Classically Inclined

Academic publications


2019. Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular CultureLondon: Bloomsbury Academic.
Review in Salon Futura by Cheryl Morgan.
The Classical Review review by Evelien Bracke.
Review in The BSFA Review, issue 9, by Graham Andrews.
Review in Greece & Rome by Henry Stead.

Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture

2017. The Ethics of the Family in Seneca. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
BMCR review by Brad Inwood.
Review at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews by Gretchen Reydams-Schils.
Review in Phronesis by Chris Gill (subscription required).
The Classical Review review by Christopher Star.
A series of six blog posts by Massimo Pigliucci summarising each chapter of the book.

The Ethics of the Family in Seneca

The Ethics of the Family in Seneca

Articles and Book Chapters

2020: ‘Mazes Intricate: The Minotaur As A Catalyst of Identity Formation in British Young Adult Fiction.’ In Chasing Mythical Beasts: The Reception of Creatures from Graeco-Roman Mythology in Children’s & Young Adults’ Culture, ed. K. Marciniak. Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg: 99-119.

2020: ‘Pater Figure: Leadership, Emperors and Fathers in Seneca and Stoicism.’ In Paradox and Power in Caring Leadership: Critical and Philosophical Reflections, ed. L. Tompkins. Edward Elgar: 142-152.

2019. We Are What We Keep: The “Family Archive”, Identity and Public/Private Heritage, with Anna Woodham, Laura King, Vicky Crewe and Fiona Blair. Heritage & Society.

2018. The Ties That Bind: Materiality, Identity and the Life Course in the ‘Things’ Families Keep, with Anna Woodham, Laura King and Vicky Crewe. Journal of Family History 43.2: 157-176.

2016: This Is Not A Chapter About Jane Harrison: Classicists at Newnham College, 1882-1922. In Women Classical Scholars. Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly, eds. E. Hall and R. Wyles. Oxford University Press: 153-175.

2015: Ovid and His Ars: Preparing A Commentary For The Online Companion To The Worlds Of Roman Women. Teaching Classical Languages 6.1: 1-17.

2014: Show Me The Way To Go Home: A Reconsideration of Seneca’s De Consolatione ad Polybium. The American Journal of Philology 135.3: 451-480.

2014: My Family Tree Goes Back To The Romans: Seneca’s Approach To The Family In The Epistulae Morales. In Seneca Philosophus, eds. J. Wildberger and M.L. Colish. Berlin: De Gruyter: 229-268.

2013: “The Dragon-green, the Luminous, the Dark, the Serpent-haunted Sea”: Monsters, Landscape and Gender in Clash of the Titans (1981 and 2010). New Voices In Classical Reception Studies, Conference Proceedings volume 1: 64-75.

2013: Reading Rape in Ovid’s Metamorphoses: A Test-Case Lesson. Classical World 106.4: 676-681.

2013: five entries for the Virgil Encyclopedia, eds. R. Thomas and J. Ziolkowski, Wiley-Blackwell on Andromache; consolatio; familial relationship (with Tim O’Sullivan); reception, theories of; and stepmothers.

2012: She’s Only A Bird in a Gilded Cage: Freedwomen at Trimalchio’s Dinner Party. Classical Quarterly 62.1: 260-280.

2011: Teaching Sex and Gender in the Ancient World. Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 11.2: 25-35.

Other Things You Might Fancy Reading Or Watching

2021: Stoa Nova Conversations on Seneca, Stoicism and the family, hosted by Massimo Pigliucci and Rob Colter.

2020: ‘Managing a domestic crisis: Seneca, Stoicism and the family’, opening lecture in the ‘Crisis and Control’ Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2020 at the University of East Anglia, sponsored by the Royal Institute for Philosophy. (Select ‘Public Lectures 2019-20’ from the menu.)

2018: Caught in Medusa’s Gaze: Why Does The Ancient Monster Survive in the Modern World?, in Making Monsters: An Anthology of Classically Themed Speculative Fiction and Essays, eds. Emma Bridges and Djibril al-Ayad, Publishing.

September 2018: Lessons in Stoic Leadership from Seneca, Stoicon 2018, London.

July 2018: Seneca: Letters, a series of six short videos for the Massolit platform.

June 2018: speaker at Do Fictional Monsters Reflect Our Reality?, The Royal Institution, London – podcast available.

October 2017: Why Does the Ancient Monster Survive in the Modern World?, Why Do We Need Monsters?, Institute of Classical Studies, London – available on YouTube.

September 2017: At Home With The StoicsHistory Today. Volume 67, issue 9: 48-57 (subscription required).

August 2016: Seneca’s Guide To RelaxingIris Online.

April 2015: In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: On Classical Reception and Science Fiction. Strange Horizons.

February 2015: Some Newnham Classicists of the PastNewnham College Roll Letter: 128-9.

January 2014: “By A Wall That Faced The South”: Crossing The Border in Classically-Influenced Fantasy. Strange Horizons.

Book Reviews

2019: Review of Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins, Artemis Leontis. Times Higher Education 2,403 (11-17 April 2019): 48.

2018: Review of Seneca: Hercules Furens, Neil BernsteinClassics Ireland 25: 114-116.

2018: Review of Flintstone Modernism, Jeffrey Lieber. Times Higher Education 2,361 (14-20 June 2018): 57.

2017: Review of Hidden Lives, Public Personae. Women and Civic Life in the Roman West by Emily A. Hemelrijk. The Classical Review 67.1: 185-7.

2015: Review of The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature, edited by P.E. Knox and J.C. McKeown. The Classical Review 65.1: 301-2.

2012: Review of The Empire of the Self by Christopher Star. Hermathena 192: 107-111.

2011: Review of A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds, edited by Beryl Rawson. Scholia 20.26.

2008: Review of Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World, edited by Christopher Faraone and Laura McClure. Cloelia 38.1: 25-7.

2007: Review of Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus by Mark Edwards. Classical Bulletin 83.2: 328-9.

2006: Review of Stoic Warriors by Nancy Sherman. Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Online Commentaries

2011: Text and commentary on Ovid’s Ars Amatoria 3.281-310 for the Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women.

2009: Text and commentary on the aunt of Seneca in the ad Helviam, for the Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women.

2008: Text and commentary on Paulina, the wife of Seneca, for the Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women.


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