Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

TIM WHITMARSH

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is A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the Classics Department at University of Cambridge. He works on all areas of Greek literature and culture, specializing particularly in the world of Greeks under the Roman Empire. He has also written Battling the gods: the struggle against religion in ancient Greece and Rome, which was published by Faber and Faber in 2015.

SANDER GOLDBERG (Former Editor in Chief, 2013-2017)

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is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Classics at UCLA. He has published extensively on the literature of the Roman Republic, in particular its epic and drama, and has been the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a past editor of the Transactions of the American Philological Association and of the APA Textbook Series and served on the advisory board of the APA’s Digital Latin Library project. Current research interests include (with Gesine Manuwald) an edition of Ennius for the Loeb Classical Library and an exploration of Roman performance spaces combining computer-based modeling with more traditional lines of research.

Area Editors

MICHAEL A. ANDERSON

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is Department Chair of Classics and Professor of Classical Archaeology at San Francisco State University. He has published on Roman domestic space, the archaeology of urbanism, and the application of computer technologies in archaeology in articles and chapters, including his most recent book, Space, Movement, and Visibility in Pompeian Houses (Routledge, 2023). He has conducted primary archaeological research and excavation in Pompeii for more than 20 years, acting as field director of the University of Bradford (AAPP) excavations in Insula VI 1, and the publication of the stratigraphic results in the House of the Surgeon, Pompeii: Excavations in the Casa del Chirurgo (VI 1, 9-10.23) (Oxbow 2018), and in 2006 he founded the Via Consolare Project of excavation and archaeological study in Pompeii’s Insula VII 6 and the area of the Villa delle Colonne a mosaico.

ANDREAS BENDLIN

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teaches Roman History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. Bendlin’s current research focuses on religion in Greco-Roman antiquity, with a particular emphasis on the religions of Rome and the Roman Empire. He is also working on Roman social, cultural and literary history. Professor Bendlin has written numerous articles in these fields; topics include ancient associations, cognitive aspects of ritual and religion, divination and oracles, polytheism and religious pluralism. His current research projects include a monograph on the religious cultures in Late Republican Roman society.

KATELL BERTHELOT

is a CNRS Professor at the University of Aix–Marseille. Her research focuses on the history of Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman world, Jewish literature in Greek, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and cultural interactions between Jews, Greeks, and Romans. In 2014–2019 she coordinated an international research program funded by the European Research Council (ERC), on the impact of the Jews’ encounter with the Roman Empire on Jewish thought (www.judaism-and-rome.org). Her publications include In Search of the Promised Land? The Hasmonean Dynasty Between Biblical Models and Hellenistic Diplomacy (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018), and Jews and their Roman Rivals: Pagan Rome’s Challenge to Israel (Princeton University Press, 2021), which won the National Jewish Book Award in the category “Scholarship” in 2021.

ALASTAIR BLANSHARD

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is the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. He has held appointments at Merton College, Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Sydney. He is one of the series editors for 'Classics after Antiquity' (Cambridge University Press) and is an associate editor of the Classical Receptions Journal (Oxford University Press).

 

SERAFINA CUOMO

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is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham University in the UK. She is a historian working on ancient Greek and Roman science and technology. Her research draws both on textual and literary analysis, and on material evidence. Cuomo has a particular interest in reconstructing knowledge practices that took place outside of, and independently from, textual transmission, including issues of communities of practice, and situated knowledge. Her publications include Ancient Mathematics (London 2001) and Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Cambridge 2007). As area editor for Science, Technology, and Medicine, her main aims have been to commission new entries and revise extant ones to reflect the current state of research in Classics, to expand beyond Greek and Roman knowledge with entries on knowledge in Egypt and the Near East, and to work with a wide pool of authors.

ELIZABETH DEPALMA DIGESER

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is Professor of Roman History in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she is also affiliated with the Departments of Religious Studies and Classics. She is interested in processes of transformation (political, religious, economic) in Late Roman Antiquity (3-5C). Author of Making of a Christian Empire: Lactantius and Rome (Cornell, 2000) and A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists and the Great Persecution (Cornell, 2012), her current research explores the role of patronage and propaganda in consolidating the emperor Constantine’s hold on power. She is particularly interested in methodologies that integrate material culture with textual evidence as well as the reception of late ancient ideologies. She enjoys experimenting with different methodologies, thinking about historiographical trends, and learning about digital tools.

PAUL DU PLESSIS

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holds the chair of Roman law at the University of Edinburgh. He is a legal historian whose research focuses predominantly on the multifaceted and complex set of relationships between law and society in a historical context. His main field of research is Roman law (with specific reference to property, obligations and, to a lesser extent, persons and family). Within this field, he is mainly concerned with the contexts within which law operates and the extent to which modern socio-legal methodologies can be applied to historical material from the Roman period in order to further our understanding of Roman law. To that end, his work is mainly concerned with the formulation of a methodology for ‘law and society’ research with reference to the Roman Empire.

