Press]’
Manioti, N., 2014, In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 2014.03.16
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

'Review of Stover, T. (2012) Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome. A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica. Oxford [OUP]'
Manioti, N., 2013, In : Classical Review. 63, 2, p. 445-447
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

'Review of Hardie, P. ed. (2009) Paradox and the Marvellous in Augustan Literature and Culture. Oxford and London [OUP]'
Manioti, N., 2010, In : Journal of Classics Teaching. 20, p. 38-39
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

For further information on publications, please view my profile on the university's research portal.

Academic career

After my BA in Philology at the Aristotle University (2002-2007) which included a semester in Florence as an Erasmus student, I came to the UK for an MPhil in Classics at Cambridge (2007-2008) and a PhD at Durham (2008-2012). I held a Teaching Fellowship (2012-2014) and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2014-2017) at St Andrews before moving south for a year to teach at King’s and Birkbeck.

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