Debra L. Nousek

Associate Professor 

BA (Alberta), MA (Santa Barbara), PhD (Rutgers)

Office: Lawson Hall, Room 3206
extension: 87481
Email: dnousek@uwo.ca

Areas of Interest

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

Teaching 2016-2017

  • CS3906G: Roman History MWF (1:30-2:30pm)
  • LA3100A/4903A: Latin Prose Selections MWF (9:30-10:30am)
  • Latin 9902A:Catlinarian Conspiracy (Cicero and Sallust) Th (2:30-5:30pm)

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. (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.
  • "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.