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Fragment of a marble Sarcophagus
ca. 230-240 ACE
Duke Museum of Art


  1. Atkins, JW. Roman Political Thought.  Cambridge University Press,  248 pages.  [abs]
  2. Atkins, JW. Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason: The Republic and Laws.  Cambridge University Press, . [9781107043589]  [abs]


  1. Atkins, JW. "Non-domination and the libera res publica in Cicero's Republicanism." History of European Ideas  vol. 44 no. 6, Informa UK Limited  756-773. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Atkins, JW. "Natural Law and Civil Religion: De legibus, Book II"." Ciceros Staatsphilosophie. Edited by Hoeffe, O.  vol. 64   167-186.
  3. Atkins, JW. "Zeno's Republic, plato's Laws, and the early development of stoic natural law theory." Polis: the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought  vol. 32 no. 1, BRILL  166-190. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Atkins, JW. "Constitution and Empire in Roman Republican Thought." Rome Museums and World Civilizations Peyking University Press . Chinese translation
  5. Atkins, JW. "A revolutionary doctrine? Cicero's natural right teaching in Mably and Burke." Classical Receptions Journal  vol. 6 no. 2, Oxford University Press (OUP)  177-197. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Atkins, JW. "Euripides's orestes and the concept of conscience in Greek philosophy." Journal of the History of Ideas  vol. 75 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press  1-22. [doi]
  7. Atkins, JW. "Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106–43 BCE)." The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Edited by Gibbons, M.  WILEY-BLACKWELL  489-498.
  8. Atkins, JW. "Cicero on the Relationship between Plato’s Republic and Laws." Ancient Approaches to Plato’s Republic. Edited by Sheppard, A. BICS Supplement 117   15-34.
  9. Atkins, JW. "Greek and Roman Political Philosophy." Oxford Bibliographies in "Classics". Edited by Dee Clayman.  Oxford University Press . (Li nk)
  10. Atkins, JW. "The argument on De Re Publica and the Songe de Scipion (Dream of Scipio)." Les Études Philosophiques  vol. 99 no. 4, CAIRN  455-469. [doi]
  11. Atkins, JW. "The officia of St. Ambrose's de officiis." Journal of Early Christian Studies  vol. 19 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press  49-77. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]

Book & Monograph Reviews

  1. Atkins, JW, "Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality by Gary A. Remer". Political Theory   1-6.
  2. Atkins, JW, Review of Catherine Steel, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Cicero (Cambridge, 2013).   . [Atkins%20on%20Steel.pdf]
  3. Atkins, JW, Cicero's Philosophica (Review of Yelena Baraz, A Written Republic. Cicero's Philosophical Politics). The Classical Review 63 2  417-419. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]


  1. with Rousselot, P. "A Young Researcher Tackles the De Republica." . Societe internationale des amis de Ciceron (SIAC),  5-7. Translated into French, Spanish, and Italian  [abs]