Clifford Ando

Biography and Interests: 

Clifford Ando

Title: David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor; Professor of Classics, History and Law and in the College; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Ancient Religions, University of Chicago; Research Fellow, Department of Classics and World Languages, University of South Africa
Education: Ph.D. Michigan 1996
Office: Classics 23
Areas of Specialization: Roman history; Roman religion; legal history; contemporary social theory; the history of political thought; metaphor and cognition

Clifford Ando's research focuses on the history of religion, law and government.  His current projects include a study of public law in the Roman republic, a volume on the emergence of theories of religion in the high Roman empire, and on-going inquiry into weak state formation.

Recent Publications: 

Books

  • Religion et gouvernement dans l'Empire romain. Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses, volume 172. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016
  • Roman Social Imaginaries. Language and thought in contexts of empire. Robson Classical Lectures. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015
  • Editor, with Seth Richardson.  Ancient States and Infrastructural Power. Europe, Asia and America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017
  • Editor, with Paul du Plessis and Kaius Tuori. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Editor, The New Ancient Legal History. Critical Analysis of Law 3.1 (2016)
  • Editor, Citizenship and Empire in Europe, 200-1900. The Antonine Constitution after 1800 Years. Stuttgart:  Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016
  • Editor, with Jörg Rüpke. Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion. Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter, 2015
  • Translator: John Scheid, The Gods, the State and the IndividualReflections on civic religion at Rome.  A translation of Les dieux, l’État et l’individu. La religion civique dans la Rome antique (Paris: Seuil, 2013). Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016

Articles

  • "Afterword." Dennis Kehoe and Thomas A.J. McGinn, eds., Ancient Law, Ancient Society: Studies in Honor of Bruce W. Frier. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017. 183-191.
  • "La forme canonique de l'empire antique : le cas de l'empire romain."  Updated reprint of #54.  Penser juridiquement l'empire? Jus Politicum, Hors-Série – 2017.  Paris:  Dalloz, 2017. 11-31
  • "Territoriality and infrastructural power in ancient Rome." Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson, eds. Infrastructural and Despotic Power in Ancient States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 115-148
  • "Introduction. States and state power in antiquity." Clifford Ando and Seth Richardson, eds. Infrastructural and Despotic Power in Ancient States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 1-16
  • "Empire and Aftermath."  Rita Lizzi, ed., Late Antiquity in Contemporary Debate. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017. 2-14
  • "City, village, sacrifice: The political economy of religion in the early Roman empire." Richard Evans, ed., Mass and Elite in the Greek and Roman World:  From Sparta to Late Antiquity. New York: Routledge, 2017. 118-136
  • "Cassius Dio on imperial legitimacy, from the Antonines to the Severans." Valérie Fromentin, Estelle Bertrand, Michèle Coltelloni-Trannoy, Michel Molin and Gianpaolo Urso, eds. Cassius Dion: nouvelles lectures. Bordeaux: Ausonius, 2016. 567-577
  • "Triumph in the decentralized empire." Johannes Wienand and Fabian Goldbeck, eds. Der römische Triumph in Prinzipat und Spätantike.  Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. 397-417
  • "Legal pluralism in practice." Paul du Plessis, Clifford Ando and Kaius Tuori, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 283-293
  • "Making Romans: democracy and social differentiation under Rome."  Myles Lavan, Richard E. Payne and John Weisweiler, eds.  Cosmopolitanism and Empire.  Universal Rulers, Local Elites and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 169-185
  • "Colonialism, Colonization: Roman Perspectives." Daniel L. Selden and Phiroze Vasunia, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Literatures of the Roman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Oxford Handbooks Online (published May 2016).
  • "The Varieties of Ancient Legal History Today." Critical Analysis of Law 3.1 (2016): 1-8
  • "The Changing Face of Cisalpine Identity." In Alison Cooley, ed., A Companion to Roman Italy (Oxford: Blackwell), 2016. 271-287
  • "Religiöse und politische Zugehörigkeit von Caracalla bis Theodosius."  Translated by Leif Scheuermann.  Keryx — Zeitschrift für Antike 4 (2016): 61-73
  • "The rites of others." Jonathan Edmondson and Alison Keith, eds. Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacles. University of Toronto Press, 2016. 254-277
  • "Introduction. Sovereignty, territoriality and universalism in the aftermath of Caracalla." Clifford Ando, ed., Citizenship and Empire in Europe. The Antonine Constitution after 1800 Years. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2016. 7-27
  • "Translator's Foreword," in John Scheid, The Gods, the State and the Individual.  Reflections on civic religion at Rome, translated by Clifford Ando.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. xi-xvii

Courses: 

  • Romans Outside Rome
  • Greek Thought and Literature
  • Study Abroad Program in Rome
  • Latin Prose Survey
  • Cicero, De Republica
  • Roman Law
  • Intermediate Latin
  • State and Subject in the Roman Empire
  • Empire and Enlightenment