Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati)

B.A. Hon. (University of Calgary)

Other Publications

“Polychronius of Apamea and Daniel 11: Seleucid History through the Eyes of an Antiochene Biblical Interpreter.” Forthcoming in R. Oetjen and F. X. Ryan (eds.), Seleukeia: Studies in Seleucid History, Archaeology and Numismatics in Honor of Getzel M. Cohen. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018.

John Lydus, On the Months (De Mensibus), 2nd ed. 2017. [translated, annotated, and with a scholarly introduction] [Review: McAlhany]

Origen of Alexandria: Exegetical Works on Ezekiel. Ipswich, 2014. [translated, annotated, partially edited Greek text; general editor R. Pearse][Amazon][Reviews: Martens; Christman; Vianes]

  • Comprehensive collection of all extant exegesis of Ezekiel by Origen, with English translation: Homilies and Greek fragments. Some highlights:

  • Latin homily text can be compared with corresponding Greek fragments

  • Greek text corrected and supplemented by reference to cod. Ottobon. 452 — including some newly edited fragments (see p. 410) and some recently edited by Vianes (see p. 409), and a new testimonium on ch. 37 (?)

  • Significant additions / supplements at 3.2; 3.20; 7.26(b); 9.9; 13.2(d); 14.4(a); 17.13(c); 30.6(b)

  • Identification of some doubtful or inauthentic fragments (on the basis of ms. attribution): 4.16; 7.17-18(a); 7.26(c); 8.17-18(c); 13.9(a); 14.13(b); 16.7(b); 16.10(d)-(e); 16.30(a); 16.48(b); 17.13(c); 18.6(c); 18.23; 32.23

  • New reference to the asterisk, a critical sign used by Origen — fr. 7.27(a)

  • Reference to obelus and discussion derived from Origen’s Commentary (fr. 32.17) newly incorporated among the collection of Origen’s fragments

  • Citation of Symmachus restored (fr. 9.2)

  • Etymological (onomastic) fragments probably to be attributed to Origen — included as an appendix

  • Frequent cross-references to Jerome’s commentary (in notes to the Greek fragments especially)


The Use of Sibyls and Sibylline Oracles in Early Christian Writers. Diss. Cincinnati 2008.


“The Book of Job as a Greek Tragedy: Late Antique Interpretive Trajectories” (2022, ICC)

“Theosophy: Reconstructing a Compendium of Greek Wisdom” (Apr. 2013, CAMWS)

“Lost in Translation: Polychronius on Biblical Obscurity and Hebrew Text” (May 2012, NAPS)

“As Some of Your Own Poets Have Said: Early Christian Interpretation of the Pagan Quotations in the New Testament” (2010)

“Greek Oracles in a Christian Setting: The Citations of Didymus the Blind” (2008)

“An Oracle on Christology in the ‘Theosophical’ Tradition” (2008)

“Fits and Starts: Early Christians on the 4th Eclogue and Vergil’s Inspiration” (2002)

“Sibyls and Sibylline Oracles in the Writings of Clement of Alexandria” (2000)


“The Fourth Kingdom: Hellenistic History, Pagan Scholarship, and Biblical Interpretation” (April 2011, Augustana College, Rock Island)

“Pagan Prophets of Christ: Early Christian Use of Greco-Roman Mantic Figures” (Mar. 2004, Millsaps College)



Latin Video Games and Apps: Ongoing development project to produce games and applications useful for Latin learning (as well as to foster a student group formed with an interest in video game development)

Catena on Ezekiel: a prototype website on the historical interpretation (especially Patristic) of the book of Ezekiel, based on the Greek catena containing comments of Origen, Polychronius, and others.

ClassicsIndex: Links to Online Books for the Study of Greek and Roman Classics, Early Judaism, and Christianity

George Cram (“Jig”) Cook, The Athenian Women, first staged 1918, published Athens 1926, with no formal copyright statement; and in the public domain as of 1996 in Greece (more than 70 years since Cook’s death in 1924), therefore in the public domain in the USA. Edited by Mischa Hooker for digital dissemination, 2020.

Genesius Guild Radio Productions, a podcast of audio drama productions begun during the pandemic — includes Sophocles’ Philoctetes; Susan Glaspell and Provincetown Players material; etc.

Documents of Early Danish and Viking History, website originally constructed for the use of a Latin class in Spring 2019, supplemented periodically

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