Dr Daniele Miano
Ph.D. (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Lecturer in Ancient History
History and historiography of Republican Rome and Italy 500BC-45BC.
+44 (0)114 22 22598 | Jessop West 1.11
Daniele Miano is lecturer in Ancient History. He studied in Rome, Pisa, Paris and Manchester, obtaining his doctorate from the Scuola Normale Superiore at Pisa. Before coming to Sheffield, he had jobs in Oxford and Dublin. His research interests focus on the history and historiography of Archaic and Republican Rome and Italy. He has published in particular on gods and goddesses in ancient Italy, and on memorial practices and historiography in Republican Rome.
Gods and Concepts in Ancient Italy. Daniele has worked and published extensively on ancient gods and goddesses. He is particularly interested in developing a conceptual approach to ancient divinities, partially based on the methods of conceptual history.
Myth and History in the Historiography of Early Rome. The aim of this project, for which Daniele received funding from the Irish Research Council (2014-2016) is to explore the symbiotic categories of myth and history in the historiography of early Rome. Mainly focused on the historians Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus, this project explores also the works of the lost historians who had written before them, and the way in which modern ideas on Roman myth and history have developed from the 18th century.
The Beginnings of Rome. Daniele is working with Prof Tim Cornell on a second edition of the seminal work The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000-264 BC), whose first edition was published by Routledge in 1995.
Daniele will be happy to discuss research proposals in the field of Roman Republican history and historiography.
Articles and Chapters
'From Saviours to Salvation. Salus in Italy", in E. Bispham, D. Miano (eds.), Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy, Routledge, Abingdon (forthcoming).
'Fortuna Primigenia e la salvezza. Q. Lutatius Cerco e le sortes', in C. Pisano, C. Santi (eds), Crisi e identità religiosa. Classicismo e tardo antico, Lithos, Roma (forthcoming).
'How Roman Was Victory? The goddess Victoria in Republican Italy', in G. Casadio, A. Mastrocinque, C. Santi (eds), APEX, Edizioni Quasar, Rome 2016, 109-124.
'Spreading Virtues in Republican Italy', in S. Roselaar (ed.), Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World, Brill, Leiden 2015, 253-277.
'The Goddess Ops in Archaic Rome"', Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 58/1 (2015), 98-127.
'Tychai of Timoleon and Servius Tullius. A hypothesis on the sources', Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Lettere, V, 4.2 (2013), 365-378.
'Moneta. Sacred Memory in Mid-Republican Rome', in M. Bommas, J. Harrisson, P. Roy, E. Theodorakopolous (eds), Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World, «Cultural Memory and History in Antiquity» 2, Continuum Publishing, London 2012, 89-109.
'Loci memoriae. Spazio e memoria nella Roma repubblicana', Mediterraneo Antico 12/1-2 2009 (2011), 361-380.
'Roma Quadrata: un elemento pitagorico nello spazio romano?', Storia, Antropologia e Scienze del Linguaggio 24/1-2 (2009), 149-180.
Lexicon Entries & Reviews
'Cacus', 'Fides', 'Fortuna', 'Honos et Virtus', 'Indigitamenta', 'Mens', 'Pavor et Pallor', 'Pietas', 'Praestites', 'Pudicitia', 'Remus', 'Romulus', 'Salus', 'Spes', 'Virtus', Dictionnaire Universel des Dieux, Déesses & Démons, Histoire naturelle des êtres surnaturels, Editions du Seuil, Paris 2016 (forthcoming).
'Review of J.J. Lennon, Pollution and Religion in Ancient Rome', Cambridge 2014, The Journal of Roman Studies 105 (2015), 338-339.
'Tuscolo. Fonti letterarie, epigrafiche, numismatiche', in C. Ampolo (ed.), Bibliografia Topografica della Colonizzazione Greca in Italia e nelle Isole Tirreniche 21 (2012), 331-337.
'Roman Identities', Review of E. Montanari, Fumosae Imagines. Identità e memoria nell’aristocrazia repubblicana, Roma 2009, Classical Review 61/2 (2011), 547-549.
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