courses taught and upcoming
- HSLS 205, The City of Athens from Ancient to Modern
Sample past courses
- GR 101-102, Elementary Greek I-II
- GR 103-104, Intermediate Greek I-II
- GR 201, Introduction to New Testament Greek
- GR 465, Advanced Greek Seminar
- GR 502, Elementary Greek for Graduate Students II
- GR 509, Intensive Elementary Greek
- GR 534, Greek Historical Writing (team-taught with L. Neville)
- GR 553, Greek Oratory
- GR 587, The Athenian Empire
- GR 613, Introduction to Greek Papyrology (team-taught with F. Gignac)
- GR 655, Survey of Greek Literature
- LAT 101-102, Elementary Latin I-II
- LAT 103-104, Intermediate Latin I-II
- LAT 104, Intermediate Latin II
- LAT 515, Roman Historiography: Tacitus' Annals
- LAT 535, Latin Epic: Post-Vergilian Epic
- LAT 655, Survey of Roman Literature
- CLAS 205, History of Ancient Greece
- CLAS 206R, History of Rome
- CLAS 314R, Vergil's Aeneid and its World
- CLAS 300/MUS 300, Greek Tragedy and Opera (team-taught with A. Simpson)
- CLAS 301/MUS 301, Roman History and Opera (team-taught with A. Simpson)
- CLAS 312, Greek Literature in Translation
- CLAS 313, Roman Literature in Translation
responsibilities within the department
Department chair and director of undergraduate studies
I am always glad to meet with current or prospective students who are interested in applying to CUA, majoring in our department, or learning more about our programs! You can email me to set up a meeting.
Greek language placement
I evaluate placement exam results for students at all levels and ensure that they are directed to the appropriate courses.
Selected recent Publications
- Historical Agency and the 'Great Man' in Classical Greece (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
- "Historical Agency and Self-Awareness in Xenophon's Hellenica and Anabasis," in Fiona Hobden and Christopher Tuplin, eds., Xenophon: Ethical Principle and Historical Enquiry (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 341-76.
- "'Reading' Athens: Foreign Perceptions of the Political Roles of Athenian Leaders in Thucydides," in Antonis Tsakmakis and Melina Tamiolaki, eds., Thucycides' Techniques: Between Historical Research and Literary Representation (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), 181-97.
- "Political Tragedy: Sophocles and Athenian History," in Andreas Markantonatos, ed., Brill’s Companion to Sophocles (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 447-70.
- "Replaying Antigone: Changing Patterns of Public and Private Commemoration at Athens c. 440-350," in Cynthia Patterson, ed., Antigone’s Answer: Essays on Death and Burial, Family and State in Classical Athens = Helios 33S (2006), 79-117.
- "Aeschylean Structure and Text in New Opera: The Oresteia Project," with Andrew Earle Simpson, Didaskalia 6.3 (2006).
- "Greek Tragedy and Opera: An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Seminar," Classical World 99.1 (2005), 51-66.
Selected recent Conference Presentations
- "Demosthenes’ Shield and Philip’s Poetry in Plutarch, Demosthenes 20," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Philadelphia, PA (2013).
- "Focalization in Thucydides 1.127," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Newark, NJ (2010).
- "The Isolation of Alcibiades autokratôr: Leader and dêmos in Xenophon’s Hellenica," American Philological Association (APA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (2008).
- "The Tools of Memory: Crafting Historical Legacy in Fourth-Century Greece," "Greek Historiography in the Fourth Century BCE: Problems and Perspectives," Università degli Studi di Bologna and Harvard University, Bologna, Italy (2007).
At the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Greece