Jonathan P. Zarecki

Associate Professor (Roman history, Republican literature)
Email: jpzareck@uncg.edu
Office: 1113 MHRA
Phone: no direct line; leave message on general office phone: 336-334-5214
At UNCG Since: 2006


Ph.D. University of Florida – 2005
M.A.  University of Florida – 2001
B.A.   Colby College – 1999

Research Interests

Dr. Zarecki’s research focuses on the history and literature of the Late Republic, specifically the breakdown of the Roman constitution and the transition from republic to empire. His primary interest lies in Cicero’s writings, with particular focus on the letters and philosophical works. Following the publication of his first book, Cicero’s Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice, in March 2013 he will start work on a comprehensive history of the Roman lictors. His other research interests include Latin historiography, Horatian lyric poetry, and ancient warfare.

Selected Publications

  • Cicero’s Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice. Bristol Classical Press. 2014.
  • “The Cypriot Exemption from Evocatio and the Character of Cicero’s Proconsulship.” Greece & Rome 59.1 (2012): 46-55.
  • “A Duet of Praise: Horace, Vergil, and the Subject of canemus in Carm. 4.15.32.” Classical Journal 105.3 (2010): 245-263.
  • “Cicero’s Definition of Politikos.” Arethusa 42.3 (2009): 251-270.
  • “Pandora and the Good Eris in Hesiod.” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 47.1 (2007): 5-29.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Proposal Preparation Program Grant, UNCG, 2011.
  • Junior Faculty Research Leave (Spring semester), UNCG, 2010.
  • Fellow, Center for Critical Inquiry, UNCG, 2009.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program, UNCG, 2008.
  • New Faculty Research Grant, UNCG, 2007.

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