Daniele Miano

Associate Professor - Historie
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Phone +47 22841944
Mobile phone +47 228 41944
Room NT 507
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

I am a historian of Republican Rome and Italy. I am particularly interested in the history of the early Rome and the interactions of different peoples and languages in the ancient world. A further research interest of mine is ancient polytheism, and I published widely on Roman and Italic gods and goddesses, especially on the relationship of gods and goddesses with concepts, language and rhetoric. Finally, I am interested in ancient and modern historiography, on the one hand in the use of ancient historians to define theories of modernity, and on the other in the relationship between history and other categories (e.g. myth, truth, rhetoric), in antiquity and beyond.

Courses taught

  • HIS2118 – Rome and the Rise of Its Empire (509–31 BCE) https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2118/index.html
  • HIS1200 Special subject – Alexander the Great and the Making of a New World https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS1200/



Before joining the University of Oslo in 2020, I held teaching and research positions in Erfurt, Sheffield, Dublin and Oxford. I studied for my undergraduate degree in Rome, and I did my postgraduate studies in Manchester, Paris and Pisa, obtaining my doctorate from the Scuola Normale Superiore (2013).


Tags: Ancient History, Historiography, History of Religions, History of Concepts


  • E. Bispham, D. Miano (eds), Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy, Routledge: London-New York 2019.
  • D. Miano, "Divinités conceptuelles et pouvoir dans le polythéisme romain". Pallas: Revue d’études antiques 111, 2019, p. 95-111.
  • D. Miano, Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy, Oxford University Press: Oxford 2018.
  • D. Miano, Monimenta: Aspetti storico-culturali della memoria nella Roma medio-repubblicana, Bulzoni: Rome 2011.
  • Miano, Daniele (2022). Love, death, and funerals in ancient Rome: on the goddess Libitina. Mortality. ISSN 1357-6275. 27(2), p. 159–170. doi: 10.1080/13576275.2022.2066290. Full text in Research Archive
  • Miano, Daniele (2020). The Explosion of Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Ghosts of Rhetoric from the Artes Historicae to Postmodernist Historiography. Histos. The Online Journal of Ancient Historiography. 14, p. clxxv –clxxxvi. Full text in Research Archive
  • Elliott, Jackie & Miano, Daniele (2020). Cicero, Ennius and the Inscription for the Statue of Cato in Plutarch's Cato Maior. Latomus: Revue et collection d'études latines. ISSN 0023-8856. 79(3), p. 625–646. doi: 10.2143/LAT.79.3.3288811.
  • Miano, Daniele (2020). From Kyme to Cumae. Cumaean (hi)stories of continuity and eradication. In Bianchi, Edoardo & Pelloso, Carlo (Ed.), Roma e l'Italia tirrenica. Magistrature e ordinamenti istituzionali nei secoli V e IV a.C.. Edizioni dell'Orso. ISSN 9788836130535. p. 251–274.
  • Miano, Daniele (2019). Liber, Fufluns, and the others: rethinking Dionysus in Italy between the fifth and the third centuries BCE. In Mac Góráin, Fiachra (Eds.), Dionysus and Rome: Religion and Literature. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 9783110671568. p. 111–132.
  • Miano, Daniele (2019). From Saviours to Salvation: Salus in Republican Italy, Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy. Routledge. ISSN 9781138697553. p. 137–157.
  • Miano, Daniele (2019). Divinités conceptuelles et pouvoir dans le polythéisme romain. Pallas: revue d'études antiques. ISSN 0031-0387. 111, p. 95-–111.
  • Miano, Daniele (2017). Fortuna Primigenia e la salvezza. Q. Lutatius Cerco e le sortes. In Santi, Claudia & Pisano, Carmine (Ed.), Crisi e identità religiosa. Classicismo e tardo antico. Lithos. ISSN 9788899581404. p. 109–126.
  • Miano, Daniele (2016). How Roman Was Victory? The goddess Victoria in Republican Italy. In Santi, Claudia; Casadio, Giovanni & Mastrocinque, Attilio (Ed.), APEX: Studi storico-religiosi in onore di Enrico Montanari. Edizioni Quasar. ISSN 9788871407425. p. 109–124.
  • Miano, Daniele (2015). Spreading Virtues in Republican Italy. In Roselaar, Saskia (Eds.), Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004294547. p. 253–277.
  • Miano, Daniele (2015). The Goddess Ops in Archaic Rome. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (BICS). ISSN 0076-0730. 58(1), p. 98–127.
  • Miano, Daniele (2013). Tychai of Timoleon and Servius Tullius. A hypothesis on the sources. Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Classe di Lettere e Filosofia. ISSN 0392-095X. 4(2), p. 365–378.
  • Miano, Daniele (2012). Moneta: Sacred Memory in Mid-Republican Rome. In Bommas, Martin; Roy, Phobe & Harrisson, Juliette (Ed.), Memory and urban religion in the ancient world. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781472530530. p. 89–109.
  • Miano, Daniele (2009). Loci memoriae. Spazio e memoria nella Roma repubblicana. Mediterraneo Antico: Economie Società Culture. ISSN 1127-6061. p. 361–380.

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  • Miano, Daniele (2021). La Dea Fortuna. Una divinità e i suoi significati nella Roma repubblicana e nell’Italia antica. Carocci editore. ISBN 9788829004195. 216 p.
  • Miano, Daniele & Bispham, Edward (2019). Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy. Routledge. ISBN 9781138697553.
  • Miano, Daniele (2018). Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198786566.
  • Miano, Daniele (2011). Monimenta. Aspetti storico-culturali della memoria nella Roma medio-repubblicana. Bulzoni. ISBN 9788878705982.

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