Professor of Classics

B011 Cocke Hall

Research Interests

The focus of my research is ancient historical writing, chiefly Greek. I am especially interested in late Classical and early Hellenistic historiography.

Selected Publications


Xenophon and the History of His Times, Routledge: London and New York, 1995. 337 pp. + xii. ISBN 0-415-09139-X. Paperback 2012 ISBN 978-0-415-64293-4

Xenophon Anabasis, Revised and with a new introduction. Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press: Cambridge Mass. 1998 ISBN 0-674-99101X.  Reprinted with corrections in 2001.

Clio’s ‘Other’ Sons: Berossus and Manetho (The University of Michigan Press) 2015. 978-0-472-07227-9/978-0-472-05227-1


Recent Articles

• “Quintus Fabius Pictor and Greco-Roman Historiography at Rome’, in Vertis in Usum: Studies in Honor of Edward Courtney, J.F. Miller, C. Damon, K.S. Myers eds. (Munich and Leipzig 2002) 1-23

• “Ephebes in the Stadium (Not the Theatre): Ath. Pol. 42.4 and IG II2.351”, Classical Quarterly 52 (2002) 462-70

• “Putting him back together again: Apion historian, Apion grammatikos”, Classical Philology 98 (2003) 383-90

• “Manetho and Udjahorresne: Designing royal names for non-Egyptian pharaohs”, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 144 (2003) 201-2

•"Xenophon, the Military Review and Hellenistic Pompai", in Proceedings of The World of Xenophon International Conference, July 1999 Liverpool UK. = Historia Einzelschrift Band 172 (2004) 259-76

• “The Theates theon: Josephus CAp 1.232 Reconsidered”, Classical Journal 99 (2004) 239-52

• “Alexander’s Tomb at ‘Rhacotis’: Ps. Callisth. 3.34.5 and the Oracle of the Potter,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 148 (2004) 252-58

• “Chresmologues and Manteis: Independent Diviners and the Problem of Authority” in Mantikê. Studies in Ancient Divination, S.I. Johnston and P. Struck eds. (Leiden 2005) 167-  231

• “Greek Sacred History,” American Journal of Philology 126 (2005) 505-26

• “Cambyses and the Egyptian Chaosbeschreibung Tradition,” Classical Quarterly 55 (2005) 387-406

• Articles on late Classical and Hellenistic history for The Cambridge Guide to Classical Civilization (Cambridge 2006)

• “Clio’s Other Sons: Berossus and Manetho” in J. Marincola ed., Blackwell Companion to Ancient Historiography (Malden MA, Oxford, Carlton 2007) vol.1, 221-230

• “Exile: the Making of the Greek Historian” in Jan Felix Gaertner ed., Writing Exile: the Discourse of Displacement in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Beyond (Leiden 2007) 51-70

• “The Theates: More Texts, Further Thoughts”, Classical Journal 103 (2007) 243-51

• “Roman Historians and the Greeks, Audiences and Models”, in Andrew Feldherr ed., Cambridge Companion to Roman Historiography (Cambridge 2009) 77-107

• “Building a house: I Cor. 3.6ff., Xenophon’s Memorabilia, and the persistence of an image,” Antiphilēsis : studies on classical, Byzantine and modern Greek literature and culture : in honour of John-Theophanes A. Papademetriou (2009) 414-16


I was an undergraduate at Oberlin College, earning my AB in Ancient Greek in 1983. I received my MA (1987) and PhD (1989) from the University of Michigan.