Wrigley Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Girton College
Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics
Areas of expertise
Greek and Roman intellectual culture, especially responses to Hesiod and to Plato; 'apocalyptic' and eschatological literature in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.
Other Professional Activities
Secretary and Cambridge representative on the Management Committee of the annual JACT Greek summer school at Bryanston
Eschatology in Antiquity (ed., with Marlow, H. & Pollmann, K.) (in progress) Routledge. [45 chapters]
Playing Hesiod: The 'Myth of the Races' in Classical Antiquity (2014). Cambridge.
Articles and chapters
'The Ecology of the Sibylline Oracles’, in Hunt, A. & Marlow, H. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018) Greening the Gods. Bloomsbury.
‘Locating Hesiod's daimones: above and below, near and far’, in Bakola, E., & Lunn-Rockliffe, S. (eds.) (forthcoming 2018) Locating the daimonic: daimones, space and place in the ancient Greek world. CHS/Ashgate.
‘Didactic and apocalyptic turns: clarity and obscurity, Homer and Hesiod in the Sibylline Oracles’, in Canevaro, L-G., & O’Rourke, D. (eds.) (forthcoming 2017) Didactic Poetry: Knowledge, Power, Tradition. Swansea.
‘Hesiod transformed, parodied and assaulted: Hesiod in the Second Sophistic and early Christian thought’, in Loney, A. & Scully, S. (eds.) (forthcoming 2017) The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod. Oxford.
'Philosophical traces in the Sibylline Oracles', in Klostergaard Peterson, A. & van Kooten, G. (eds.) (2017) Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World. Leiden. 103-25
'Aratus', in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. Oxford University Press, 25-11-2011. http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/. Update published 28-3-2014.
'Hesiod’s Races and your own: Socrates' 'Hesiodic' project', in Boys-Stones, G. & Haubold, J. (eds.) (2010) Plato and Hesiod. Oxford. 179-99
'Aratus' Maiden and the Source of Belief' in Harder, M.A., Regtuit, Regtuit, R. F. & Wakker, G. C. (eds.) (2009) Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry. Leuven. 255-75
'Long-range perspectives in the Iliad’, (2015) Omnibus 69.4-6