I am interested in Greek literature of all genres and periods, but in particular in Attic Comedy and its reception in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. My current projects include a commentary on the fragments of the comic poet Antiphanes, a full critical edition of the Learned Banqueters (or Deipnosophists) of Athenaeus of Naucratis (much of which is already in press), and a complete new text and translation of Eustathius' Commentary on the Odyssey. I am associated with the Heidelberg Academy/University of Freiburg Kommentierung der Fragmente der griechischen Komödie Project, and have recently completed a three-volume edition of the fragments of the late 5th-century comic poet Eupolis, a volume of fragments of the slightly earlier comic poet Cratinus, and a full critical edition and commentary on Aristophanes' Wasps (with Zachary Biles). I am also the General Editor of the English-language edition of the Basel Homer Commentary.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1985-87 -
  • Ph.D.: Bryn Mawr College, 1987 -
  • M.A.: Bryn Mawr College, 1984 -
  • M.T.S.: Harvard Divinity School, 1982 -
  • B.A.: Haverford College, 1980 -

Specialties

  • Greek comedy
  • Critical editions and commentaries
  • Roman reception of Greek texts
  • Ancient literary scholarship