William J. Dominik, who holds a PhD from Monash University, is Professor and former Chair of Classics at the University of Otago (See profile). He has lectured widely in Classics and the Humanities at a number of universities, including the University of Natal, where he was also Professor and Chair of Classics. Dominik has also taught at Texas Tech University, Monash University, University of Leeds, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and the Federal University of Bahia. He has also held (or has agreed to take up) Visiting Research Fellowships at the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford. Dominik has delivered 112 papers and received 179 grants and awards (counting renewals and sponsored visits but excluding pending and declined) internationally, including Commonwealth Fellowships in the United Kingdom and Australia. He has also served as Editor and Manager of the international Classics journal Scholia since its founding in 1991 and Editor or Co-editor of Latin Literature for The Literary Encyclpedia since 2005.
Dominik is the author or editor of 262 publications (including revised editions, reprints and contracted publications) in 18 countries, including 23 books, on Roman literature and other topics. Books published are Concordantia in Claudianum (co-asst. ed.) (1988), Speech and Rhetoric in Statius’ Thebaid (1994), The Mythic Voice of Statius: Power and Politics in the Thebaid (1994), Roman Eloquence: Rhetoric in Society and Literature (ed.) (1997), Concordantia in Sidonii Apollinaris Epistulas (co-ed.) (1997), Roman Verse Satire: Lucilius to Juvenal (co ed. and tr.) (1999, 2011), Words and Ideas (ed.) (2002, 2007, 2009, 2012), Words and Ideas: Answer Key (2007, 2009), Concordantia in Anthologiam Latinam 1–2 (co-ed.) (2002), Literature, Art, History: Studies on Classical Antiquity and Tradition (co-ed.) (2003), Flavian Rome: Culture, Image, Text (co-ed.) (2003), A Companion to Roman Rhetoric (co-ed.) (2006, 2010) and Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (co-ed.) (2009). Forthcoming are Concordantia in Petronium (co-ed.) (2013) and Brill’s Companion to Statius (co-ed.) (2014), while in progress is Rewriting the Past: Rome in the Punica of Silius Italicus.