Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

Universitat de Girona


Prof. Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (PhD 1996, UAB) is a Roman Historian. Before joining ICREA in 2009 he held Catalan and Spanish funded postdoctoral positions at Oxford for 3 years till 2002, Fulbright Visiting Fellowship at UC Berkeley (2004), and a Ramón y Cajal job at UAB (2004-9). Research awards as PI: H.F. Guggenheim Foundation (2007), RICIP (2010; 2012-3), 5 Spanish R+D Grants, Icrea Conference Award (2012), Tytus Visiting Fellowship at U.Cincinnati (2014); grants for archaeological research (2018-21; 2022-5). He is currently Visiting Scholar at Classics (Oxford). He has sponsored 6 postdocs (2012-4; 2018-25) and 3 PhD assistants. In 2015 he moved to UdG, where he has coordinated and still does a funded SGR Consolidated Group (2017-21; 2022-4) leading 22 researchers. He has successfully supervised 5 PhD theses and he is currently supervising 2 further theses. Member of an editorial board: Colección Libera Res Publica (Zaragoza-Sevilla), and of its Research Network (2023-5).

Research interests

Prof. Ñaco del Hoyo's research and interests lie predominantly with the history of Republican Rome. Alongside J. Principal (Barcelona) and M. Dobson (Exeter) he recently edted an international volume on ‘Rome and the north-western Mediterranean integration and connectivity c. 150-70 BC’, for Oxbow Books (2022), and he continues to expand such a research line for the years to come. Additionally, he has conducted research on Republican taxation, collateral damage, garrisoning strategies, asymmetrical warfare, military intelligence and logistics, crisis management, international relations, and peace studies in the Classical World. He is is currently co-editing a ‘Brill’s Companion to the Mercenaries of the Ancient Western Mediterranean’, alongside J. Armstrong (Auckland) and L. Rawlings (Cardiff), under contract.

Selected publications

- Ñaco del Hoyo, T. 2023, 'ITALY'S ECONOMIC REVOLUTION: INTEGRATION AND ECONOMY IN REPUBLICAN ITALY', Journal of Roman Studies, 113 - 228 - 229,
- Ñaco del Hoyo T 2023, 'Rome. Strategy of Empire', Classical Review, 73, 2, 609-61.
- G. Cabezas-Guzmán & T. Ñaco del Hoyo 2023, ‘Spoils, army wages and supplies in Rome’s early military intervention in Hispania’. In M. Helm, S. Roselaar (eds.), Spoils in the Roman Republic. Boone and Bane, Franz Steiner Verlag, Historia. Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte Series, ISBN 978-3-515-13369-2 (Print), Stuttgart, 265-285.

Selected research activities

-June 2023 to May 2025. Ayudas 2022 a Redes de Investigación. Agencia Estatal de Investigación. "RED2022-134584-T "Libera Res Publica. Red de Estudios sobre la República Romana" · Role: Researcher. -PhD Dissertation: Dr. Gerard Ventós Rodríguez, "Divide et impera. Conectividad y dinámicas de conflicto en Occidente durante la República Romana (ss. III-II aC), Universitat de Girona, 15-12-2023. Excellent 'cum laude'. Role: co-supervisor. -Reviewing: VIII PURPUREAE VESTES International Symposium (Athens), Cambridge University Press (2), Università di Catania, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. -Conference paper: V Seminario Libera Res Publica, Madrid (October). BA Thesis (TFG): Mr. Enric Bagué Noguer: "L’Arqueologia del conflicte: marc teòric i alguns casos d’estudi en la Hispania republicana". UdG. 29-06-2023. Role: supervisor. - Project meeting and presentation of T. Ñaco, J. Principal, M. Dobson (eds.), Rome and the North-Western Mediterranean. Integration and Connectivity, Oxford 2022: UdG, 17-02-2023. Role: organiser and chairman. -External examiner: PhD thesis J.P. Prieto Iummi. Romana arma non ante visa. Las guerras romanas en el Oriente helenístico (229-194 A.C.). Université Bordeaux Montaigne. 18-12-2023.