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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, (Fall, 2013). [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. "A revolutionary doctrine? Cicero's natural right teaching in Mably and Burke." Classical Receptions Journal  vol. 6 no. 2, Oxford University Press (OUP) (Summer, 2014) 177-197. [doi]
  4. 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 (January, 2014) 1-22. [doi]
  5. Atkins, JW. "Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106–43 BCE)." The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Edited by Gibbons, M.  WILEY-BLACKWELL (2014) 489-498.
  6. 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  (2013) 15-34.
  7. Atkins, JW. "Greek and Roman Political Philosophy." Oxford Bibliographies in "Classics". Edited by Dee Clayman.  Oxford University Press (Fall, 2012). (Li nk)
  8. Atkins, JW. "The officia of St. Ambrose's de officiis." Journal of Early Christian Studies  vol. 19 no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press (Spring, 2011) 49-77. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  9. W. Atkins, J. "L'argument du De Re publica et le Songe de Scipion." Les Études Philosophiques  vol. 99 no. 4, CAIRN (Winter, 2011) 455-455. [doi]


  1. 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 (2015): 166-190. [doi]
  2. Atkins, JW. Constitution and Empire in Roman Republican Thought. Rome Museums and World Civilizations Peyking University Press (2014). Chinese translation

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).   (June 6, 2014). [Atkins%20on%20Steel.pdf]
  3. Atkins, JW, Y. Baraz A Written Republic. Cicero's Philosophical Politics. Pp. xiv + 252. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2012. Cased, £30.95, US$45. ISBN: 978-0-691-15332-2.. The Classical Review 63 02  417-419. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]


  1. with Rousselot, P. "A Young Researcher Tackles the De Republica." . Societe internationale des amis de Ciceron (SIAC), (Spring, 2010) 5-7. Translated into French, Spanish, and Italian  [abs]