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 Dr. Alex Antoniou


I specialise in the history and culture of ancient Rome, and graduated from the University of Oxford with a DPhil in Ancient History in 2022. Originally from Australia, I hold an M.Phil (Research) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) both in Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), all awarded by the University of Adelaide.

At St Hugh’s I am responsible for providing study skills and academic support to all members of the St Hugh’s community – from Freshers to Graduates in all disciplines. Throughout the academic year, I offer workshops and seminars which cover a variety of key skills, from the fundamentals of academic writing to how to effectively revise for Finals. Students are also welcome to book 1:1 appointments with me by emailing

Since 2020, I have also taught Roman History to undergraduates at a variety of different Oxford colleges. My research is broadly in social, cultural and religious history of ancient Rome, with a particular focus on religion, priesthood and magistracy.

Selected Publications

“Cassius Dio (51.20.6-8) and the Worship of the Living Emperor in Italy”. Mnemosyne. 72.6 (2019) 930–949.

“Review – A. Villaret, Lex dieux augustes dans l’Occident romain. Un phénomène d’acculturation, Bordeaux, Ausonius, 2019 (Scripta Antiqua, 126), 24x17cm, 491p., fig., 25€, ISBN 978-2-35613-329-8’. Latomus. 80.1 (2021) 268-271.

“Review – Jeffrey Murray, David Wardle, Reading by example: Valerius Maximus and the historiography of exempla. Historiography of Rome and its Empire, 11. Leiden; Boston; Brill, 2022, Pp. xi, 352. ISB 9789004499409. $137.00. BMCR 2022.11.38

Contributor of multiple entries for Ancient Rome: A Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley (2023).

“Athena Spits Blood at Rome, Victoria Flees from the Enemy: Portenta and Identity in the Early Principate. Greece & Rome. (forthcoming).

Co-editor of The Roman Censorship: Perceptions and Realities. De Gruyter (forthcoming).



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