Andrew Horne

Biography and Interests: 

Andrew Horne is a Humanities Teaching Fellow in Classics and the College. His research focuses on the history of moral and political ideas, particularly in Rome.

He is now at work on two major projects. The first is a monograph on "the festival of life"—a family of metaphors commonly used in ancient philosophy (Lucretius, Epictetus, etc.), which compare life to a religious festival. Life is a contest, a journey, a play, a banquet, a religious initiation. The second is a study of Cicero's conception of freedom across the domains of politics and ethics, with attention to Augustan reception.

Courses have focused on the history of freedom, the practice and philosophy of leisure, and ancient comedy and satire.

Recent Publications: 

Hypothêkai: On Wisdom Sayings and Wisdom Poems,” Classical Antiquity 37 (2018): 31-62.

“Georgic Justice,” Vergilius 64 (2018): 3-29.

Honors, Awards, Fellowships and Grants: 

2018-20, Humanities Teaching Fellow in Classics and the College, University of Chicago

2017-18, Mellon Humanities Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Chicago

2016-17, Rome Prize Fellow: Arthur Ross Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, American Academy in Rome


The Idea of Freedom in Antiquity

Sports and Leisure in the Ancient World

Humor in Antiquity

Humanities Core, Greece & Rome Sequence

Athens Study-Abroad

Intermediate Latin & Greek