John Dugan


John Dugan.

John Dugan


John Dugan


Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests

Latin literature of the late Republic and Augustan period; ancient rhetoric and oratory; ancient and modern literary criticism and aesthetics

Contact Information

338 Academic Center, North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14261-0026

Phone: (716) 645-0456


  • PhD, Department of Classics, Yale University, 1996
  • MPhil, Department of Classics, Yale University, 1990
  • MA, Department of Classics, Yale University, 1988

Selected Publications

Cover of "Making a New Man".
  • Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works (Oxford University Press, 2005).
  • “Non sine causa sed sine fine:  Cicero’s compulsion to repeat his consulate.”  Classical Journal 110.1 (2014) 9-22 (a special issue on Cicero edited by Daniel Hanchey and Alden Smith).
  • “Cicero and the Politics of Ambiguity: Interpreting the Pro Marcello.” In  Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome, edited by C. Steel and H. van der Blom (Oxford University Press, 2013), 211-225.
  • Scriptum and Voluntas in Cicero’s Brutus.” In Letteratura e Civitas: Transizioni dalla Repubblica all’Impero. In ricordo di Emanuele Narducci, edited by M. Citroni (Edizioni ETS, Pisa, 2012), 119-128.
  • “Rhetoric and the Roman Republic.” In The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoric edited by Erik Gunderson (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • “Modern Critical Approaches to Roman Rhetoric.” in A Companion to Roman Rhetoric, W. Dominik and J. Hall eds. (Blackwell Publishing, 2006).
  • “Preventing Ciceronianism: C. Licinius Calvus’ regimens for sexual and oratorical self-mastery.” Classical Philology 96 (2001) 400-428.

Undergraduate Courses

Latin 201; Latin 301 (Ovid); Roman Civilization; Classical Epic

Graduate Courses

History of Latin Literature; Latin Syntax and Stylistics; Roman Rhetoric; Catullus and Roman Alexandrianism; Cicero’s Letters; Roman Biography; Roman Letter Writing; Plautus and Terence; Roman Love Elegy; Petronius’ Satyricon.