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- Macquarie University and Sydney University
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- Ancient Roman History, Women in the Ancient World, Roman Politics, The Roman Republic, The Early Imperial Period of Ancient Rome, The Augustan Principate
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- About Me
Bachelor in Ancient History (1st Class Honours) – Macquarie University 2007
Doctor of Philosophy (Classics and Ancient History), University of Sydney 2012
My doctoral thesis explores the representation of mythic and archaic Vestal Virgin priestesses in late Republican and Augustan literature and compares this with the role that historical Vestals played in the transition from Republic to Principate.
My research interests include women in the ancient world; the negotiation between systems of thought to understand the world – particularly religious and political thought; Rome from the late Republic to the end of the 1st century CE.
I have worked in the department of Classics and Ancient History as a tutor since 2007, on topics including Greek Religion, SPQR, and Roman History from Augustus to Trajan. I have coordinated and lectured in tertiary-level Ancient History. Since 2013, I have been the Head of English at Matrix Education, teaching grammar and English Literature to secondary students.
In my spare time I co-host the podcast ‘The Partial Historians’, with my colleague Dr Fiona Radford. The Partial Historians is a lighthearted, conversational podcast on Ancient Rome which can be streamed via our website or downloaded from iTunes, GooglePlay, and Stitcher.
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- Book History, Gender, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Women