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Embattled: How Ancient Greek Myths Empower Us to Resist Tyranny. Stanford University Press, 2021.

Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths. Yale University Press, 2017.


Solon the Singer: Politics and Poetics, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1993. In the series Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches, edited by Gregory Nagy.

Opinion articles, Interviews, Podcasts, Blog Posts:


The Colin McEnroe Show:

Nikkei Asia: “How the Ancient Greeks Can Help China and the U.S. Avoid War.” July 10, 2022.

The Arts Fuse: “‘Embattled’ – Can Ancient Greek Myths Help Us Resist Tyranny?” Dec. 24, 2021.


Future Imperfect: “What can ancient Greeks teach us about resisting tyranny?” Interview with Jason Kingsley. Dec. 12, 2021.


The Page 99 Test: Oct. 15, 2021.


“The Limits of Tolerance,” Yale University Press blog post, Aug. 15, 2017.


The Page 99 Test: Sept. 10, 2017.


Forthcoming: “Iliad, Book 4” in The Oxford Critical Guide to Homer’s Iliad. J. L. Ready (ed.) Oxford University Press.


“A Match Made in Ancient Greece.” Sarah Lawrence Magazine, Spring 2018.

“What’s the Point? Cultivating Critical Thought by Developing (Re-)Writing Skills.” New England Classical Journal 43.4 (2016), 241-252.

“A Man Out of Time: Sophocles’ Aias 646-692.” Transference 3.1 (Fall 2015), 94-97.

“The Tragic Io: Defining Identity in a Democratic Age.” New England Classical Journal 42.4 (2015), 246-260.

“Seeing is Believing: Four Women on Display in Herodotus’ Histories.” New England Classical Journal 35.4 (2008), 269-280.

“Translation and Interpretation for Intermediate and Advanced Students.” Classical World 100.1 (2006), 45-48.

“Polycrates and his Brothers: Herodotus’ Depiction of Fraternal Relationships in the Histories.” Classical World 98.2 (Winter 2005), 139-151.

“A Matter of Perspective: Penelope and the Nightingale in Odyssey 19. 512-534.” The Classical Journal 97. 2. (Dec.-Jan., 2001-2002), 145-159.

“A Bull for Poseidon: The Bull’s Bellow in Odyssey 21. 46-50.” The Classical Quarterly, 47.1 (1997), 115-125.

“Barrier and Transcendence: The Door and the Eagle in Iliad 24. 314-321.” The Classical Quarterly 45. 2 (1995), 280-295.


Osgood, Josiah, How to Stop a Conspiracy: An Ancient Guide to Saving a Republic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2022. “From Rome in 63 BCE – a Warning for our Perilous Political Moment.” The Arts Fuse, March 8, 2022.


Porter, Andrew, Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot: Reading Characterization in Homer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019. New England Classical Journal 47.1 (2020), 20-22.

McCrorie, Edward (trans.), Homer: The Odyssey. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. The Classical Bulletin 81.1 (2005).

Kovacs, David (trans.), Euripides. Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Rhesus. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review (03.12.23).

Domínguez Monedero, Adolfo J., Solón de Atenas. Barcelona: Editorial Crítica, 2001. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review (02.08.42 ).

Golder, Herbert and Pevear, Richard (trans.). Sophocles: Aias (Ajax). New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review (00.10.13).

Gerber, Douglas E., Greek Elegaic Poetry. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999, and Greek Iambic Poetry. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review (00.03.24).

Cawkwell, George, Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War. New York: Routledge, 1997, and Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, translated by Steven Lattimore. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1998. The New England Classical Journal 26. 5 (August, 1999).


Winner of the New Yorker cartoon contest, December 17th, 2007. 

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