Dr. Daniele Miano


Junior Fellow (Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien)


Max-Weber-Kolleg (Steinplatz 2) / Raum 209 (1. OG)

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Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien
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Universität Erfurt
Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien
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99105 Erfurt

Dr. Daniele Miano

Zur Person

I am a Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Sheffield, and my fellowship at the Max-Weber-Kolleg is generously funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. I have previously held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the School of Classics, University College Dublin, and a Lectureship in Ancient History at Brasenose and St Anne's Colleges, University of Oxford. I studied in Rome, Manchester, Pisa and Paris, and I obtained my doctorate in Classics and Ancient History at the Scuola Normale Superiore at Pisa.


My research focuses on the connection between ancient polytheism and the creation and definition of political and social concepts, using historical semantics as a starting point. In the past I have worked extensively on deities sharing names with concepts, such as Fortuna, Victoria, Ops and Salus. Here in Erfurt I wish to push this direction of study one step further, analysing the connection between deities with traditional names and concepts, explored through the attribution of epithets. I shall use Campania from the archaic period to AD 200 as my geographical and historical focus. I am particularly interested in the translation of deities from one language to another in this context. 



  • Fortuna. Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018.
  • Monimenta. Aspetti storico-culturali della memoria nella Roma medio-repubblicana, «Mos Maiorum, studi sulla tradizione romana» 6, Bulzoni Editore, Rome 2011.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “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, Rome 2017, 109-126.
  • “How Roman Was Victory? The goddess Victoria in Republican Italy”, in G. Casadio, A. Mastrocinque, C. Santi (eds), APEX: Studi storico-religiosi in onore di Enrico Montanari, 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.