LUCY GRIG

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is Senior Lecturer, Roman History in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the social, cultural and religious history of the ancient world, in particular of late antiquity, taking in both literary and material culture. Her recent publications include the edited volumes Popular Culture in the Ancient World and Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity (with Gavin Kelly).

IRENE PEIRANO GARRISON

is Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature at Harvard. Her research centers on Roman poetry and its relation to rhetoric, literary criticism and scholarship, both ancient and modern. She is the author of The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake: Latin Pseudepigrapha in context (CUP, 2012) and Persuasion, Rhetoric and Roman Poetry (CUP, 2019).

 

EDWARD HARRIS

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is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on Athenian political history and institutions, Greek law, and the economy of Ancient Greece. His publications include Aeschines and Athenian Politics (New York and Oxford 1995) and Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge and New York 2006) and The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens (Oxford 2013) He has co-edited several volumes including The Ancient Greek Economy: Markets, Households and City States (Cambridge 2016), Skilled Labour and Professionalism in Ancient Greece and Rome (Cambridge 2020) and The Destruction of Cities in the Ancient Greek World (Cambridge 2021). He has also translated Demosthenes 20-22 and Demosthenes 23-26 for the series The Oratory of Classical Greece edited by Michael Gagarin (Texas). He has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and NEH Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

REGINA HÖSCHELE

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is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. She specializes in post-Classical Greek literature of the Hellenistic and Imperial period, with a particular interest in the aesthetics of poetry books and the cultural interactions between Greece and Rome. Her publications include two books on ancient epigram collections (Verrückt nach Frauen: Der Epigrammatiker Rufin, Tübingen 2006; Die blütenlesende Muse: Poetik und Textualität antiker Epigrammsammlungen, 2010) and a bilingual edition of Aristaenetus’ Erotic Letters (with Peter Bing, Atlanta 2014). Currently she is working on a monograph about the Garland of Philip as well as a study of ancient agalmatophilia.

SARAH JAMES

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is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a Greek archaeologist, with interests in ceramics, landscape studies, and ancient trade and economies, with a particular focus on the Hellenistic period. Her first book was Corinth VII.7 Hellenistic Pottery: The Fine Wares (ASCSA Princeton 2018), and she has numerous other publications related to her fieldwork and research on pottery and Mediterranean exchange networks. She is the assistant director of the new excavations on the plateau of Sikyon and co-director of the Western Argolid Regional Project in Greece. Her latest fieldwork interests lie in Croatia, as co-director of the Brač Island Project.

SARAH ILES JOHNSTON

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is the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of Classics at The Ohio State University.  She specializes in the religions and myths of ancient Greece and Rome with a particular interest in the question of how belief is constructed and experienced.  She is the author of Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek Myths for Modern Readers (2023), The Story of Myth (2018), Ancient Greek Divination (2007), Restless Dead (1999) and Hekate Soteira (1990), and the co-author (with Fritz Graf) of Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets (2008; 2nd ed 2013), as well as the editor of Narrating Religion (2017), Ancient Religions (2007) Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide (2004), Mantike: Studies in Ancient Divination (with Peter Struck, 2005) and Medea (with James Clauss, 1997).

ALISON KEITH

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is Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. She has written extensively about the intersection of gender and genre in Latin literature, and is the author of The Play of Fictions: Studies in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 2 (Ann Arbor 1992), Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic (Cambridge 2000), Propertius, Poet of Love and Leisure (Duckworth 2008), and a commentary on selections from Latin Epic for Bolchazy-Carducci (2012); and the co-editor (with Stephen Rupp) of Metamorphosis: the Changing Face of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Toronto 2007) and (with Jonathan Edmondson) Roman Dress and the Fabric of Roman Society (Toronto 2008). Current projects include a commentary on the fourth book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses for Cambridge University Press; and a SSHRC-funded project on the reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Flavian epic.

PAUL J. KOSMIN

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teaches ancient history at Harvard University. His works address the political, cultural, and intellectual history of the ancient Greek world, broadly understood, with a particular focus on the east Mediterranean and west Asia in the Hellenistic period. He has published two monographs – The Land of the Elephant Kings: Space, Territory, and Ideology in the Seleucid Empire (2014) and Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire (2018) – and has co-edited volumes on Sardis (2019), the Hasmoneans (in press), and anti-imperial resistance (forthcoming).

