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Jennifer Gerrish

Assistant Professor

Address: Randolph Hall 306B
Phone: 843.953.9806
E-mail: gerrishj@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2012
A.B. Vassar College, 2005

Research Interests

Roman history and historiography; civil war; intertextuality and allusion in historiography

Publications

Book

2019.  Sallust's Histories and Triumviral Historiography: Confronting the End of History. Routledge.

Articles

2018. “The Blessed Isles and 'What If?' History in Sallust.” Histos 12: 49-70.
2018. “Heroic Resonances in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum 5,” Classical World 111.3: 351-370.
2016. "monstruosa species: Scylla, Spartacus, Sextus Pompeius and Civil War in Sallust's Histories." Classical Journal 111.2: 193-217.
2013. "civitatem recipit: Responding to Revolt in Thucydides Book 3 and Caesar Bellum Gallicum 7, ” New England Classical Journal 40.2: 69-85.

Reviews

2019. Review of Annika Domainko, Uncertainty in Livy and Velleius: Time, Hermeneutics and Roman Historiography. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2019.02.43, http://www.bmcreview.org/2019/02/20190243.html.
2019. Review of Catalina Balmaceda, Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians. The Historian 81: 160-162.
2015. Review of A. La Penna and R. Funari , C. Sallusti Crispi Historiae I: fragmenta 1.1-145. Texte und Kommentare, Bd 51. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.10.05, http://www. bmcreview.org/2015/10/20151005.html.
2011. Review of Stéphane Benoist, Anne Daguet-Gagey, Christine Hoët-van-Cauwenberghe, Sabine Lefebvre (edd.), Mémoires partagées, mémoires disputées: écriture et réécriture de l'histoire, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.2.47, http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/ 2011-02-47.html.

Papers and Presentations

2019.  “Sallust and the Cultural Trauma of Civil War,” Roman Civil Wars II, Rome, Italy, July 2019.
2019.  “Sertorius and Civilis: Rome and Exile in Sallust and Tacitus,” Historiography Jam III, Stanford University, April 2019.
2017.  “Sallust's Spartacus and Historiography Under the Triumvirs,” Spartacus: History and Tradition, Lublin, Poland, June 2017.
2017.  “The Blessed Isles and 'What-If' History in Sallust,” Transformations: Perspectives on Roman History (Classical Charleston VI), Charleston, SC, February 2017.
2016.  “Sallust's Histories, the Repetition Compulsion, and the Trauma of Civil War,” Emotional Trauma in Greek and Roman Culture: Representations and Reactions, Delphi, Greece, June 2016.
2016.  “The One-Room Schoolhouse: Inclusive Learning in the Intermediate Latin Classroom,” workshop (with cofacilitator, Caitlin Gillespie, Temple University), 112th annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Williamsburg, VA, March 2016.
2014.  “Historians in the Histories: Sallust as the Voice of Civil War,” Roman Civil Wars 49-30 BCE: Problems, Perspectives, Solutions, Kavala, Greece, August 2014.
2013.  “An Epic Duel in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum,” Association of Ancient Historians annual meeting, Montreal, QC, May 2014.
2013.  “monstruosa species: Scylla and Civil War in the Late Republic,” Classical Association of the Atlantic States annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2013.
2012.  “Sallust's Histories and the Role of Historiography under the Triumvirate,” 108th annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Baton Rouge, LA, March 2012.
2011.  “haec sunt meae imagines: Sallust, Sertorius, and Triumviral Politics,” 107th annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Grand Rapids, MI, April 2011.
2011.  “Sallust's Sertorius and the Blessed Isles: Or, How to Survive a Civil War,” Classical Association of the Northeast annual meeting, Mt. Holyoke, MA, March 2011.
2010.  “civitatem recipit: Responding to Revolt in Thucydides Book 3 and Caesar BG 7,” Association of Ancient Historians annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2010 and Classical Association of the Northeast annual meeting, Providence, RI, March 2010.
2009.  “Tacitus' Excursus on the Jews: Ethnography as a Mirror for Rome,” Association of Ancient Historians annual meeting, Vancouver, BC, May 2009.