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Welcome to the website of Daniel Kapust. I am a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Faculty Director of the Political Economy, Philosophy, and Politics Program, I am also affiliated with the Center for Early Modern Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Languages, the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, and the Department of Integrated Liberal Studies. A political theorist with interests in the history of political thought (Roman, Renaissance, early modern, and 18th century), my research centers on themes including rhetoric, republicanism, empire, and democratic theory. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of PoliticsPolitical Theory, the European Journal of Political TheoryContemporary Political TheoryHistory of Political Thought, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and Political Studies. My first book, Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011; my second book, Flattery and the History of Political Thought, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. I have begun to work on two new book projects: one deals with Lucretius and early modern political thought, the other with imperial republics.