I teach Greek and Latin languages and literature. My chief research interests are in early Greek poetry, especially Homer, Hesiod, and Pindar. I have investigated the interaction of ancient Near Eastern mythology and early Greek poetry as well as that of ancient Greek religion and early Greek poetry. I am the author of Pindar and the Cult of Heroes (2005) and Homer’s Allusive Art (2016), and co-editor of Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils (2006). I am interested in the application of the concept of intertextuality to early Greek poetry. I am currently working on a book on Hesiod.
I teach Greek and Latin languages and literature. My chief research interests are in ancient Greek poetry (especially epic and lyric), ancient Greek religion, and in the interaction of these two. I am the author of Pindar and the Cult of Heroes (2005) and co-editor of Epic Interactions. Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils (2006). I am currently working on a book called Hesiod and Myth.
Early Greek epic (especially Homer and Hesiod), Greek lyric (especially Pindar), Greek religion.
Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature
Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, vol. 4
Festival, Symposium, and Epinician (Re)performance: The Case of Nemean 4 and Others
Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture
A theoretically informed, up-to-date study of the idea and practice of reperformance in ancient poetry.
Homer's Allusive Art
Homer's Allusive Art argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history through a series of interlocking case studies, exploring whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion ...
The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception: A Companion
The Genitive Ὀδυσεῦς (Od. 24.398) and Homer’s “Awkward” Parentheses