Joseph A. DiLuzio

Joseph A. DiLuzio
Lecturer in Classics
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  • B.A. History, The College of New Jersey, 2000 (summa cum laude)
  • M.A. Classical Archaeology, Tufts University, 2002
  • Ph.D. Classical Studies, Boston University, 2013

Cicero, Rhetoric, Late Roman Republic, Ancient Medicine, Manuscript Studies

Research Interests

As a Latinist, Joseph DiLuzio’s primary interest is the relationship between Cicero's rhetoric and the institutions and politics of late Republican Rome. He is a member of the Manuscript Research Collegium in Baylor’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, where is currently editing and writing an introduction to a sixteenth-century book of Latin prayers once owned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  Dr. DiLuzio also has an interest in the history of ancient medicine and teaches courses in Baylor’s Medical Humanities Program.

Selected Publications
  • The Prayerbook of Charles V: Imperial devotions on the eve of the Reformation. Medieval and Western Vernacular Manuscripts Series (Michelle Brown, series editor), Publications of Museum of the Bible.  Brill (under contract)
  • “The ‘First Triumvirate’ at Home and Abroad in Cicero’s Pro Flacco,” Greece and Rome 65.2 (2018) 175-88.
  • “The Civic Education of Cicero’s Ideal Orator,” Expositions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Humanities 8.1 (2014) 122-44. Online:
Recent Papers
  • “Deifying the Roman People in Cicero’s Post Reditum ad Quirites,” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Albuquerque, April 2018
  • “Philosophical Digression in Pro Sestio, Pro Balbo, and de Haruspicum Responsis” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Kitchener (Ontario), April 2017
  • “Political Philosophy in Cicero’s Post Reditum Speeches,” University of Texas, San Antonio, February 2017
  • “The ‘First Triumvirate’ at Home and Abroad in Cicero’s Pro Flacco 13-18,” Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Williamsburg, April 2016
  • “Cicero and the Education of the Republic’s Last Generation: A Program for Civic Renewal,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 2013.
  • “Cicero’s First Verrine and the Role of Shame in the Roman Courts,” Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Seattle, January 2013.
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