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Dr Nikoletta Manioti

Lecturer in Latin

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)
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
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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)
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)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Another Medea? Violence and Procne's family in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" 6
Manioti, N. 1 Mar 2016 (Accepted/In press) Violence in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Pimentel, C. & Simões Rodrigues, N. (eds.). Peeters, (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion; vol. 19)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

'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
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
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
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
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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