Texas Tech University

Caroline Bishop

Associate Professor of Classics
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. Her monograph Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic (Oxford UP, 2019) explores 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. She is currently working on a monograph focused on the reception of Cicero within antiquity. Her work with the Weekly Faculty Writing Groups on campus has been featured inInside Higher Ed and Diverse Issues in Higher Ed.


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


  • "magnum opus: Atticus, Cicero, and Eratosthenes' Geography", Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 162.3-4 (2019): 265-291.
  • 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

  • “The influence of Greek commentaries on the Bobbio Scholia to Cicero,” The Scholia on Cicero's Speeches: Contexts and Perspectives, ed. D. Pausch and C. Pieper. Brill (2023): 154-175.
  • “Care of the (Written) Self: Literary and Ethical Decorum in De Officiis,” Cambridge Critical Guide to the De Officiis, ed. R. Woolf, Cambridge University Press (2023): 163-181.
  • "The Thrill of Defeat: Classicism and the Ancient Reception of Cicero's and Demosthenes' Philippics," in Reading Cicero's Final Years, ed. C. Pieper and B. van der Velden, De Gruyter (2020): 37-55.
  • "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.

Reference Articles

  • Steel, Catherine; Bishop, Caroline. "Cicero," in Oxford Bibliographies Online, ed. R. Scodel. New York: Oxford University Press (2020).


  • Review of T.J. Keeline, Cicero: Pro Milone, Classical World 97.2 (2022): 85-86.
  • Review of G. La Bua, Cicero and Roman Education: The Reception of the Speeches and Ancient Scholarship. Latomus 79.2 (2020): 537-540.
  • Review of T.J. Keeline, The Reception of Cicero in the Early Roman Schoolroom: The Creation of a Cultural Legend. Classical Philology 115.1 (2020): 128-133
  • Review of D. Pellacani, Cicerone: Aratea e Prognostica and Cicerone: Aratea, Parte I: Proemio e Catalogo delle costellazioni. Latomus 76.4 (2017): 1139-1141.
  • 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.


  • Loeb Classical Library Fellowship (2021-22)
  • 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)




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