Dr Federico Santangelo
Senior Lecturer in Ancient History

  • Email: federico.santangelo@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7978
  • Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
    Armstrong Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

 

Federico Santangelo took his first degree at Bologna, where he studied at the Collegio Superiore, and holds a PhD from University College London. He is the author of Sulla, the Elites and the Empire. A Study of Roman Policies in Italy and the Greek East (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2007) and Divination, Prediction and the End of the Roman Republic (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013). He was a member of the research group that edited Imagines Italicae, the first complete corpus of Italic inscriptions, under the direction of Michael Crawford (Imagines Italicae. A Corpus of Italic Inscriptions, London 2011). He works and publishes on the political and intellectual history of the late Republic, on Roman religion, on problems of local and municipal administration in the Roman world, and on aspects of the history of classical scholarship. He is the Reviews Editor of Histos (www.histos.org).

He is keen to hear from prospective research students with an interest in Roman Republican history, Roman religion, Roman Italy, or the history of classical scholarship.  


Office: Armstrong Building, room 01.40B.

Office hours, Semester 1: Tue 12-1, Wed 11-12, Thur 11-12.


Qualifications

Ph.D., University College London (2006)
Licenza, Collegio Superiore, Università di Bologna (2002)
Laurea, Università degli Studi, Bologna (2002)

 

Select publications

Books             

Sulla, the Elites and the Empire. A Study of Roman Policies in Italy and the Greek East (Impact of Empire 8), Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2007.                           

(with M. H. Crawford, W. M. Broadhead, J. P. T. Clackson, S. Thompson, M. Watmough), Imagines Italicae. A Corpus of Italic Inscriptions (BICS Supplement 110), London: Institute of Classical Studies, 2011.

Divination, Prediction, and the Fall of the Roman Republic, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Edited Books 

(with James H. Richardson) Priests and State in the Roman World (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 33), Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011.

(with Angelo Giavatto) La retorica e la scienza dell'antico. Lo stile dei classicisti italiani nel XX secolo (Rezeption der Antike 2), Heidelberg: Verlag Antike, 2013.

(with James H. Richardson) The Roman Historical Tradition: Regal and Republican Periods (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies),Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

(with James H. Richardson) Andreas Alfoeldi in the Twenty-First Century, in press in the Heidelberger Althistorische Beitraege und Epigraphische Studien series, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015. 


Articles

‘Memnone di Eraclea e il dominio romano in Asia Minore’, Simblos 4 (2004), 247-261.

‘The Religious Tradition of the Gracchi’, Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 7 (2005), 198-214.

Fundus Atilianus Arruntianus Innielius Antias. A Note on the Topography of Veleia’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 153 (2005), 267-268.

‘Prodigies at Privernum. A Note on Cicero, div. I 97’, Ancient Society 35 (2005), 167-173.

‘Confini di città e confini di pagi nell’Italia romana: il problema del “dualismo limitaneo”’, in L. Capogrossi Colognesi-E. Gabba (eds.), Gli statuti municipali, Pavia 2006, 615-626.

‘George Grote’s Early Papers on Roman Culture’, Quaderni di storia 63 (2006), 57-109.

‘Demagoghi romani e fiorentini in Machiavelli’, Latomus 65 (2006), 155-167.

‘Magnesia sul Meandro alla vigilia della prima guerra mitridatica. Nota sulla cronologia di I.Magn. 100b’, Epigraphica Anatolica 39 (2006), 133-138.

‘Da Cafo a ‘cafone’?’, La Parola del Passato 349 (2006), 302-305.

‘Pompey and Religion’, Hermes 135 (2007), 228-233.

‘Sylla et l’Égypte’, Revue de Philologie 79 (2005) [published in 2007], 325-328.

‘Prediction and Divination in Diodorus’, Dialogues d’histoire ancienne 33 (2007), 115-126.

‘Sulla and the Senate: a Reconsideration’, Cahiers du Centre Gustave-Glotz 17 (2006) [publ. 2008], 7-22.

‘A Survey of Recent Scholarship on the Age of the Gracchi (1985-2005)’, Topoi. Orient-Occident 15 (2007) [publ. 2008], 465-510.

‘Cicero and Marius’, Athenaeum 96 (2008), 597-607.

‘The Fetials and their ius’, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 51 (2008), 63-93.

‘Le Quotidien d’une cité exceptionnelle : élites et évergétisme dans la Carthage romaine’, in C. Berrendonner - M. Cébeillac-Gervasoni - L. Lamoine (eds.), Le quotidien municipal dans l’Occident romain, Clermont-Ferrand 2008, 459-471.

(with F. Papagni) Italian edition of A. Krawczuk, Kolonizacja sullańska [Sullan Colonization], Krakow 1960, with introduction and notes, Simblos 5 (2008), 7-99.

‘With or Without You: Some Late Hellenistic Narratives of Contemporary History’, Scripta Classica Israelica 28 (2009), 57-78.

‘What did the Cloatii do for Gytheum? A Note on Syll.3 748’, Historia 58 (2009), 361-366.

Entries on ‘Brithagoras from Heraclea Pontica’, ‘Propylos from Heraclea Pontica’, and ‘Thrasymedes from Heraclea Pontica’, in A. Coşkun (ed.), Amici Populi Romani (APR 03), Waterloo, On. 2010.

‘New Citizens from Gades: a Note on Cicero, Balb. 22.50’, Philologus 154 (2010), 145-147.

‘The Importance of Talking to the Emperor: Italo Calvino’s Nerone e Berta’, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 17 (2010), 423-435.

