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.

Publications: 

Recent Books:

  • Roman Social Imaginaries.  Language and thought in contexts of empire. Robson Classical Lectures. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015
  • Religion et gouvernement dans l'Empire romain. Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses, volume 172. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016
  • Editor, with Jörg Rüpke. Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion. Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter, 2015
  • Editor, Citizenship and Empire in Europe, 200-1900. The Antonine Constitution after 1800 Years. Stuttgart:  Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016
  • Editor, The New Ancient Legal History. Critical Analysis of Law 3.1 (2016)
  • Editor, with Paul du Plessis and Kaius Tuori. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Editor, with Seth Richardson.  Ancient States and Infrastructural Power. Europe, Asia and America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017
  • 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

 

Recent Articles:

 

  • "Fact, fiction and social reality in Roman law." In Maksymilian del Mar and William Twining, eds., Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice, Boston: Springer, 2015.  295-323
  • With Jörg Rüpke, "Introduction." Clifford Ando and Jörg Rüpke, eds., Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. 1-9
  • "Three revolutions in government." In Lucian Reinfandt, Stephan Prochazka and Sven Tost, eds., Official epistolography and the languages of power, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015. 163-172
  • "Mythistory: the pre-Roman past in Latin Late Antiquity." In Hartmut Leppin, ed., Antike Mythologie in christlichen Kontexte der Spätantike — Bilde, Räume, Texte. Millennium-Studien.  Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. 205-218
  • "Exemplum, analogy and precedent in Roman law." Michèle Lowrie and Susanne Lüdemann, eds., Between Exemplarity and Singularity: Literature, Philosophy, Law. New York: Routledge, 2015. 111-122
  • With Anne McGinness.  "In Memoriam Sabine G. MacCormack."  Journal of Jesuit Studies 2 (2015), 1-9
  • "La forme canonique de l'empire antique : le cas de l'empire romain," Ius Politicum 14 (2015), on-line
  • "Praesentia Numinis. Part 3:  Idols in context (of use)." Asdiwal 10 (2015), 61-76
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Religiöse und politische Zugehörigkeit von Caracalla bis Theodosius."  Translated by Leif Scheuermann.  Keryx — Zeitschrift für Antike 4 (2016): 61-73
  • "The Changing Face of Cisalpine Identity." In Alison Cooley, ed., A Companion to Roman Italy (Oxford: Blackwell), 2016. 271-287
  • "The Varieties of Ancient Legal History Today." Critical Analysis of Law 3.1 (2016) 1-8 (here)
  • "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): DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199699445.013.4 (here)
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Triumph in the decentralized empire." Johannes Wienand and Fabian Goldbeck, eds. Der römische Triumph in Prinzipat und Spätantike.  Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. 397-417
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Empire and Aftermath."  Rita Lizzi, ed., Late Antiquity in Contemporary Debate. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017. 2-14
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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.

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