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Jill Frank

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of South Carolina

Phone Number 803-777-7359
Office: 309 Gambrell
Fields of Inquiry: Political Theory
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Jill Frank


Jill Frank is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She researches and teaches ancient and modern legal and political theory, specializing in the texts and contexts of the classical world with a view to enriching contemporary democratic theory and practice. With a book titled, A Democracy of Distinction: Aristotle and the Work of Politics (Chicago, 2005), and more recent pieces on Aristotle's Constitution of the Athenians, Sophocles' Antigone, and Plato's Republic, she is currently completing a book on the topic of authority, that focuses on classical poetry, rhetoric, history, and philosophy, with a special emphasis on the dialogs of Plato. Jill Frank directs the Classics in Contemporary Perspectives Initiative at the University of South Carolina (

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