I have primarily worked on the 1st century AD unfinished poem, the Achilleid, by the Flavian poet Publius Papinius Statius. My doctoral research explored central aspects of the poem that lend themselves to a darker/tragic reading.

My main research interest lie within the literature of the Flavian period, but I am interested in Neronian texts and the Augustan poets (esp. Virgil and Ovid). I am also drawn to the reception and intersection of classical literature in the dramatists of the Spanish Golden Age (especially Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca), as well as the use and reuse of Augustan topoi by Flemish humanists of the 16th Century (Dominicus Lampsonius).


PhD in Classics and Ancient History –  September 2015—July 2019 (University of Manchester)
MA in Classics and Ancient History – September 2014—September 2015 (University of Manchester)

BA in Classics and Ancient History – September 2011—July 2014 (University of Manchester)


Julene Abad Del Vecchio

Profile picture of Julene Abad Del Vecchio


active 2 days, 14 hours ago