Harriet Fertik

Phone: (603) 862-5389
Office: Classics, Humanities, & Italian Studies, Murkland Hall Rm 305, Durham, NH 03824
Harriet Fertik


  • Ph.D., Classics, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Classics&Classical Languages, University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Ancient political thought
  • Classical reception
  • Political culture
  • Roman literature
  • Visual culture

Courses Taught

  • CLAS 406: Intro to Roman Civilization
  • CLAS 530B: Tragedy/Comedy: Ancient Stage
  • CLAS 540B: Roman Houses & Public Life
  • CLAS 604: Golden Age of Rome
  • CLAS 695: Special Studies
  • GREK 503: Intermediate Classical Greek I
  • LATN 401: Elementary Latin I
  • LATN 402: Elementary Latin II
  • LATN 606/754: Readings in Latin Literature

Selected Publications

Fertik, H. (2020). Learning from Women: Mothers, Slaves, and Regime Change in Tacitus’ Dialogue on Orators. Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought, 37(2), 245-264. doi:10.1163/20512996-12340274

Fertik, H. (2019). The Ruler's House Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Fertik, H., & Hanses, M. (2019). Above the Veil: Revisiting the Classicism of W. E. B. Du Bois. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 26(1), 1-9. doi:10.1007/s12138-018-0475-9

Fertik, H. (2019). Hell to Pay: Aristotle and W. E. B. Du Bois’s Vision of Democracy in ‘Of the Ruling of Men’. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 26(1), 72-85. doi:10.1007/s12138-018-0480-z

Fertik, H. (2018). Obligation and Devotion: Creating a New Community in Lucan’s Bellum Civile. Classical Philology, 113(4), 449-471. doi:10.1086/699737

Fertik, H. (2018). The Absent Landscape in Xenophon’s Hiero. Mnemosyne, 71(3), 384-393. doi:10.1163/1568525x-12342288

Fertik, H. (2017). Sex, Love, and Leadership in Cicero’s Philippics 1 and 2. Arethusa, 50(1), 65-88. doi:10.1353/are.2017.0002

Fertik, H. H. (2015). Privacy and Power: The De Clementia and the Domus Aurea. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series, 102, 17-29.

Most Cited Publications