Associate Professor of Classics


Johns Hopkins University

Forschung und Projekte

Aktuelle(s) Projekt(e)

Roman diversity


Monographien (und Dissertation)

The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome: Latin Poetic Responses to Early Imperial Iconography, Cambridge University Press, September 2018 [hardback], August 2020 [paperback].


1. “Et in Arcadia Ego: Vergil the Elegist,” Vergil and Elegy, edited by Micah Myers and Alison Keith, University of Toronto Press, 2023: 301-318
2. “Created Equal? Equality of Opportunity in Roman v American Law and Literature,” Roman Law and Latin Literature, edited by Ioannis Ziogas and Erica Bexley, Bloomsbury, 2022: 249-269
3. *“Engendering Aeneas’ Shield: A Feminist Rereading of Aeneid 8,” for a special edition of Vergilius (2021) on “Vergil and the Feminine,” ed. Elena Giusti, Victoria Rimell, Hunter Gardner, 67: 47-67
4. *“Publica Numina: Conspicuously Consuming the Roman Imperial Image at Tomis,” The Social Dynamics of Roman Imperial Imagery, edited by Amy Russell and Monica Hellström, Cambridge University Press, 2020: 76-99
5. “The Art of Love and the Love of Conquest: Ovid inscribes the costs of world domination upon the Roman cityscape”《爱的艺术与征服之爱:奥维德笔下的罗⻢与罗⻢扩张的代价》a translation into Mandarin by Ximing Lu for a volume on Globalizing Ovid edited by Jinyu Liu for Peking University Press, 2020
6. *“Ovid on the Res Publica: Public Figures, Information Access, and Interpretive Liberty in Ancient Rome and Modern America,” for a special edition of Polis, The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought, Vol. 37, edited by Grant Nelsestuen and Dan Kapust, 2020: 123-144
7. *“Blood beneath the Laurels: Pyrrhus, Apollo, and the Ethics of Augustan Victory,” Classical Philology 2018, Vol. 113, No. 3: 279-304
8. *“Augustus and the Ara Coeli Legend in the Visual Arts, 1200-1650,” with Kerry Boeye, in Afterlives of Augustus, AD 14-2014, edited by Penelope Goodman, Cambridge University Press, 2018: 152-177
9. *“Caput Mundi: Female Hair as Symbolic Vehicle of Domination in Ovidian Love Elegy,” Classical Journal 2018, Vol. 113, No. 4: 454-488
10. *“Sowing the Seeds of War: The Aeneid’s Pre-History of Interpretive Contestation and Appropriation,” Classical World 2017, Vol. 111, No. 1: 7-25
11. *“Medea’s Fractured Self on the Jacobean Stage: Webster’s Duchess of Malfi as a Study in Renaissance Readership,” The International Journal of the Classical Tradition 2015, Vol. 22, Issue 3: 267-303
12. *“Reading Rome from the Farther Shore: Aeneid 6 in the Augustan Urban Landscape,” Vergilius 2014, Vol. 60: 85-116
13. *“Dilemma and Tragic Figures of Thought in Lucan’s Bellum Civile,” Illinois Classical Studies 2014, Vol. 39: 109-138
14. *“Caesar’s Comet, the Julian Star, and the Invention of Augustus,” Transactions of the American Philological Association, Autumn 2013, Vol. 143 No. 2: 405-449