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Curriculum Vitae

Jed W. Atkins

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Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103 (919) 684-2695 (office)
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Education

Ph.D.University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)2009
M.Phil.University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)2005
B.A. Bowdoin College2004
Areas of Research

Cicero; Greek, Roman, and early Christian political and moral philosophy; history of political thought

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Assistant Professor of Classics, 2009
Visiting Positions
Lecturer in Classics, University of London, 2008 - 2009
Part-time
Postgraduate Tutorial Assistant in Classics, University of London, 2008 - 2009
Part-time
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Democracy and Law: Ancient and Modern, Humanities Writ Large Mellon Grant
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Studies, Duke University, 2014-15
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Classical Studies, Duke University, 2013-14
Democracy: Ancient and Modern, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
Elected ‘Scholar’ of Sidney Sussex College, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, 2007
Howard Studentship, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, 2007-2008
Goold Classics Prize in Latin and Greek, Bowdoin College, 2004
Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Keasbey Memorial Foundation, 2004-2006
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2004
Philo Sherman Bennett Priz, Bowdoin College, 2004
Hannibal Hamlin Emery Prize in Latin, Bowdoin College, 2003
James and Sarah Bowdoin Scholar, Bowdoin College, 2001-2004
Professional Service

Selected Recent Invited Talks

Gratitude: An Ancient Virtue for the Modern World, Wheaton, 12 April 2018
Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in Cicero's De officiis, University of Chicago, 1 April 2018
Cicero on Athenian Democracy and Its Critics, France, 1 March 2018
Hope and Empire in the Dream of Scipio, Paris, France, 1 March 2018
Plato’s Laws, Zeno’s Republic, and the Early Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, Cornell University, March 10, 2014
Cicero on Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in De officiis, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January, 2014
Plato’s Laws and the Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January, 2013
Plato’s Laws and the Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory, Northeastern Political Science Association, November, 2012
Cicero on Constitutional Change and the Mixed Constitution, University of Virginia, January, 2012
Natural Law and the Laws of Cicero's De Legibus, American Philological Association Annual Meeting, January, 2012
Political Society and Citizens' Rights in Cicero's Republic, University of Virginia, January 28, 2011
The First Founding Father? The Greeks and the Mixed Regime, University of Virginia, January 28, 2011
Polybius and Cicero on Constitutional Change and the Mixed Constitution, Polybius: Historian-Philosopher?, University of Oxford, May, 2008
Cicero's Skepticism and Politics, 1st Century BC Philosphy Seminar, University of Cambridge, February, 2008
History and Constitutional Change: Plato Republic 8 in the Political Theory of Cicero and Polybius, London, November, 2007
The Officia of St. Ambrose’s De Officiis, University of Cambridge, October, 2007
The Argument of De Republica and the Dream of Scipio, University of Oxford, May, 2007
Foundations of Justice in De Republica 3, Political Thought and Intellectual History Workship, University of Cambridge, October, 2006
Professional Affiliations

American Philological Association
Société internationale des Amis de Cicéron (SIAC)
American Political Science Association

Publications

Books

  1. Atkins, JW, Roman Political Thought (April, 2018), pp. 248 pages, Cambridge University Press.
  2. Atkins, JW, Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason: The Republic and Laws (Fall, 2013), Cambridge University Press [9781107043589].

Articles

  1. Atkins, JW, Leo Strauss's Lucretius and the Art of Writing, in Euphrosyne Studies in Ancient Philosophy, History, and Literature, edited by Burian, P; Strauss Clay, J; Davis, G (March, 2020), pp. 29-55, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG.
  2. Atkins, JW, Tertullian on 'The Freedom of Religion', Polis: the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, vol. 37 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. 145-175, Brill [doi].
  3. Atkins, JW, Book Review: Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality, by Gary A. Remer, Political Theory, vol. 47 no. 1 (February, 2019), pp. 142-147, SAGE Publications [doi].
  4. Atkins, JW, Integrity and Conscience in Medical Ethics: A Ciceronian Perspective., Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 62 no. 3 (January, 2019), pp. 470-488, Project Muse [doi].
  5. Atkins, JW; Murgier, C, Espoir et empire dans le songe de Scipion, Cahiers Philosophiques, vol. N°159 no. 4 (2019), pp. 27-27, CAIRN [doi].
  6. Atkins, JW, Non-domination and the libera res publica in Cicero's Republicanism, History of European Ideas, vol. 44 no. 6 (August, 2018), pp. 756-773, Informa UK Limited [doi].
  7. Atkins, JW, Natural Law and Civil Religion: De legibus, Book II", in Ciceros Staatsphilosophie, edited by Hoeffe, O, vol. 64 (2017), pp. 167-186.
  8. 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 (May, 2015), pp. 166-190, BRILL [doi].
  9. Atkins, JW, Constitution and Empire in Roman Republican Thought, in Rome, Museums and World Civilizations (2015), Peyking University Press.
  10. Atkins, JW, A revolutionary doctrine? Cicero's natural right teaching in Mably and Burke, Classical Receptions Journal, vol. 6 no. 2 (Summer, 2014), pp. 177-197, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi].
  11. Atkins, JW, Euripides's orestes and the concept of conscience in Greek philosophy, Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 75 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 1-22, Johns Hopkins University Press [doi].
  12. Atkins, JW, Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106–43 BCE), in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, edited by Gibbons, M (2014), pp. 489-498, WILEY-BLACKWELL.
  13. Atkins, JW, Cicero on the Relationship between Plato’s Republic and Laws, in Ancient Approaches to Plato’s Republic, BICS Supplement 117, edited by Sheppard, A (2013), pp. 15-34.
  14. Atkins, JW, Greek and Roman Political Philosophy, in Oxford Bibliographies in "Classics", edited by Dee Clayman (Fall, 2012), Oxford University Press (Li nk.).
  15. Atkins, JW, The officia of St. Ambrose's de officiis, Journal of Early Christian Studies, vol. 19 no. 1 (Spring, 2011), pp. 49-77, Johns Hopkins University Press [Gateway.cgi], [doi].
  16. Atkins, JW, L'argument du De Re Publica et le Songe de Scipion, Les Études Philosophiques, vol. 99 no. 4 (Winter, 2011), pp. 455-469, CAIRN [doi].

Other

  1. with Rousselot, P, A Young Researcher Tackles the De Republica, Gazette Tulliana, vol. 2 no. Spring (Spring, 2010), pp. 5-7, Societe internationale des amis de Ciceron (SIAC).

Book & Monograph Reviews

  1. Atkins, J, "How Christianity Changed Singleness", First Things, vol. 299 no. January 2020 (January, 2020), pp. 44-50.
  2. Atkins, JW, "Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality by Gary A. Remer", Political Theory (December, 2017), pp. 1-6, SAGE Publications.
  3. Atkins, JW, Review of Catherine Steel, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Cicero (Cambridge, 2013) (June, 2014), The Classical Journal [Atkins%20on%20Steel.pdf].
  4. Atkins, JW, Cicero's Philosophica (Review of Yelena Baraz, A Written Republic. Cicero's Philosophical Politics), The Classical Review, vol. 63 no. 2 (October, 2013), pp. 417-419, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [Gateway.cgi], [doi].

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