Department of Classical StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Debra L. Nousek

nousekAssociate Professor of Classics

B.A. Alberta, M.A. Santa Barbara, Ph.D. Rutgers
Office: Lawson Hall, Room 3206
extension: 87481
Email: dnousek@uwo.ca

Teaching 2014-2015:

Areas of Interest:

  • Roman republican history
  • Greek and Latin historiography
  • Greek oratory, and numismatics

Current Projects:

  • "The Commentarii," in the Cambridge Companion to Caesar, edited by Christopher Krebs and Luca Grillo, Cambridge University Press (under contract)
  • On Writing Caesar: The Historical Monograph in the Late Republic, a book length study of Caesarian prose and the writing of history.
  • "The Literary Caesar," Appendix to the Landmark Caesar's Gallic Wars, ed. R. Strassler (under contract).
  • Preparation of an article on the representation of Hypereides' oratory in the treatise On the Sublime.
  • Preparation of an article on the significance of wordplay in Caesarian prose.


Publications:

  • A Caesar Workbook, co-authored with Rose Williams. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. (ISBN978-0-86516-753-7)
  • Ciceronian Echoes in Livys Bacchanalian Narrative, Classical Quarterly, 60.1, 156166.
  • "Turning Points in Roman History: the Case of Caesar's Elephant Denarius," Phoenix, vol. 62 (2008), 290-307.. 

Presentations:

  • Taming Caesar, (workshop with Rose Williams [see Rose's website for her contribution to this workshop]) Annual Institute of the American Classical League, UNLV, June 2012. (Download .pdf version)

  • Conquering and Creating Gaul: Caesars Use of Geography, Annual Institute of the American Classical League, Minneapolis, MN, June 2011

  • "The Bellum Gallicum and the Development of the Historical Monograph in the Late Republic," invited panellist, CAMWS 2009 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 4, 2009.

  • Echoes of Cicero in Livy's Bacchanalian Narrative (39.8-19)," American Philological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, January 4, 2008.

  • Silence and Omission in Caesars Bellum Gallicum, annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, St. Johns, Newfoundland, May 23, 2007.

  • Turning Points in Roman History: the Case of Caesar's Elephant Denarius," invited speaker for the UWO Classics Colloquium , September 30, 2006. Coinage and Currency in the Ancient World

  • "Revitalizing Cornelius Nepos: the Influence of the Vita Attici," Classical Association of Canada annual meeting, Toronto, May 24, 2006.

  • "An Unnoticed Pun in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum," Classical Association of Canada annual meeting, Banff, AB, May 14, 2005.

  • "Bridging Genres in Caesars Commentarii," American Philological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 4, 2004.

  • "Jumping Through Hypsos: Assessing Hypereides in Longinus' On the Sublime, American Philological Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 5, 2003.

  • "C. Iulius Caesar Audax: the Elephant Denarius and the Rhetoric of Civil War," Third Annual Societas Colloquium, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, Cumae, Italy, May 2002.

  • "Reading the Body Politic: the Character of the Plebs in Livy I," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Spring 2001.