I am interested in the pragmatics and sociolinguistics of the Latin and Greek languages. My monograph, tentatively titled "Linguistic Interaction in Roman Comedy" analyzes the language of Roman comedy from those disciplinary perspectives, and I am working on it "pro virili parte". My interests also include 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.
Noli+Infinitive in Roman Comedy (forthcoming), Glotta (2016)
ABSTRACT: The article argues that the noli facere type is polite in Plautus, but not...
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 (2014)
ABSTRACT: Quid ais has as its two main functions in Latin to express surprise (“what...
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.
ABSTRACT: In this piece, I argue that Catullus alludes to some verses from Misoumenos in...