Over the past twenty years, much scholarship has focused on ancient democracy, whereas significantly less has engaged with ancient republics and related constitutional forms in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East. This workshop (co-organised with Grant Nelsestuen of the Department of Classics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Monte Johnson of the Department of Philosophy at the University of California–San Diego) seeks to develop
The second conference took place in Madison, WI, on 10-11 April 2016 at the University of Wisconsin, and pursued a deeper understanding of the Roman Republic in the historical imagination, with papers on political thinkers ranging from Ovid to Hobbes. This workshop was supported by grants from the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A final workshop is expected to take place in San Diego, CA, at the University of California - San Diego, in 2017.