Ian Oliver received his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017. His dissertation, entitled The Audiences of Herodotus: The Influence of Performance on the Histories, reexamined large sections of the Histories—the first work of its kind, and properly termed the ‘invention’ of History—by attempting to identify their original performance context. He is currently converting his dissertation into a book-length manuscript; an article-length version is being circulated among major presses. In addition, he is pursuing scholarly work on Julius Caesar and his views of Republicanism, especially as it applies to Caesar’s work on the Civil Wars.
Ian has extensive teaching experience, primarily at CU Boulder but also at Denver University, Southern New Hampshire University, and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He has primarily taught courses on Ancient Rome and Greece, including Literature, History, Greek, and Latin, but has also taught courses on English Composition, Global Literature, and early World History.