Associate Professor

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Special Interests

  • Ancient Libraries
  • Field Archaeology
  • Augustan Poetry
  • Topography
  • Cicero
  • Intellectual and Social History

Academic History

  • Ph.D. 1986 University of Michigan, Classical Studies
  • A.M. 1981 University of Michigan, Classical Studies
  • A.M. 1978 University of Michigan, Classical Art and Archaeology
  • A.B. 1976 Princeton University, Classics with High Honors

Doctoral Dissertation:

  • "Private and Public Libraries at Rome in the First Century B.C."

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Co-editor, The Beginning of Understanding: Writing in the Ancient World. Exhibition catalogue, Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Mediaeval Archaeology, University of Michigan, 1991. 158 pages. (An excerpt from the catalog can be seen at http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/rule.html.)

 

Articles

  • “‘Beware of promising your library to anyone:’ Assembling a Private Library at Rome,”Ancient Libraries, edited by Jason König, Katarina Oikonomopolou, and Greg Woolf(Cambridge 2013), 209-234

  • “Libraries, private, public (Greece and Rome),” Encyclopedia of Ancient History, edited by Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Hübner (Malden, MA 2013) (2000 words)

  • “Karpathos,” with Carl Anderson, Encyclopedia of Ancient History, edited by Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Hübner (Malden, MA 2013) (350 words)

  • " 'Reacting to the Past' and the Classics Curriculum: Rome in 44 BCE ," with Carl Anderson, CJ 103 (2008), 447-453

  • "Prometheus and the Basileia in Aristophanes’ Birds," with Carl Anderson, CJ 102 (2007), 321-7

  • "Public libraries in the city of Rome from the Augustan age to the time of Diocletian," with George W. Houston, MEFRA 118 (2006), 671-717

  • "Library at Alexandria," in History in Dispute. Volume 20: Classical Antiquity and Classical Studies, edited by Paul Allen Miller and Charles Platter (Detroit 2005), 138-144

  • "Small States in the Athenian Empire: the Case of the Eteokarpathioi," with Carl Anderson, Syllecta Classica 15 (2004), 1-32

  • "Aristotle's 'Peripatetic' Library," in Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections since Antiquity, edited by James Raven (New York 2004), 58-74

  • "Alexandrian Library," in Thomas J. Sienkewicz, ed., Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (2002), 230

  • "The Library of Lucullus," Athenaeum 88 (2000), 441-464

  • "Politics and State Religion in the Delian League: Athena and Apollo in the Eteocarpathian Decree," with Carl Anderson, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 117 (1997), 129-132

  • "A Latin Inscription in Greek Characters and 'Bilingualism' in the Roman Empire," Preatti of XI International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Rome 1997), 781-786

  • "Pliny's Library at Comum," in Libraries and Philanthropy: Library History Seminar IX, edited by Donald G. Davis, Jr. (Austin 1996), 85-102 (reprinted from Libraries and Culture 31 [1996])

  • "Libraries in Roman Baths?," with George Houston, Balnearia (Newsletter of the International Association for the Study of Ancient Baths) 4.1 (1996), 2-4

  • "Vergil in the Grynean Grove: Two Riddles in the Third Eclogue," Classical Philology 90 (1995), 256- 262

  • "'Public Libraries' at Rome: Ideology and Reality," Libraries and Culture 29.3 (1994), 282-296

  • "Books and Bookmaking," in Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan, eds., The Oxford Companion to the Bible (1993), 93-95

  • "Ovid Strikes Out: Tristia 3.1 and the First Public Libraries at Rome," The Augustan Age 7 (1988), 27-35

Reviews

  • Alison Cooley (ed.), The Afterlife of Inscriptions and The Epigraphic Landscape of Roman Italy, in American Journal of Archaeology 107 (2003), 134-136
  • Lionel Casson, Libraries in the Ancient World, in Journal of Roman Archaeology 15 (2002), 469-478
  • Fabrizio Fabbrini (ed.), Maecenas. Il collezionismo nel mondo romano dall' età degli Scipioni a Cicerone, in BMCR 2002.03.20
  • Barbara Weiden Boyd, Vergil's Aeneid, 10 & 12: Pallas & Turnus, in Classical Outlook 77 (2000), 130- 131
  • Kevin Robb, Literacy and Paideia in Ancient Greece, in Classical Outlook 74 (1997), 79

Other Professional Experience

  • Epigrapher, University of Georgia Excavations of the Yasmina Necropolis, Carthage, Tunisia, 1993-
  • Co-Curator, "The Beginning of Understanding: Writing in the Ancient World," Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Mediaeval Archaeology, University of Michigan, September 1991-February 1993
  • Assistant director, University of Georgia Excavations of the Roman Circus, Carthage, Tunisia, 1987-90
  • Square supervisor, University of Michigan-University of Missouri Excavations at Tel Anafa, Israel, 1979
  • Registrar and assistant square supervisor, University of Michigan Excavations at Carthage, Tunisia, 1977
Research Interests:

Ancient Libraries, Field Archaeology, Augustan Poetry, Topography, Cicero, Intellectual and Social History

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