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Andres Matlock

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Assistant Professor

Andres Matlock completed a PhD in Classics at UCLA, for which his dissertation examined constructions of time and experience in Cicero’s philosophical dialogues. He teaches courses in Latin and Greek, comparative literature and thought, as well as on the influences of Roman culture. His research ranges widely over ancient and modern approaches to philosophical ideas, especially time, nature, and change. He has recently published on the language of transformation in Sappho’s poetry (“Relationality, Fidelity, and the Event in Sappho,” Classical Antiquity 39.1) and the role of solitude in Cicero’s philosophy (“The Solitude of a Lifetime in Cicero’s de Finibus 5,” in Rafal Matuszewski, ed., Being Alone in Antiquity: Ancient Ideas and Experiences of Misanthropy, Isolation and Solitude, De Gruyter), and has forthcoming articles that deal with his growing interest in ecology and philosophy.


University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Ph.D., Classics, June 2020

Dissertation: “Time and Experience in Cicero’s Ethical Dialogues.

Committee: David Blank (chair), Francesca Martelli (chair), Kenneth Reinhard, Holly Haynes (College of New Jersey)

University of California, Los Angeles, CA

M.A., Classics, June 2016

Master’s Thesis: “Deconstructing moles in Caesar’s Bellum Civile and Lucan’s Bellum Civile.


Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

B.A., summa cum laude, May 2012

Double concentration in Classical Languages and Comparative Literature

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy, Fall 2010

Selected Publications:

Monograph under preparation: “The Experience of Time in Cicero’s Ethical Dialogues.”

Submitted for peer review: Between Success and Failure with Cicero: The Exemplum of Titus Albucius.”


2022: Feral Futures, or The Animal That Therefore I Am Not (Less to Follow),” in Sean Gurd and Mario Telò, eds., The Before and the After: Archê and Avenir in a Time of Crisis, Punctum Books.


2022: Shadow and Stone: Niobe in Stoicism and Platonism,” in Mario Telò and Andrew Benjamin, eds., Niobes: Antiquity/Modernity/Critical Theory,” Oregon State University Press.

2021: “The Solitude of a Lifetime in Cicero’s de Finibus 5,” in Rafal Matuszewski, ed., Being Alone in Antiquity: Ancient Ideas and Experiences of Misanthropy, Isolation and Solitude, De Gruyter.

2020: “Relationality, Fidelity, and the Event in Sappho,” Classical Antiquity 39.1.

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