Jed W. Atkins

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

External address: 
232 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
(919) 684-2695
Office Hours: 

MW 4:30-5:30 PM

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

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge (UK) 2009

  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge (UK) 2005

  • B.A., Bowdoin College 2004

Atkins, JW. Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason: The Republic and Laws. Cambridge University Press, October 17, 2013. (Monograph)

Atkins, JW. "Constitution and Empire in Roman Republican Thought (In preparation)." Rome. Peyking University Press, 2015.

Atkins, JW. "Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106–43 BCE)." The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Ed. M Gibbons. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 489-498.

Atkins, JW. "Cicero on the Relationship between Plato’s Republic and Laws." Ancient Approaches to Plato’s Republic. Ed. A Sheppard. 2013. 15-34.

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 32.1 (May 5, 2015): 166-190. Full Text

Atkins, JW. "A revolutionary doctrine? Cicero's natural right teaching in Mably and Burke." Classical Receptions Journal 6.2 (June 1, 2014): 177-197. Full Text

Atkins, JW. "Euripides’s Orestes and the Concept of Conscience in Greek Philosophy." Journal of the History of Ideas 75.1 (2014): 1-22. Full Text

Atkins, JW, and Atkins, JW. "L'argument du De Re Publica et le Songe de ScipionL'argument du De Republica et le Songe de Scipion." Les etudes philosophiques 99.4 (December 2011): 455-469. (Academic Article)

Atkins, JW. "The Officia of St. Ambrose's De officiis." JOURNAL OF EARLY CHRISTIAN STUDIES 19.1 (2011): 49-77.

Rousselot, P. "A Young Researcher Tackles the De Republica." Gazette Tulliana 2.Spring (2010): 5-7.

Atkins, JW. "Classic Communication." Duke Magazine Special Issue 2016: 14-15. (Essay)