Curriculum Vitae
Other Publications
Letters to the Editor (published and unpublished)
Suda On Line Translations (search translator = Debra Hamel)


The Battle of Arginusae: Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015)

Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)

Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece (Yale University Press, 2003)

Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period (Brill Academic Publishers, 1998).



The Twitter Thucydides: An Abbreviated History of the Peloponnesian War for the Modern Age

Killing Eratosthenes: A True Crime Story From Ancient Athens

The Twitter Herodotus: An Abbreviated History of the Persians Wars for the Modern Age

It Was a Dark and Stormy Tweet: Five Hundred 1st Lines in 140 Characters or Less

The Mutilation of the Herms: Unpacking an Ancient Mystery

Ancient Greeks in Drag: The Liberation of Thebes and Other Acts of Heroic Trasnvestism

Socrates at War: The Military Heroics of an Iconic Intellectual

Prisoners of the Peloponnesian War



"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.