I am Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at LMU Munich.
My primary research interests are ancient religions and mythologies, which I've been teaching to many audiences across the world, from Japan to UK and USA.
I did my doctorate in Classics at the University of Oxford with a thesis on the Roman foundation myth and the festival of the Lupercalia (2015). I was then lecturer at Oxford Classics (2015-17), and Rome Fellow of the British School at Rome (2017/18).
I also have a strong research interest in environmental humanities and ecocriticism which I believe is essential and can provide valuable lessons for current ecological crises.
I published widely on these topics in journals and edited volumes (OUP, CUP). I have recently finished a book on the Roman festival of the Lupercalia from a comparative perspective, on the role of non-human animals in Rome's most enduring festival (Wolves of Rome, Walter de Gruyter, 2022).
I have organized several conferences and workshops in the UK, Italy and Croatia, Germany, and Greece. I have acted as a consultant on a number of research projects and for Time magazine.
DPhil (=PhD), Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
University of Oxford
Master of Arts (M.A.), Classics and English
University of Zadar
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište - Catholic University of Croatia
The British School at Rome
Oriel College, University of Oxford
Instructor in Ancient Greek and Latin
University of Oxford
A SURVEY OF ROMAN REPUBLICAN INSTITUTIONS. (A.) Giovannini Les institutions de la République romaine des origines à la mort d'Auguste. (Schweizerische Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft 42.) Pp. 245. Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2015. Cased, €78. ISBN: 978-3-7965-3458-4.
THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE LUPERCALIA | Request PDF
ASPECTS OF MYSTICISM. (A.) Versluis Platonic Mysticism. Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art. Pp. viii + 163. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017. Cased, £60, US$80. ISBN: 978-1-4384-6633-0. | Request PDF
Rome Fellowships: The mythology of the Tiber in Roman space and literature
(PDF) “All the events of a dream”: the “Real” Ligeia from Homer to Poe
(PDF) Špilje, seks i kritika Augustove vlasti: Ovidijev pjesnički dijalog s Homerom, Hesiodom i Kalimahom
Silvia’s Stag on the Tiber: The Setting of the Aeneid’s casus belli
The lovers and the rebel: Reading the double Heroides as an exilic textReading the double Heroides as an exilic text | Request PDF
(PDF) Caves in Ovid (the English Original Text)
INITIATION INTO THE MYSTERIES OF AUGUSTUS: THE LIBERALIA AND THE FORUM AUGUSTUM ✴ | Request PDF