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Fay Glinister

Dr Fay Glinister

Lecturer in Roman History

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

+44 29225 14581
John Percival Building, Floor 5, Room 5.49a, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Research interests

My PhD was on the kings of Rome in the Sixth Century BC and early Rome remains a strong interest of mine. I now undertake research on Roman and Italic religion, and am writing a book on the goddess Diana. I am also interested in colonisation and cultural change in Roman Republican Italy.

I also work on antiquarian writers, particularly Sextus Pompeius Festus, and the Roman historical tradition.



  • Bradley, G. J. and Glinister, F. 2013. Italic religion. In: Bredholt Christensen, L., Hammer, O. and Warburton, D. eds. The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe. European History of Religions Durham: Acumen, pp. 173-191.




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My research interests include:

* Roman religion

* The votive tradition in the Hellenistic world

* The goddess Diana

* Cultural change in Roman Italy

* Early Rome

* Antiquarians and the Roman historical tradition, particularly Festus

* Women in Rome and Italy


I am module convenor for A World Full of Gods and Roman Imperial History.

I contribute to teaching on other Ancient History modules, including Investigating the Ancient World, 20 Objects, Introduction to Ancient History and Pots, Poems and Pictures.

I also supervise Independent Study and Final Year Dissertation students.


Education and qualifications

1987-1990 BA Hons in Ancient and Medieval History, University College London

1990-1995 PhD, University College London (The Roman Kingship in the Sixth Century BC)

Career overview

1995-1998 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London

1998-2000 Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship (held at the British School at Rome)

2000-2007 Research Fellow, Festus Lexion Project, University College London

2012 Research Associate, Wellcome Trust Generation to Reproduction Project, HPS, Cambridge University

I have been teaching at Cardiff since 2007.