Articles, Chapters, and Notes

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On Greek and Roman Comedy

  1. 2023. “Verba Genuina: Genuine and «Cheeky» Words in Plautus.”
  2. 2023. “The Stanford Prison Experiment of 200 BC The Lucifer Effect in Plautus’ Prisoners.”
  3. 2023. “Ut Pictura Po(e)sis? Wine, Women, and Song in Plautus’ Gorgylio (Curculio).”
  4. 2020. ‘Camerarius Camelarius: A New Salt Road to the Modern World.’ In Thomas Baier and Tobias Dänzer (eds.) Plautus in der Frühen Neuzeit. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto. Full-scale “Allegory” painted by Lucy Plowe.
  5. 2020. Before Pussy Riot: Free Speech and Censorship in the Age of Plautus.’ In Sophia Papaioannou and Chrysanthi Demetriou (eds.), Plautus’ Erudite Comedy: New Insights into the Work of a doctus poeta. Cambridge Scholars Press, 239-263. BMCR review here.
  6. 2018. ‘A Cute Illness in Epidaurus: Eight sick jokes in Plautus’ Gorgylio (Curculio).’ Quasi Labor Intus: Ambiguity in Latin Literature. Edd. Michael Fontaine, William M. Short, and Charles J. McNamara. Paideia Institute Press, 27-53.
  7. 2016‘Reconsidering Some Plautine Elements in Plautus (Amphitryo 302-7 and Captivi 80-4),’ Classical Journal 111, 417-427.
  8. 2016‘Is the Story of Susanna and the Elders Based on a Greek New Comedy? The Evidence of Plautus’ Casina and Burmeister’s Susanna,’ In Roman Drama and its Contexts, edited by Gesine Manuwald, Stephen Harrison and Stavros Frangoulidis. Trends in Classics-Supplementary Volumes. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 471-87.
  9. 2015‘Von Athen nach Rom: Von dem Griechischen ins Lateinische Komödie,’ tr. Katharina Xenia Epstein, in Stylianos Chronopoulos and Christian Orth, eds., Fragmente einer Geschichte der griechischen Komödie/Fragmentary History of Greek Comedy (Heidelberg: Verlag-Antike), 250-277.
  10. 2014. ‘A Note on Philolaches’ Simile of the House in Plautus’ Mostellaria,’ in Ioannis Perysinakis and Evangelos Karakasis, eds., Plautine Trends: Studies in Plautine Comedy and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter), 143-148
  11. 2014‘A Cranberry-Morpheme Joke in Plautus (Menaechmi 295),’ Mnemosyne 67, 824-827.
  12. 2014. ‘The Terentian Reformation: From Menander to Alexandria’ in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (Oxford and New York), 538-554
  13. 2014. ‘Between Two Paradigms: Plautus’ in M. Fontaine and A. Scafuro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (Oxford and New York), 516-537
  14. 2014‘The Reception of Greek Comedy in Rome,’ in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy, ed. M. Revermann, Cambridge University Press, 404-423.
  15. 2014‘Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Comedy: Menander’s Kolax in Three Roman Receptions (Naevius, Plautus, and Terence’s Eunuchus),’ in S.D. Olson, ed., Ancient Comedy and Reception: Studies in the classical tradition of comedy from Aristophanes to the twenty-first century. Berlin: De Gruyter, 180-202.
  16. 2013‘On Being Sane in an Insane Place—The Rosenhan Experiment in the Laboratory of Plautus’ Epidamnus,’ Current Psychology 32, 348-365.
  17. 2012‘The Jokes at the Start of Plautus’ Pseudylus (Pseudolus),’ Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 102, 89-94.
  18. Forthcoming? (submitted 2011)‘Who was in the Audience of Roman Comedy?’ Proceedings of the 2011 JOCOSA conference, ed. Emiliano Buis, Buenos Aires.
  19. 2011‘Tale padre, tale figlia? alcune ambiguità nel Persa’ (Like Father, Like Daugher? Some Ambiguities in Persa)’, tr. Giorgia Parlato, in R. Raffaelli, A. Tontini, eds., Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates XIV: Persa. Urbino, 13-35 (English version here)
  20. 2008‘Plautus, Truculentus 78,’ Mnemosyne 61, 298-299.
  21. 2007Parasitus Colax (Terence, Eunuchus 30),’ Mnemosyne 60, 483-489.
  22. 2007‘Freudian Slips in Plautus,’ American Journal of Philology 128, 209-237.
  23. 2006. ‘Troy Destroyed (Plautus, Bacchides 973-4 and 1053),’ Classical Philology 101, 280-286.
  24. 2006Sicilicissitat (Plautus, Men. 12) and Early Geminate Writing in Latin,’ Mnemosyne 59, 95-110.
  25. 2005Unum Somnum (Plautus, Amphitruo 697): A Lost Example of Code-Switching?’ Rheinisches Museum 148, 404-406.
  26. 2004‘Agnus κουριῶν (Plautus, Aulularia 561-4),’ Classical Philology 99, 147-153.
  27. 2003‘A Lacuna in Plautus’ Menaechmi V.2,’ Mnemosyne 56, 72-74.
  28. 2002. ‘The Punctuation and Assignation of Menaechmi 184, 185, 189,’ Mnemosyne 55, 735-736.

