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Dr. Thomas Strunk

Dr. Thomas Strunk

Associate Professor, Classics - Archive

Associate Professor, Classics

ML 5181
810 Schott Hall

Phone: (513) 745-1930

Fax: (513) 745-1955



Ph.D. and M.A. Loyola University Chicago
B.A. Pennsylvania State University


Roman history and historiography, Roman political thought, Roman philosophy, the music and poetry of Bob Dylan, the classical tradition and the African-American experience

Recent Publications


  • History after Liberty: Tacitus on Tyrants, Sycophants, and Republicans.  Forthcoming: Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


  • "Socrates and St. Ignatius: The Mad Man, the Monk and the Philology of Liberation."  Jesuit Higher Education 4.1 (2015).
  • "Collaborators Amongst the Opposition? Deconstructing the Imperial Cursus Honorum."  Arethusa 48.1 (2015): 47-58.
  • "Rape and Revolution: Tacitus on Livia and Augustus."  Latomus 73 (2014): 126-148.
  • "Domitian's Lightning Bolts and Close Shaves in Pliny." Classical Journal 109.1 (2013): 88-113.
  • "Pliny the Pessimist."  Greece & Rome 59.2 (2012) 178-192.

Works in Progress

  • Deconstructing the Monuments: Tacitus on the Reign of Augustus.
  • The Lives of Cato the Younger

Recent and Upcoming Talks

  • “Tacitus and History after Liberty.”  Robert Murray Lecture.  Xavier University.  April 2, 2016.

  • “The Baby-Sitter, the ABD, and the Absent-Minded Professor.”  Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 112th Annual Meeting.  Williamsburg, VA. March 19, 2016

  • “Cato under the Principate: Stoic Saint or Radical Republican.”  Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 111th Annual Meeting.  Boulder, Co.  March  27, 2015.

Recent Classes

  • Core 100: Caesar: Tyranny and Political Violence
  • Latin 341: Tacitus
  • Greek 331: Plato Republic
  • Latin 331: Lucretius
  • Latin 212: Vergil Aeneid
  • Latin 371: Medieval Latin

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