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Emeritus Professor William J Dominik

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Email william.dominik@otago.ac.nz

Academic qualifications

PhD, Monash University
MA, Texas Tech University
BA, University of the Pacific
Tchg Cred, University of the Pacific
Cert IES, University of Durham

Background and research interests

Professor Dominik arrived at the beginning of 2002 to take up the Headship of Classics, which he held until the end of 2009. Previously he was Professor and Chair of Classics at the University of Natal. Presently he is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Otago and Invited Full Professor, Integrated Researcher, and Director of Classica in the Centre for Classical Studies at the University of Lisbon.

Professor Dominik has lectured widely in Classics and the Humanities at a number of other universities, namely Texas Tech University, University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, Federal University of Bahia, University of Cambridge and Monash University for periods ranging from one semester to three years.

He has also held Commonwealth Fellowships in the United Kingdom and Australia and Visiting Research Fellowships at the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and the University of Oxford. His main areas of research specialisation are Roman politicised literature, especially of the imperial era; Roman rhetoric; the classical tradition/reception; and lexicography.

CV (including publications)

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Publications

Dominik, W. J. (2021). [Review of the book Silius Italicus' "Punica": Rome's war with Hannibal]. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 10(39). Retrieved from https://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2021/2021.10.39

Dominik, W. J. (2019). Silius Italicus on the Battle of Cannae [Review of the book A commentary on Silius Italicus’ Punica 10]. Exemplaria Classica, 23, 231-242. doi: 10.33776/ec.v23i0.3780

Dominik, W. J. (2019). Classicism in South Africa. Acta Classica, 62(1), 250-268. doi: 10.1353/acl.2019.0012

Dominik, W. J. (2018). Civil war, parricide, and the sword in Silius Italicus's Punica. In L. D. Ginsberg & D. A. Krasne (Eds.), After 69 CE: Writing civil war in Flavian Rome. (pp. 271-294). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter. doi: 10.1515/9783110585841-013

Dominik, W. J. (2015, January). Política e Poesia em Atenas: Rãs de Aristófanes. Verbal presentation at the Il Seminários de Pesquisa do GeFeLit, Itabaiana, Brazil.

Holland, J. E., & Dominik, W. J. (2013). Petronii Satyricon concordantia. Hildesheim, Germany: Olms-Weidmann, 564p.

Authored Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., & Wehrle, W. T. (2011). Roman verse satire: Lucilius to Juvenal: A selection with an introduction, text, translations, and notes (Revised ed.). Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci, 221p.

Authored Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2007). Words & ideas: Answer key. Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci, 138p.

Authored Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Christiansen, P. G., & Holland, J. (2002). Anthologiae Latinae concordantia pars 1: A-L; Anthologiae Latinae concordantia pars 2: M-Z. Hildesheim, Germany: Olms-Weidmann, 792p.

Authored Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., & Wehrle, W. T. (1999). Roman verse satire: Lucilius to Juvenal: A selection with an introduction, text, translations and notes, 18. Wauconda: Bolchazy-Carducci, 220p.

Authored Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (1994). The mythic voice of Statius: Power and politics in the Thebaid. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 198p.

Authored Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Newlands, C. E., & Gervais, K. (Eds.). (2015). Brill's companion to Statius. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 702p. doi: 10.1163/9789004284708

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2014). Words & ideas: Answer key (Reprint with corrections). Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci, 138p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Garthwaite, J., & Roche, P. A. (Eds.). (2009). Writing politics in Imperial Rome. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 539p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2008). Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). Waconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci, 281p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W., & Hall, J. (Eds.). (2007). A companion to Roman rhetoric. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 523p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2006). Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). Waconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci, 281p.

Edited Book - Research

Basson, A., & Dominik, W. J. (Eds.). (2003). Literature, art, history: Studies on classical antiquity and tradition: In Honour of W.J. Henderson. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 355p.

Edited Book - Research

Boyle, A. J., & Dominik, W. J. (Eds.). (2003). Flavian Rome: Culture, image, text. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 754p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2003). Scholia: Studies in classical antiquity. 198p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2002). Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, vol.11. University of Otago, 187p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2002). Words and Ideas. Wauconda: Bolchazy-Carducci, 281p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2001). Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, vol.10. 194p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2000). Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, vol.9. 190p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (1998). Scholia 7, 57. 194p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (1997). Roman eloquence: Rhetoric in society and literature. London: Routledge, 260p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (1997). Scholia 6. 180p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Christiansen, P. G., & Holland, J. (Eds.). (1997). Concordantia in sidonii apollinaris epistulas. Hildesheim: Olms-Weidmann, 795p.

