Nikola Golubović


I entered the PhD program at Penn in 2017. Prior to that, I earned my BA (summa cum laude, Dean’s Award) and MA, both in Classics, at the University of Belgrade. My MA thesis on Horace’s lyric narratives was awarded Branko’s Prize by Matica Srpska and was consequently published. My work on the Vlach language is forthcoming. I also co-authored a Serbian translation with introduction and notes of Manilius’ Astronomica Book 1.

I was named Ahuja Fellow for 2018–2019. In 2019 I helped to organize “The Popular in Classical Antiquity”, an international graduate conference.

Research Interests: 

Because of the training I received and a profound fascination with language, I enjoy reading Latin and Greek texts very closely. I am interested in Imperial prose, especially rhetoric and historiography. In my research I explore how texts establish and convey values. I am interested in literature’s relationship with politics and ideology. I am currently working on a dissertation prospectus on Roman declamation.