Classics Writing

Iphis and Ianthe” (translation of Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.669-797, with translator’s note). The Sewanee Review. (Summer, 2021). (Also available here.)

The Tender, Loving Side of the Romans.” (Review of Hérica Valladares, Painting, Poetry, and the Invention of Tenderness in the Early Roman Empire; Cambridge, 2021). Hyperallergic. (May 10, 2021)

Horace’s Lyrics of Friendship Offer Hope to Our Troubled WorldPsyche (February 3, 2021).

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung Reclaims the Voices of Women from Myth.” Electric Literature (December 18, 2019).

The Brutality of Ovid: A Conversation on Sex, Violence, and Power in the MetamorphosesLapham’s Quarterly (September 11, 2019). With Jia Tolentino.

Stanzas: Ovid.” The Sewanee Conglomerate (blog of The Sewanee Review) (August 23, 2019).

How (Not) to Translate the Female Body.” The Sewanee Review (Summer, 2019). Selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2020. (Also available here.)

The Original Sex Strike Was a Farce and This One Is Too: A Classics Scholar on the Pitfalls–and Potential–of Basing Your Activism on Lysistrata.” Electric Literature (May 17, 2019).

Seneca’s ‘Lost Cause’: The Myth of the Noble Stoic/Southern Slave Owner.” Eidolon (February 1, 2019).

Archilochus Fragment 67a.” The Brooklyn Rail, “InTranslation” (November 1, 2018).

Rape, Lost in Translation.” Electric Literature (May 1, 2018). (Translated into Spanish by Manuel Silva here.)

The Bad Wives: Misogyny’s Age-Old Roots in the Home.” Eidolon (April 9, 2018).

Pygmalion President: Trump and the Ancient Myth of the Perfect Woman.” The Millions (February 6, 2018).

Is Homer’s Calypso a Feminist Icon or a Rapist?Electric Literature (January 30, 2018).

Reimagining Antigone for the Age of Extremism: A Conversation with Kamila Shamsie.” Eidolon (December 11, 2017). With Christopher McDonough.

The Flight of Icarus.” Gucci Stories. (November 30, 2017).

Can a Middle-Aged Woman Seize the Day?Eidolon (October 23, 2017).

From Penelope to Pussyhats: The Ancient Origins of Feminist Craftivism.” Literary Hub (June 7, 2017)

Between the Ancient World and Me: Modes of Defiance in Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sophocles, and Plato.” Eidolon (February 23, 2017).

Elena Ferrante’s Virgil: Rewriting the Aeneid in the Neapolitan Novels.” Eidolon (November 17, 2016).

My Grandfather, Aeneas, and the Memory of War.” The Millions (August 3, 2016).

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