Professor Linda W. Gillison received her Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Minnesota, where her work focused on Greco-Roman historiography. Her dissertation considered the rhetorical construction, by the historian Tacitus in his Annales, of the imperial female figure. Gillison came to UM-M in 1992 and has served twice as chairperson of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. She teaches Latin and Greek language and literature at all levels, Roman Culture and Civilization, Classical Mythology, and Women in Antiquity. She has regularly directed the UM-M (Wintersession) Study Abroad program in Italy. Her research continues in the area of Greco-Roman historiography and Roman social history.
Professor Gillison holds no regular office hours during summer, 2013. Please contact her by email.
Field Of Study:
I am currently researching the role and use of the concept of auctoritas in Cicero's de Officiis. In addition, I am working on human sustainability in the mature Roman Empire.
CLAS/LS 160L, Classical Mythology (Spring, 2014)
CLAS 170, Honors Seminar: Mythology (Spring, 2014)
CLAS/LS 320, Women in Antiquity (Fall, 2013)
LATN 101-102, Elementary Latin I, II (Fall, spring, 2013-2014)
LATN 311, Major Authors (Tacitus, Dialogus de Oratoribus, fall, 2013)
Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Minnesota, where her work focused on Greco-Roman historiography. Her dissertation considered the rhetorical construction, by the historian Tacitus in his Annales of the imperial female figure
She is a member of the Green Thread Initiative of The University of Montana for 2013-2014.
Professor Gillison is also a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, having held the Rome Prize in Classics in 1981.