Samuel's project explores the meanings of the divine Roman concept of felicity, felicitas, through its uses in Roman politics during the Late Roman Republic. The research reveals the mechanisms of the relationship between the divine and the Roman community.
Supervisor: Valentina Arena
Working title: 'Felicitas: The relationship between the divine and the Roman community'
Expected completion date: 2019
Conference papers and presentations
- 'Varro in St Augustine: Reconstructing the goddess Felicitas', Reconstructing the Republic: Imperial Citing Practices of Varro, British School at Rome and 'La Sapienza' Università di Roma, September 2016.
- 'Caesar versus Scipio Metellus: Felicitas and the battle for the res publica', Fractured States in the History of Political Thought, University College London, June 2017.
Media appearances/outreach work
- Taster lecture for UCL Widening Participation Summer School: 'Same old, same old: how politics has not changed in 2000 years'