I am a citizen of the U.S. and U.K., and have studied in Switzerland and Germany. My main passion outside of reading, teaching and research is travel. My research focus is on Homeric epic, which I usually investigate in terms of other material, such as contemporary epic traditions; Near Eastern myth and architecture; and Greek religious practice. I am currently at work on a commentary to the first four Books of the Iliad for Valla (details under “Selected Publications”). I also recently joined the Scientific Board of Studi Italiani de Filologia Classica.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
The Iliad: A Commentary. Vol. 1, Books 1-4. Giulio Guidorizze gen. ed. Torino: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. (in preparation)
"Near Eastern Sources for the Palace of Alkinoos," in Worlds Collide: Multiculturalism in the Archaeological Record, C. Witt, ed. Forthcoming. A revised and updated version of the article that appeared in the American Journal of Archaeology, 2004.