‘Warfare and Local Government in Appian’, in L. Lamoine-C. Berrendonner-M .Cébeillac Gervasoni (eds.), La Praxis municipale dans l’Occident romain, Clermont-Ferrand 2010, 31-41.

‘Romanizarea Italiei. Aspecte si perspective noi’, in A. Rubel (ed.), Romanizarea. Impunere si adeziune în Imperiul Roman, Iasi 2011, 28-39.

Pax deorum and Pontiffs’, in J. H. Richardson-F. Santangelo (eds.), Priests and State in the Roman World, Stuttgart 2011, 161-186.

‘Whose Sacrilege? A Note on Sal. 5.14’, Classical World 104 (2011), 333-338.

'Law and Divination in the Late Roman Republic', in O. Tellegen-Couperus (ed.), Law and Religion in the Roman Republic, Mnemosyne Supplement 336, Leiden-Boston 2012, 31-54.

'Authoritative Forgeries: Late Republican History Re-told in Pseudo-Sallust', Histos 6 (2012), 27-51.

'From Pompeii to Ameria: Patrimonies and Institutions in the Age of Sulla', in C. Berrendonner - M. Cebeillac-Gervasoni- L. Lamoine (eds.), Gérer les territoires, les patrimoines et les crises, forthcoming Clermont-Ferrand 2012, 417-431.

'Sullanus and Sullani', Arctos 46 (2012), 187-191.

'Costantino nella storiografia italiana su Roma', in A. Melloni (ed.), Costantino I. Enciclopedia Costantiniana sulla figura e l'immagine dell'imperatore del cosiddetto Editto di Milano 313-2013, III, Rome 2013, 263-281.

'The Romanisation of Italy. New Work and New Problems', in A. Rubel (ed.), Imperium und Romanisierung. Neue Forschungsansaetze aus Ost und West zu Ausuebung, Transformation und Akzeptanz von Herrschaft im Roemischen Reich, Konstanz 2013, 27-36.

 Edition of R. Syme, 'Tacite et Proust', Histos 7 (2013), 128-145 ('Editorial Note', 128-130).

 'Priestly auctoritas in the Roman Republic', Classical Quarterly 63 (2013), 743-763. 

‘Uno ‘storico di battaglie’: lo stile di Gaetano De Sanctis’, in A. Giavatto-F. Santangelo (eds.), La retorica e la scienza dell’antico. Lo stile dei classicisti italiani nel Ventesimo secolo, Heidelberg 2013, 34-70.

‘An unfinished book by Ronald Syme: The Triumph of Caesarism’, Quaderni di storia 79 (2014), 5-31.

‘I feziali tra rituale, diplomazia e tradizioni inventate’, in G. Urso (ed.), SacerdosFigure del sacro nella società romana, Pisa 2014, 83-103.

(with J. H. Richardson), ‘Introduction’, in J. H. Richardson-F. Santangelo (eds.), The Roman Historical Tradition. Regal and Republican Rome, Oxford 2014, 1-15.

‘Roman Politics in the 70s B.C.: a Story of Realignments?’, Journal of Roman Studies 104 (2014), 1-27.

 ‘«Voler capire tutto». Appunti sullo stile di Sebastiano Timpanaro’, in press in Anabases (9,500 words).

'Sempre poco allineati: il decennio dopo Silla’, in press in R. Cristofoli-A. Galimberti-F. Rohr Vio (eds.), Lo spazio del non-allineamento a Roma fra Tarda Repubblica e Primo Principato. Forme e figure dell’opposizione politica, Rome 2014.

'Le elites e il centro del potere nell'Italia dei Flavi', in press in L. Capogrossi Colognesi (ed.), L'Italia dei Flavi, Rome 2015.

'Saturnia regna revisited', in press in J. H. Richardson and F. Santangelo (eds.), Andreas Alfoeldi in the Twenty-First Century, Heidelberger Althistorische Beitraege und Epigraphische Studien series, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015. 

‘The Social War’, forthcoming in G. Bradley-G. Farney (eds.), A Handbook of the Peoples of Ancient History, Berlin-New York (12,000 words).

Entries on 'Prodigies', 'Venus' and 'Dis' in E. M. Orlin et al. (eds.), The Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, forthcoming.

Book reviews and brief notices in Anzeiger fuer die Altertumswissenschaft, Athenaeum, Belfagor, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Classical Bulletin, Classical Review, Eos, Gnomon, Gymnasium, H-Soz-u-Kult, International History Review, Journal of Classics Teaching, Journal of Roman Studies, Klio, Latomus, Orizzonti, Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini, Rivista Storica Italiana.

 

Latest update: 16.10.14



Research Interests

Roman Republican history; Roman religion; Ancient divination; Roman colonisation; Ancient historiography; History of classical scholarship.

 

 

Undergraduate Teaching

Semester 1:

The Fall of the Roman Republic (CAH3033, 3rd year)

Issues in Ancient History (CAH2008, 2nd year)

Portfolio in Ancient History II (CAH3020, 3rd year)

Later Mediterranean Prehistory (ARA3100, 3rd year)

 

Semester 2:

Case Studies in Ancient II - A Roman Conspiracy (CAH1002, 1st year)

Portfolio in Ancient History I (CAH2009, 2nd year)

Portfolio in Ancient History III (CAH3021, 3rd year)


Postgraduate Teaching

Semester 1:

Approaches to Ancient History Research I (CAH8019)

Research Skills and Dissertation Training (CAC8000)

 

Semester 2:

Research Skills and Dissertation Training (CAC8000)