NEVILLE MORLEY

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is Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. He has three main areas of research interests: the economic, social and ecological history of classical antiquity, the reception of antiquity in modern social-scientific thought (especially Thucydides), and theoretical and philosophical approaches to historiography. His most recent books are Thucydides and the Idea of History (I.B. Tauris 2014), The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (Pluto Press 2010) and Trade in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge University Press 2007). At present he is working on books on Karl Marx and antiquity and on Thucydides and political thought, and co-editing (with Lakshmi Ramgopal) a project on The Futures of Ancient Greek and Roman History.

ALEX MULLEN

is Associate Professor in Classics at the University of Nottingham UK. She is a social historian who combines sociolinguistics, epigraphy and archaeology to think about life and languages in the western provinces. Her books include Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean, Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds, The Language of Letters (co-written with O. Elder), Manual of Roman Everyday Writing (with A. Bowman) and Gaulish (with C. Ruiz Darasse). She leads the ERC-funded LatinNow team and is engaged with several international projects which focus on everyday writing, especially the reading of hard-to-decipher stylus tablets. She is working with Alan Bowman to produce the Roman Inscriptions of Britain volume IV. A trilogy of research volumes on Latinization, local languages and literacies will be published with OUP shortly.

KAREN RADNER

(PhD University of Vienna) holds the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich. A member of the German Archaeological Institute, of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and of Academia Europaea, she was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2022. Her numerous books include Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2015), A Short History of Babylon (Bloomsbury, 2020) as well as editions of cuneiform archives from Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Her research focuses on the Assyrian Empire.

BENET SALWAY

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Benet Salway is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the History Department at University College London. He is a director of the British Academy Project Volterra on Roman Law, and member of the international team of l'Année épigraphique (responsible for 'Asie', 'Galatie', and 'Cappadoce'). He previously held positions in the History department at Manchester University and in the Classics department at Nottingham University.

JOHN WEISWEILER

John Weisweiler is Professor of Roman and Late-Antique History at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. His research focuses on the social, economic and cultural history of Roman elites. In a monograph and various articles, he has examined how the social structure and self-understandings of the Roman governing class changed over time and how it differed from the ruling groups of other premodern states. He is also interested in comparative history and has (co-)edited volumes on cosmopolitanism and empire and debt in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East.

Advisory Board

MARY JO BEHRENSMEYER

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has been teaching Latin for 42 years and is World Languages Department Chair at Mount Vernon High School in Ohio. She has served as Vice-President and President of the Ohio Classical Conference and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer. Mary Jo has also served as a Senior Staff Archaeologist at the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia, Greece. Her publications include “Augmenting Reading Skills through Language Learning Transfer,” published under a Title III ESEA Grant, and “Rhetorical Figures of Speech in Vergil’s Aeneid Book VI,” produced under a Gerrit Roelofs Memorial Fellowship from Kenyon College. In 2012 she received the Leona Glenn award as the Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher in the state of Ohio and the APA Pre-Collegiate Teaching Award. In 2016 she was a finalist for Ohio Teacher of the Year.

ERIC H. CLINE

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is Professor of Classics and former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at George Washington University, as well as Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute. He is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fulbright scholar, an NEH scholar, and a Getty scholar, as well as an award-winning teacher and author with degrees from Dartmouth College (1982), Yale University (1984), and the University of Pennsylvania (1991). He served as Co-Editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR), along with Chris Rollston, from 2014-2020. His numerous publications include, most recently, 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (2014; revised 2021), Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology (2017), and Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon (2020).

BENJAMIN W. FORTSON IV

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is Professor of Greek and Latin (Department of Classical Studies) and Linguistics at the University of Michigan. He specializes in the comparative linguistic study of the Indo-European language family, focusing primarily on the Italic, Greek, Indo-Iranian, Anatolian, and Germanic branches, with side interests in comparative Indo-European metrics, poetics, and culture. He also does research in the methodology of historical linguistics and the mechanisms of phonological and morphological change. He has served as etymologist and Senior Lexicographer of The American Heritage Dictionary of English.

JILL HARRIES

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is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, University of St Andrews. Her books include Sidonius Apollinaris and the Fall of Rome (1994), Law and Empire in Late Antiquity (1999), Cicero and the Jurists (2006), Law and Crime in the Roman World (2007), and Imperial Rome 284-363: The New Empire (2012).

STEPHEN HARRISON

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is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is author of a commentary on Vergil Aeneid 10 (Oxford University Press, 1991), Apuleius: A Latin Sophist  (Oxford University Press, 2000), Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Framing the Ass: Literary texture in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than twenty further volumes on Roman literature and its modern receptions.