On Classical Latin and Greek Literature and Roman Society

  1. 2020. “إحياء اللغة اللاتينية / The Revival of the Latin Language.” With Magda El-Nowieemy. Classical Papers 17 (issued by the Department of Greek and Latin Studies, Cairo University), pp. 411-434. (Reprints my review of Foster 2016, Ossa Latinitatis Sola Ad Mentem Reginaldi Rationemque, with discussion in Arabic by Prof. El-Nowieemy of two questions: What does Latin mean for the Arab World? and What does Latin mean for the West?)
  2. 2019. The Myth of Ovid’s Exile.’ Electryone 6.
  3. 2016‘Freudian Bullseyes in Classical Perspective—The Psycholinguistics of Guilt in Virgil’s Aeneid. In P. Mitsis and I. Ziogas (eds.), Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry (Festschrift for Frederick M. Ahl), Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, 131-151.
  4. 2013‘Puns’ in R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski (eds.), The Virgil Encyclopedia (Blackwell)
  5. 2008‘The Lesbia Code: Backmasking, Pillow Talk, and Cacemphaton in Catullus 5 and 16,’ Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 89, 55-69.
  6. 2008‘Umbricius and Greek Shell Games (Juvenal, Sat. 3.74-81),’ Scripta Classica Israelica 27, 55-58.
  7. 2004‘Propertius 3.4, 1.1, and the Aeneid Incipit,’ Classical Quarterly n.s. 54, 649-650.

On psychiatry or mental illness in antiquity

  1. 2017‘Joachim Camerarius on Witches, Witchcraft, and Criminal Responsibility, Or, How to Philologize with a Witches’ Hammer.’ Thomas Baier (ed.), Camerarius Polyhistor Wissensvermittlung im deutschen Humanismus. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto. 335-56.
  2. 2017. ‘Schizophrenia, then and now:  The Libation Bearers of Aeschylus,’ in J.A. Schaler, H.Z. Lothane, and R.E. Vatz, eds., Thomas S. Szasz: The Man and his Ideas. Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, New Jersey, pp. 169-193.
  3. 2016‘Schizophrenia in The Golden Ass,’ Electryone 4.1, 1-11
  4. 2014‘On Religious and Psychiatric Atheism: the success of Epicurus, the failure of Thomas Szasz,’, August 26, 2014.
  5. 2013‘On Being Sane in an Insane Place—the Rosenhan Experiment in the Laboratory of Plautus’ Epidamnus,’ Current Psychology 32, 348-365.

On Neo-Latin

  1. 2021. ‘Joannes Burmeister.’ Literaturwissenschaftliches Verfasserlexikon(VL 17).
  2. 2019‘Plutarch, De natura et effectionibus daemonum. 1565.’ Opera Camerarii.
  3. 2017‘O Maravilhoso Mistério de Mater-Virgo de Joannes Burmeister’ (The Marvelous Mystery of Joannes Burmeister’s Mater-Virgo), tr. Adriano Scando, In Rodrigo T.Gonçalves, Isabella T. Cardoso, and Lilian da C. Nunes. Anfitriões e Sósias. Kotter Editorial. São Paulo, 105-136. (English translation here)
  4. 2015‘The Intercalary Scenes in the Aulularia of Joannes Burmeister (1629),’ in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Monasteriensis: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies (Münster 2012) (Leiden: Brill), 202-213.
  5. 2013. ‘The Aulularia Inversa of Joannes Burmeister,’ in J. Kwapisz, D. Petrain, and M. Szymanski, eds., The Muse at Play. Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry, Berlin/De Gruyter, 325-348.