In am interested in linguistic variation, register and politeness in Latin and Greek. My work involves me in sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and politeness theory. My monograph, tentatively titled "Interactional Latin: Linguistic Variation and Discourse in Plautus and Terence" analyzes the language of Roman comedy from those perspectives, and I am working on it "pro virili parte". I've published on Roman comedy, but my interests extend to the reception of the Classics in renaissance and modern literature, Latin pedagogy, Greek and Roman drama and epic, and Latin poetry of all periods. I've tried my hand at some Latin verse, too, and you're welcome to check out my Latin poetry blog, that I've updated now and again since 2006: http://citharistes.blogspot.com (comments always welcome!). I also maintain an active interest in spoken Latin as co-organizer of the Conventiculum Bostoniense; check out what we do at http://conventiculum.org.
Bilingual Pun and Epic Allusion in Aulularia (Plautus Aulularia 394-397, 736) (Forthcoming, Pub. Year Tentative), Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica (2015)
ABSTRACT: I argue for a bilingual pun (liberos~ τόκος) at Aulularia 736, and defend an...
The Volo Command in Roman Comedy, Mnemosyne Forthcoming (pub. year tentative) (2015)
ABSTRACT: The article is based on a complete data set of all volo commands in...
Of Calves and (Old) Men: A Pun at Epidicus 187 and 666, Mnemosyne (2014)
ABSTRACT: The article argues for a pun in two passages in the Roman comedian Plautus'...
Quid Ais and Female Speech in Roman Comedy, Hermes Zeitschrift für Klassische Philologie (Forthcoming, 2014 pub. year tentative) (2014)
ABSTRACT: Quid ais has as its two main functions in Latin to express surprise (“what...
The First Person Plural "Hortatory" Subjunctive in Plautus and Terence (pub. year tentative), Rheinisches Museum Für Klassische Philologie (2014)
ABSTRACT: This piece demonstrates some patterns in Plautus' and Terence's use of the 1st person...
Review of Manuwald, Gesine (2011) Roman Republican Theatre (Cambridge: Cambridge UK), Classical Review (2013)
Review of Gesine Manuwald's Roman Republican Theatre
Review of Gesine Manuwald, Roman Drama: A Reader. London: Duckworth, 2010., Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2011)
A review of Gesine Manuwald's anthology of Roman dramatic texts.