courses taught and upcoming
- GR 104, Intermediate Greek II
- GR 502, Graduate Level Elementary Greek II
Sample past courses
- GR 101-102, Elementary Greek I-II
- GR 103-104, Intermediate Greek I-II
- GR 104, Intermediate Greek II
- GR 201, Introduction to New Testament Greek
- GR 465, Advanced Greek Seminar
- 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
- LAT 655, Survey of Roman Literature
- CLAS 206R, History of Rome
- 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
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! I keep an appointment sheet on my office door inside McMahon 308, but you can also 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 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
- "Focalization in Thucydides 1.127," at the Classical Association of the Atlantic States Conference, Newark, NJ (2010).
- "The Isolation of Alcibiades autokratôr: Leader and dêmos in Xenophon’s Hellenica," at the American Philological Association (APA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (2008).
- "The Tools of Memory: Crafting Historical Legacy in Fourth-Century Greece," at "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