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Jonathan P. Zarecki

My research focuses on the Late Republic, with special emphasis on Roman political philosophy and the breakdown of the Roman constitution. I am particularly interested in questions of civics, the symbolism of legitimacy, and Roman provincial administration. After the publication of my first book, Cicero's Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice, in June 2014 I will begin work on a history of the Roman lictors. My other teaching and research interests include ancient warfare, Roman epistolography, and Greco-Roman historiography. interests include Latin historiography, Horatian lyric poetry, and ancient warfare

There are 7 included publications by Jonathan P. Zarecki :

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Cicero's Definition of politikos 2009 1617 While Cicero's use of Greek has been the subject of a number of studies, scholars have generally ignored his use of politikos. Most assume that Cicero simply utilized the Platonic definition of the word. However, an investigation of Cicero's u...
The Cypriot Exemption from Evocatio and the Character of Cicero’s Proconsulship. 2012 181 Q. Volusium, tui Tiberi generum, certum hominem et mirifice abstinentem, misi in Cyprum ut ibi pauculos dies esset, ne cives Romani pauci qui illic negotiantur ius sibi dictum negarent; nam evocari ex insula Cyprios non licet. (Cic. Att. 5.21.6) I s...
Daniel Kapust, Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought. 2012 154 The study of Roman political theory is undergoing a renaissance, and Daniel Kapust has added his own contribution to the discussion with this concise, accessible, and interesting volume. In this work, a revision and expansion of his dissertation, Kap...
A Duet of Praise: Horace, Vergil and the Subject of Canemus in Carm. 4.15.32 2010 656 The Vergilian references in Carm, 4.10-15 suggest that Horace and Vergil, not Horace and a Roman crowd, are the subjects of canemus in 4.15.32. Horace has resurrected Vergil through his poetry to help him praise Augustus, because a true encomium of t...
Jon Hall, Politeness and Politics in Cicero’s letters. 2009 54 We have all wrestled at some point with the concept of politeness, since so much of our professional interaction is done via the written word. Whether as a newly-minted Ph.D. wondering how to address a senior scholar, as an instructor dealing with ov...
Matthew Fox, Cicero’s Philosophy of History. 2008 88 The purpose of Matthew Fox's (hereafter F.) latest book is to examine Cicero's use of historical exempla in his philosophical and rhetorical dialogues. These exempla reveal the depth and influence of Cicero's academic skepticism and his belief that R...
Pandora and the Good Eris in Hesiod 2007 803 HE PANDORA NARRATIVE in the Theogonia and Opera is one of the most discussed elements of the Hesiodic corpus; one need only consult Blümer‘s massive bibliography to see the interest that Pandora has drawn, particularly in the past forty years.1<...