My most recent book is Empire and Memory. The Representation of the Roman Republic in Imperial Culture (Cambridge 2005). My current project, tentatively titled Genius urbis. The city of Rome in Latin historiography, investigates when and how the urban spaces, buildings, and monuments of Rome figure in (primarily) Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus. My overarching interests lie in the intersection of history and literature, especially in the imperial period. For a full list of publications and projects, as well as various dissertations I have supervised or am in the process of supervising, please see the CV on my website (listed below).
- L. J. Bliquez and A.M. Gowing, 'Miscellaneous Minor Objects', in The Collection of Antiquities of the American Academy in Rome, Supplement to the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, L. Bonfante and H. Nagy, edd. (Ann Arbor 2016)
- 'Memory as Motive in Tacitus,' in Aspects of Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity, K. Galinsky, ed. (Oxford 2016), pp. 43-64.
- 'Cassius Dio and the City of Rome', in Cassius Dio: Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician, C.H. Lange and J.M. Madsen, edd. (Brill 2016) pp. 117-35.
- Alain M. Gowing, Response: APA Panel on '‘Historiography, Poetry, and the Intertext’, 4 January 2013. Published in Histos, the online journal of ancient historiography.
- Alain M. Gowing. "Afterword." J. Farrell and D. Nelis, eds. Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic. Oxford University Press: 2013.
- Alain M. Gowing. "Tully’s Boat: responses to Cicero in the imperial period." Cambridge Companion to Cicero, ed. C. Steel. Cambridge University Press: 2013.
- Alain M. Gowing. "'Caesar grabs my pen': Writing Civil War under Tiberius." Citizens of Discord. Rome and Its Civil Wars. (Breed, Damon and Rossi, eds.). Oxford: 2010. 249-60.
- Alain M. Gowing. Empire and Memory. The Representation of the Roman Republic in Imperial Culture. Cambridge University Press: 2005.
- Alain M. Gowing. The Triumviral Narratives of Appian and Cassius Dio. University of Michigan Press: 1992.
- Alain M. Gowing, "Forgetting Germanicus: Reading Valerius Maximus through Tacitus’ Tiberian Books," in J. Murray and D. Wardle, edd., Reading by Example. Valerius Maximus and the Historiography of Exempla (Brill 2021)
Research Advised: Undergraduate Senior Essays
- Hunter Cisiewski. "Caesar in Iraq: How Rome's Imperator is reflected in 21st Century America," Senior Essay, 2021
- Feiyang Liu, "Age of Decadence: a Stylistic Comparison of the Commentary of Zuo and Ab Urbe Condita Book I" (Senior Essay, 2020)
- Katherine Evans, "War and Religion in Livy Book 1: Romulus and Numa as Archetypes" (Senior Essay 2019)
- Natalie Hollenbaugh, 'Paired People in Livy Book 1' (Senior Essay 2018)
- Lee Michel, "The Characterization and Moral Exempla of Men and Women in Livy Book 1" (Senior Essay 2018)
- Brant McPherson. 'The Tiberian Mask: from sanus to saevus.' Senior Essay, 2017.
- Kayoung Kim. "Petronius' Trimalchio vs Tokugawa's Shogun: the Elegance Found within the Ideal Dining and the Ridiculousness in the Extremities." Senior Essay, 2017.
- Alexis Allen. "The Judgements of Tacitus Through His Portrayal of Neronian Women." Senior Essay, 2017.
- Tessa Lee Stephenson. "Religion and Legal Thought in Cicero's De legibus." Senior Essay, 2015.
- Lauren Dudley. "Under the Wings of Artemis: Exhibition and Catalogue." Senior Essay, 2014.
- Ian Henry. "Rome: The City of Awkward Stairs: Recollections from a Quarter Abroad." Senior Essay, 2013.
- Blake Cantrell. "Catiline: Metonym for a failed Republic." Senior Essay, 2013.
- Amanda Zurita. "Modern Travel in Ancient Rome: The eternal tourist experience." Senior Essay, 2012.
- John Polwarth. "Skepticism and Belief in Classical Athens: an examination of Euripides' Bacchae." Senior Essay, 2011.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Brandon Jones, The Sophistic Roman: Education and Status in Quintilian, Tacitus and Pliny (2015)
- Morgan Palmer. Inscribing Augustan Personae: Epigraphic Conventions and Memory Across Genres. Diss. 2014
- Alexandra Kennedy. Leaving Rome: Alienation from and Attachment to the City in Augustan Literature. Diss., 2013.
- Jaime Volker. Caesarian Conflict: Portrayals of Julius Caesar in narratives of civil war. Diss., 2012.
- Kari Ceaicovschi. (Re)constructing Cato Maior: An Assessment of the Reception of Cato in Latin Literature from Cicero to Aulus Gellius. Diss., 2008.
- Eric Ross. Historical Wisdom: Intellectual Figures and Authorial Persona in Herodotus. Diss., 2007.
Summer 2018 Full-term
Summer 2012 Full-term
- UW Rome Center featured in Dec. '19 University of Washington Magazine - December 18, 2019
- Kathleen Noll (BA in History and Latin '14) named 2014 Dean's Medalist in Social Sciences - June 19, 2014
- UW Latin in the High Schools - April 22, 2014
- Rescheduled for March 17,2018: Freedom in the Ancient World: 2018 Annual Conference for Teachers - March 17, 2018 - 8:30am
- Roman Myth and Mythmaking, an exhibit and lecture series in Spokane at Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum - September 17, 2016 to December 17, 2016