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.
The Iliad, the Odyssey, and narratological intertextuality
Pindar and Bacchylides
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