William J. Dominik, who holds a PhD from Monash University, is Professor and Chair of Classics at the University of Otago, New Zealand (See https://www.otago.academia.edu/WilliamDominik). He has lectured widely in Classics and the Humanities at a number of universities, including the University of Natal (South Africa), where he was also Professor and Chair of Classics. Dominik has also taught at Texas Tech University (USA), Monash University (Australia), University of Leeds, University of Cambridge (England), University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). He has also held Visiting Research Fellowships at the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford (England). Dominik has delivered 126 papers and received 190 grants and awards (counting renewals and sponsored visits but excluding pending and declined) internationally, including Commonwealth Fellowships in the United Kingdom and Australia. He was also the Founding Editor and Manager of the twenty-year (1992-2011) international Classical series Scholia (South Africa / New Zealand) and has served as Editor/Co-editor of Latin Literature or Senior Advisory Editor for The Literary Encyclpedia since 2005.
Dominik is the author or editor of 319 publications (including revised editions, reprints and contracted publications) in 18 countries, including 24 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, 2008, 2009, 2012), Words and Ideas: Answer Key (2006, 2009, 2014), 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), Petronii Satyricon Concordantia (co-ed.) (2013) and Brill’s Companion to Statius (co-ed.) (2015).