Texas Tech University

Caroline Bishop

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Office: 262

Dr. Bishop specializes in Greek and Roman intellectual history, Cicero and the literature of the late Roman Republic, Latin prose, and the ancient and modern classical tradition. Much of her work focuses on questions of reading and interpretation in antiquity, and the way that ancient intellectual culture intersected with the literary tradition. She recently finished a monograph on how Cicero used Hellenistic scholarship on canonical Greek authors (Aratus, Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes) as part of a larger strategy of fashioning himself into a canonical author. Her next project centers on the reception of Cicero within antiquity. Her work with the Women Faculty Writing Groups on campus has been featured in Inside Higher Ed and Diverse Issues in Higher Ed.


pessimus omnium poeta: Canonization and the ancient reception of Cicero's poetry," in Illinois Classical Studies 43.1 (2018): 137-59

Naming the Roman Stars: Constellation Etymologies in Cicero's Aratea and De Natura Deorum. Classical Quarterly 66.1 (2016): 155-71

How to Make a Roman Demosthenes: Self-Fashioning in Cicero's Brutus and Orator. Classical Journal 111.2 (2015): 167-92

Book Chapters

"Hipparchus Among the Detractors," Classical Commentaries, ed. C.S. Kraus and C. Stray, Oxford University Press, 2016: 379-96.

"Roman Plato or Roman Demosthenes? The bifurcation of Cicero in ancient scholarship," in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero, ed. W.H.F. Altman, 2015: 283-306.


D. Pellacani, Cicerone: Aratea e Prognostica and Cicerone: Aratea, Parte I: Proemio e Catalogo delle costellazioni. Latomus (forthcoming)

E. Gee, Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition. Classical Review 65.1 (2015): 76-78.

D. Lehoux, What Did the Romans Know? An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.07.47.

R.A. Kaster, Studies on the Text of Macrobius' Saturnalia. Classical Review 62.1 (2012): 197-199.


Cicero, Greek learning, and the making of a Roman classic


Research Scholarship, Fondation Hardt (2016)

Loeb Classical Library Fellowship (2016-17)

TTU Humanities Research Fellowship, the Humanities Center at Texas Tech (2016)

Margo Tytus summer residency fellowship, University of Cincinnati (2015)


Classical Language & Literature Studies

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