Ancient Studies
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Ms Amy Daniels


BAHons (German), MPhil (Ancient Studies), Stellenbosch


Currciulum Vitae


I am a professional educator with a passion for social history and Latin. The following principles guide my teaching and research practice: service with integrity, leadership by example, and respect for human dignity. Combined with a passion for learning and a light-hearted approach to interacting with my students, I hope to spur others on to love of people, difference, language, history and culture, in all their beautiful complexity and variety.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Augustine of Hippo

  • Reception of Classical Antiquity

  • Classics in South African Higher Education

Courses Taught in 2021

  • ​​​Latin 178 (Beginning Latin)

  • Latin 214 (Intermediate Grammar)

  • Ancient Cultures 144 (Introduction​ to the Ancient World II: Greece and Rome)

Current & Recent Projects

  • PhD project on Augstine of Hippo and martyrdom discourse

  • Lingua Musica: The ​application of classical aural training techniques in teaching Latin

  • DiaLogical Podcast:​​


  • First-year Academy awards in recognition of excellence by top-achieving students (2017-2019)

  • Early Career Research Grant (2017-2018, Stellenbosch University)

  • Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University bursary (2010 - 2011)

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) bursary for German (2008)

  • Leipzig University Herder Institute Summer course bursary (2008)

  • Stellenbosch University Merit Bursary (2006 - 2008)

  • Golden Key Honour Society (inducted 2006)