Career in Classics

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Education And Awards

Swarthmore College

BA: Greek (w/ Distinction)
Phi Beta Kappa; Brand Blanshard Philosophy Essay Prize

Yale University

MA: Classical Philology

Cornell University

PhD: Greek
Minors: Latin; Indo-European Linguistics
Cornell University Fellowship; Lane Cooper Fellowship


Dublin School, Dublin, New Hampshire
Hunter College (CUNY)
CUNY Advanced Summer Latin Institute
University of Southern California
Colgate University
Cornell University
University of New Mexico
Swarthmore College
University of Canterbury (N.Z.)

Doctoral Dissertation

‘An Aeschylean Universe: The Ethical and Metaphysical Background of Aeschylus’ Oresteia - Responsibility, Inevitability, Precognition, Persuasion, Causality’

[Cornell 1981; Pietro Pucci, Director]


‘Hitch your wagon to a star: Manilius and his two readers’

Materiali e Discussioni 31 (1993) 243-82.

Atê Reconsidered’

in Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald, edd. Ralph M. Rosen and Joseph Farrell (Ann Arbor: 1993) 491-504.

‘Clytemnestra and the Alastor: Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1497ff’

Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica, n.s. 38:2 (1991) 37-68.

Aristophanes, Lysistrata: a New Translation for Performance and Study (Chicago: 1991)

‘How like a woman: Antigone’s “inconsistency”’

Classical Quarterly 40:1 (1990) 54-76

‘Hunter and hunted at Euripides, Bacchae 1020’

Liverpool Classical Monthly 12.10 (December 1987) 159-60

‘Whose laughter does Pentheus fear? (Eur. Ba. 842)’

Classical Quarterly 37 (1987) 227-30

‘Two remarks on the text of Euripides’ Bacchae

American Journal of Philology 107:2 (1986) 248-252

‘On the use of paragraphs in Sallust’

Stentor n.s. 2:3 (April 1984) 1-8

Minor Publications

Book chapters: ‘Greece’, ‘Rome’

Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers, edd. Arthur Waldhorn et al. (New York: 1990) 3-12, 13-21

Review: Nicole Loraux, The Invention of Athens [Harvard U.P.]

History of European Ideas 9:5 (1988) 628-9

‘The Greek “dark ages” revisited’

Co-Evolution Quarterly 42 (1984) 135-7

Letter (in Latin): ‘De vestra Latinitatis inopia’

Hermes Americanus I:4 (December 1983) 289

Review: JACT, Reading Greek

Newsletter of the Classical Association of the Empire State, XVIII:3 (Fall 1982) 33-5


‘Manilius, Augustus, Tiberius, Capricorn & Libra reconsidered’

Otago University, September 1992

‘Satiric Elements in Manilius’

Canterbury Univ., Pacific Rim Latin Lit. Conf., August 1992

‘Aeschylus the metaphysician? Free-will and fate in the Oresteia

Canterbury Univ., Greek Drama Conference, Feb. 1992
Univ. of Chicago, October 1990
Univ. of New Mexico Philosophy Colloquium, October 1989

‘On Mistranslating the Oedipus Rex

Otago University, September 1992
Symposium: Oedipus at the Crossroads (Society for the Humanities), Cornell University, April 1990

‘Is there a Latin relative clause of “characteristic”?’

Classical Assoc. of the Atlantic States, Gettysburg, April 1990

‘How like a woman? Antigone’s “inconsistency”’

Cornell University, February 1989
University of Iowa, March 1986
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, February 1986
California Classical Association, Los Angeles, October 1985
Swarthmore College, November 1984

Atê reconsidered: the Agamemnon

American Philological Association, December 1986

‘What happens in the Oresteia?’

Cornell University “Initiation to Greek Culture” series, November 1986

‘The translation crisis and the fate of the Classics’

Colgate University Humanities Colloquium, November 1986

‘Teaching Greek tragedy today’

Classical Association of the Empire State, August 1986

‘Clytemnestra and the Alastor: Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1497ff’

American Philological Association, December 1984

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