Henriette van der Blom


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I welcome proposals for supervision in any aspect of Roman History, especially political life in the Roman republic or any aspect of Roman/Latin oratory and rhetoric. I have supervised PhD students working on an anonymous rhetorical work from the Roman republican period, the Rhetorica ad Herennium, on ‘Roman’ speeches in the work of the Greek historian Dio Cassius, on popular power in the late Roman Republic, on communicative failure in Latin epic, on Sallust's Cicero compared with Luke's St Paul, and on Cicero's De Senectute. I have also supervised a number of Master’s students (MA and MRes) on a range of Roman history topics. I currently supervise the following PhD and research students: Ben Salisbury, ‘Before Public Opinion: The Role of Tribunes of the Plebs in Creating, Manipulating, and Responding to Popular Sentiment in the Late Roman Republic (c. 70 – 49 BC)’ (supervising with Dr Hannah Cornwell) Ashley Chhibber, ‘Heroism and the Failure to Communicate in the epics of Rome (Aeneid, Bellum Civile and Punica)’ (supervising with Professor Helen Lovatt, University of Nottingham) Joshua Larosa, ‘Augustus patron of tradition: How Augustus utilised the mos maiorum in the image of the founders of Rome and the ethos they propagated’ (supervising with Dr Hannah Cornwell) Tim Morrison, ‘A study of Cicero’s De senectute’ (supervising with Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos) Erich Pracht, as part of the Epistolary Visions of Transformational Leadership research project (supervising with Professor Eve-Marie Becker, University of Münster, Germany)


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