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Dr. Clifford Ando

Episode 9: Dr. Clifford Ando

Clifford Ando is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Distinguished Service Professor. He holds a dual appointment as a professor in the Departments of Classics and History at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the histories of religion, law and government in the ancient world. He writes and advises on topics related to provincial administration, the relationship between imperial power and local cultural change, and the form and structure of ancient empires. He has also written extensively on ancient religion. His current projects include a study of Latin as a language of the law from the mid-Republic to the end of Rome; a collaborative edition of the surviving Roman statutes; and, long term, a study of legal theory in contexts of weak state power. He is the author of Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2000), The Matter of the Gods. Religion and the Roman Empire (2008), Law, Language and Empire in the Roman Tradition (2011), and Roman Social Imaginaries. Language and Thought in Contexts of Empire (2016), among other books. He is also senior editor of Bryn Mawr Classical Review. A public lecture, "Pax Romana: Peace, Pacification and the Ethics of Empire," published in Ethics in Context.

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