Curriculum Vitae

  • The Battle of Arginusae: Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) (Amazon)
  • Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) (Amazon)
  • Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece. (Yale University Press, 2003) (Amazon)
  • Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period (Brill Academic Publishers, 1998). (Amazon)


Self-Published Booklets
  • The Twitter Thucydides: An Abbreviated History of the Peloponnesian War for the Modern Age. 2017. (Amazon)
  • Killing Eratosthenes: A True Crime Story From Ancient Athens. 2016. (Amazon)
  • The Twitter Herodotus: An Abbreviated History of the Persians Wars for the Modern Age. 2014. (Amazon)
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Tweet: Five Hundred 1st Lines in 140 Characters or Less. 2014. (Amazon)
  • Ancient Greeks in Drag: The Liberation of Thebes and Other Acts of Heroic Transvestism. 2013. (Amazon) (Revised version of article originally published in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.)
  • Socrates at War: The Military Heroics of an Iconic Intellectual. 2013. (Amazon) (Revised version of article originally published in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.)
  • Prisoners of the Peloponnesian War. 2013. (Amazon)
  • The Mutilation of the Herms: Unpacking an Ancient Mystery. 2012. (Amazon)


  • "Strategoi." The Encyclopedia of Ancient History Wiley Blackwell, 2012.
  • "Citizen Tyrants." Military History Quarterly 22.1 (Autumn, 2009), 26-33.
  • "Fate of the Conquered." Military History Quarterly 17.3 (Spring, 2005), 6-13.
  • "Ancient Greeks in Drag." Military History Quarterly 14.4 (Summer, 2002), 82-88.
  • "Socrates at War," Military History Quarterly 14.1 (Autumn, 2001) 34-41.
  • "Coming to Terms with lipotaxion." Greek, Roman, & Byzantine Studies 39 (1998), 361-405.
  • "Strategoi on the Bema: The Separation of Political and Military Authority in Fourth-Century Athens." The Ancient History Bulletin 9.1 (1995) 25-39.

  • Review of Jim Lacey, The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization New York, 2011. In Military History Quarterly 23.4 (Summer, 2011) 92-94.
  • Review of Kurt Raaflaub (ed.), War and Peace in the Ancient World Malden, MA, Oxford, and Carlton, Victoria, 2007. In Military History Quarterly 20.4 (Summer 2008) 95.
  • Review of Perez Zagorin, Thucydides: An Introduction for the Common Reader Princeton and Oxford, 2005. In Military History Quarterly 19.3 (Spring 2007) 94.
  • Review of P.J. Rhodes, A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 B.C. Malden, MA, Oxford, and Carlton, Victoria, 2005. In Military History Quarterly 18.3 (Spring 2006) 95.
  • Review of Michael J. Edwards, Lysias. Five Speeches. London, 1999. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1999-10-39.
  • Review of Robert J. Buck, Thrasybulus and the Athenian Democracy: the life of an Athenian statesman. Stuttgart, 1998. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998-12-13.
  • Review of Michael M. Sage, Warfare in Ancient Greece: a sourcebook. London and New York, 1996. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1997.06.01 = print vol. 9.2 (1998) 173-176.
  • Review of Mark H. Munn, The Defense of Attica: The Dema Wall and the Boiotian War of 378-375 B.C. Berkeley, 1993. In The Journal of Military History 58.1 (1994) 135-136.



  • "Lead Time." Wall Street Journal (March 3, 2020).
  • "Sing, Goddess...." Inkubator (February 27, 2020).
    (Included in the puzzle collection 100 Audacious Puzzles by Women and Nonbinary Creators. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2022.)
  • AGAS-ANTS. LA Times (February 27, 2020).
  • "Needs Proofreading." Andrews McMeel Universal (October 8, 2019).
  • AMOK-AMEN. LA Times (October 8, 2019).
  • GIL-GALE. TV Guide, puzzle no. 788 (Feb. 28-Mar. 5, 2004).
Logic Puzzles (PennyPress)
  • Original Logic Problems (April, 2010), 30.
  • "Greeks on Stage." Original Logic Problems. (February, 2007), 33
  • "A Few of their Favorite Things." Original Logic Problems. (February, 2007), 10
  • "Making the Grade." Original Logic Problems. (June, 2006), 15
  • "Classic Pursuits." Original Logic Problems. (October, 2005), 35
  • "Mrs. Wiggum's Mice." Original Logic Problems. (June, 2004), 4
  • "The Royal Suitors." World-Class Logic Problems. 13/04, p. 7
  • "Time on their Paws." Original Logic Problems (June, 2003), 13.
Miscellaneous Puzzles (Games Magazine)
  • "Telegram Sam." Games World of Puzzles (March 2001), 62-63.
  • "Jonah's Escape." Games Magazine (March 2001), 50.

Book Reviews
Online Essays and Interviews
Suda On Line Translations
  • Bookmarks (January/February 2004): "Authors, Poets, & Murderers, Oh My!" (Readers Recommend section, pp. 10-12)
  • Bookmarks (2006): (Readers Recommend section, pp. 12-13)
  • Letters to the Editor (published and unpublished)