I have a degree in Classical Philology from Harvard University (1994). What interests me most is learning new things, and I learn non-Indo-European languages as a hobby. We have too many cats. I also have an interest in graphic design, and designed the cover for the paperback edition of Breakdown of the Roman Republic.
I have a number of interests, which are all generally of a linguistic nature (mainly Latin, but also Early Modern High and Low German). I've written books on ancient history and published editions and translations of works relating to early modern witchcraft and the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster of 1534/5.
My teaching mainly revolves around ancient history and the Classical languages. I'm involved in a project to incorporate more active methods of language acquisition into the Latin program (as opposed to the traditional "grammar and translation" method).
The translation half of my The Institoris Dossier: Documents Illustrating the Witch Hunting Career of Henry Institoris is with the press, and I hope to submit the accompanying edition of the original documents soon.
From the foundation of the city to the fall of the Republic. Not open to students with credit in CLASS 281, 365 or 366.Fall Term 2021
The development of Christianity within the context of the Greco-Roman world, from its origins in Judaea into Late AntiquityWinter Term 2022
Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS, GREEK or LATIN, or consent of Department. May be repeated for credit when course content differs.Fall Term 2021
Selections from Latin poetry and prose. Prerequisite: LATIN 301 or consent of Department.Winter Term 2022