Edited Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (Ed.). (2012). Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). Mundelein, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci, 281p.

Edited Book - Other

Dominik, W., & Hall, J. (Eds.). (2010). A companion to Roman rhetoric. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 523p.

Edited Book - Other

Dominik, W. (Ed.). (2005). Australasian society for classical studies twenty-sixth conference and general meeting. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Classics, University of Otago, 90p.

Edited Book - Other

Dominik, W. J. (2018). Civil war, parricide, and the sword in Silius Italicus's Punica. In L. D. Ginsberg & D. A. Krasne (Eds.), After 69 CE: Writing civil war in Flavian Rome. (pp. 271-294). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter. doi: 10.1515/9783110585841-013

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2015). Similes and their programmatic role in the Thebaid. In W. J. Dominik, C. E. Newlands & K. Gervais (Eds.), Brill's companion to Statius. (pp. 266-290). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004284708_016

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2015). Virgil (70-90 BCE). In M. T. Gibbons, D. Coole, E. Ellis & K. Ferguson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of political thought. Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118474396.wbept1025

Chapter in Book - Research

Newlands, C. E., Gervais, K., & Dominik, W. J. (2015). Reading Statius. In W. J. Dominik, C. E. Newlands & K. Gervais (Eds.), Brill's companion to Statius. (pp. 3-27). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004284708_002

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2014). Reception of Greek tragedy in (Sub-Saharan) African literature. In H. M. Roisman (Ed.), The encyclopedia of Greek tragedy (Vol. II). (pp. 1116-1121). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2014). The development of Roman rhetoric. In M. MacDonald (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199731596.013.012

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. (2013). Declamationes. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Champion, A. Erskine & S. R. Huebner (Eds.), The encyclopedia of ancient history (Vol. IV). (pp. 1950-1951). Malden, MA: Blackwell. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2012). As origens e o desenvolvimento da retórica romana. In J. Amarante & L. Lages (Eds.), Mosaico Clássico: Variações acerca do mundo antigo. (pp. 95-109). Salvador, Brazil: Universidade Federal da Bahia.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2012). Critiquing the critics: Jupiter, the gods and free will in Statius' Thebaid. In T. Baier (Ed.), Götter und menschliche Willensfreiheit: Von Lucan bis Silius Italicus. (pp. 187-198). München, Germany: C. H. Beck.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., & Smith, C. (2011). Introduction: Praise and blame in Roman oratory. In C. Smith & R. Covino (Eds.), Praise and blame in Roman republican rhetoric. (pp. 1-15). Swansea, UK: Classical Press of Wales.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2010). Hercules in Roman religion. In M. Gagarin (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome (Vol. 3). (pp. 404-406). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2010). Jugurtha. In M. Gagarin (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome (Vol. 4). (pp. 140-141). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2010). South Africa. In M. Landfester, H. Cancik, H. Schneider & F. G. Gentry (Eds.), Brill's encyclopedia of the ancient world: New Pauly: Classical tradition (Vol. V). (pp. 163-168). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2009). The reception of Silius Italicus in modern scholarship. In A. Augoustakis (Ed.), Brill's companion to Silius Italicus. (pp. 425-447). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2009). Vergil's geopolitics. In W. J. Dominik, J. Garthwaite & P. A. Roche (Eds.), Writing politics in Imperial Rome. (pp. 111-132). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Garthwaite, J., & Roche, P. (2009). Preface. In W. J. Dominik, J. Garthwaite & P. A. Roche (Eds.), Writing politics in Imperial Rome. (pp. xi-xii). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Garthwaite, J., & Roche, P. (2009). Writing imperial politics: The context. In W. J. Dominik, J. Garthwaite & P. A. Roche (Eds.), Writing politics in Imperial Rome. (pp. 1-21). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J. (2008). Introduction. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. xxv-xxvii). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

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Dominik, W. J. (2008). Medicine. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. 105-143). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

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Dominik, W. J. (2008). Mythology. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. 75-103). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

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Dominik, W. J., Hilton, J. L., & Bevis, A. P. (2008). Appendix 1: Greek and Latin alphabets. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. 251-252). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Hilton, J. L., & Bevis, A. P. (2008). Appendix 2: Writing of Greek words in English. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. 253-254). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Hilton, J. L., & Bevis, A. P. (2008). Appendix 3: Numbers and colors. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. 255-256). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

Chapter in Book - Research

Dominik, W. J., Hilton, J. L., & Bevis, A. P. (2008). Word building basics. In W. J. Dominik (Ed.), Words & ideas (Reprint with corrections). (pp. 1-18). Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci.

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