W. GERALD (JERRY) HEVERLY

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is the subject specialist at Bobst Library for classics, Hellenic Studies, and philosophy. He has been at NYU since 2002 and holds an MLS and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is mainly interested in early Greek epic, focusing on story patterns and elements derived from folklore. Other interests include ancient political philosophy, Roman oratory, and the history of the book. He has served on the APA’s Development Committee and as chair of an affiliated group, The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication. In addition, he is the archivist for the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.

NINO LURAGHI

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is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at New College, Oxford University. A historian of ancient Greece trained in Italy and Germany, Prof. Luraghi has held academic appointments at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and Princeton University. His interests include tyranny and monarchy in Greece from the archaic age to the Roman conquest, ancient and modern slavery, ethnic identity and tradition, and Greek and Roman historiography. He is the author of Tirannidi arcaiche in Sicilia e Magna Grecia (1994), The Historian’s Craft in the Age of Herodotus (ed.) (Oxford 2001, paperback edition 2005), and The Ancient Messenians: Constructions of Ethnicity and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2008), among others.

COLIN McCAFFREY

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has been Classics Librarian at Yale University Library since 2011. He has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a MSLIS from the University of Illinois, and has worked in Libraries at those universities and at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as chair of the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication, an affiliated group of the Society of Classics Studies. His interests include Greco-Roman philosophy, the application of social theory to ancient history, and the interconnections between classical scholarship and the history of the book and of libraries.

JONATHAN PRICE

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is Professor of Classics and History at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Jerusalem Under Siege: The Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 (Leiden: Brill, 1992), Thucydides and Internal Conflict (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), and an editor of Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae: A Multi-lingual corpus of the Inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad (CIIP, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010-2015).

ADAM RABINOWITZ

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is Associate Professor of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. His academic interests include Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, the archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology.

 

 

M. RAHIM SHAYEGAN

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is associate professor of Iranian, the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair of Iranian, and director of the Program of Iranian Studies at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) at UCLA, where he was the inaugural holder of the Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian (2005–2009). The major tenets of his scholarly pursuit relate to the languages, literary traditions, and history of Iran and Mesopotamia from antiquity to the early medieval period. His research pays special heed to the dialectics at play in cultural and intellectual exchanges between Iran, Mesopotamia, and the Greco-Roman world on the one side, and Central Asia, India, and China on the other side. He has authored and co-edited several books, among them Arsacids and Sasanians: Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia (Cambridge UP, 2011); Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran (Center for Hellenic Studies—Harvard UP, 2012); The Talmud in Its Iranian Context (co-editor, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010); and Persia beyond the Oxus (guest editor, Bulletin of the Asia Institute, 2012). He is currently preparing a new edition and translation of the Sasanian royal and private inscriptions (third and fourth century CE), and a book on early Achaemenid history (sixth century BCE).

FRISBEE SHEFFIELD

Frisbee Sheffield is a University Lecturer in Classics, and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. Areas of expertise are ancient Philosophy, particularly ethics, moral psychology, aesthetics and politics. She has also worked on Hannah Arendt and her reception of ancient Greek Philosophy. She is the author of Plato’s Symposium: The Ethics of Desire (2006) as well as co-editor of a collection of essays: Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception (2006), co-editor of a new edition of Plato's Symposium, for the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series (2008), and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (2013). She is currently writing a book on Plato’s Phaedrus for Cambridge University Press.

AMY RUSSELL

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Amy Russell is Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. She is a Roman political and cultural historian, with interests in space and visual and material culture as well as the political history of the late Republic and early empire. She is the author of The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome (CUP 2016), and forthcoming edited volumes on Roman imperial imagery and the late Republic in German-language scholarship.

RICHARD J. A. TALBERT

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is William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor and the head of the advisory board of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman spatial perceptions (physical and cultural), and on mapping the classical world. His books Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in your Hand and Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World, co-edited with Fred Naiden, were both published by OUP in 2017. He is the author of The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World and Map-by-Map Directory (Princeton University Press, 2000; App for iPad 2013).

STEPHEN A. WHITE

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is Professor of Classics and Philosophy and Director, Joint Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests range widely across ancient philosophy from Aristotle to Zeno (the Stoic from Cyprus more than the Eleatic). His published work focuses on Aristotle and his associates, and mainly in the area of ethics. Recent publications include “Milesian Measures: Time, Space, and Matter” in the Oxford Handbook to Presocratic Philosophy (2008); “Posidonius and Stoic Physics” in Greek and Roman Philosophy 100 BC to 200 AD (2007); and two volumes on the Hellenistic Lyceum (co-edited with W.W. Fortenbaugh): Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes (2004) and Aristo of Ceos (2006). His main current projects are a translation of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives and Doctrines of the Ancient Philosophers (for CUP) and a book on Aristotle’s theories of pleasure.